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

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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  •  11 h 30 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 - $70

5 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Salzburg

$55 - $80

Drive, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Landeck-Zams
  2. Take the train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$100 - $154

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Salzburg 457.1 miles

$95 - $140

Fly to Salzburg  •  5 h 57 min

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

$110 - $238

Fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 33 min

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

$83 - $221

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 11 h 30 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 57 min.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 9 h 9 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 280.

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

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Geneva to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Salzburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Salzburg is to train which takes 9 h 9 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 11 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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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 Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
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
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

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Geneva to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Geneva to Salzburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Salzburg is 731 km. It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to drive from Geneva to Salzburg.

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British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Salzburg bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1207+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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