There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Salzburg by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$161 - $280

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station 106
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$42 - $69

5 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Salzburg

$55 - $80

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Salzburg 457.1 miles

$95 - $140

Fly to Salzburg  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Salzburg (SZG) GVA - SZG

$110 - $238

Fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Munich (MUC) GVA - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$83 - $221

Fly to Linz, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Linz (LNZ) GVA - LNZ
  2. Take the train from Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$140 - $654

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 12 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Salzburg is to fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Salzburg is 552 km. The road distance is 731.3 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 9 min to get from Geneva to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Salzburg. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 9 min.

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The nearest airport to Salzburg is Salzburg (SZG) Airport which is 3.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Linz (LNZ) (98.5 km), Munich (MUC) (112 km), Graz (GRZ) (201.5 km) and Ljubljana (LJU) (204.6 km).

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 345.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 9 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Geneva to Salzburg via Zürich HB in around 9 h 9 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Geneva to Salzburg once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Linz via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Wels to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $8
Premium
$11 - $15
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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