There are 9 ways to get from Interlaken 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.

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Train via Bern  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$129 - $233

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Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Fribourg 417
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Zürich
  3. Take the bus from Zürich to Salzburg

$45 - $63

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Train  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$131 - $218

Train, bus  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to St. Gallen 1-Y
  3. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Salzburg, Salzburg South

Drive, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$75 - $118

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Salzburg 361.5 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Basel, fly to Salzburg  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Salzburg (SZG) BSL - SZG

$146 - $538

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Munich  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$192 - $486

Train to Basel, fly to Munich, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$159 - $401

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Interlaken, Interlaken West and arriving at Salzburg via Fribourg and Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Bern and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Salzburg is 410 km. The road distance is 578.3 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 8 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Interlaken to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Salzburg is to train which takes 8 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Basel Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Interlaken to Salzburg bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 256.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Salzburg via Bern and Zürich HB in around 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Salzburg via Fribourg and Zürich in around 11 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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 Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
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
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.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
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Interlaken, Interlaken West to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from St. Gallen to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Fribourg to Zürich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Interlaken 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 Interlaken to Salzburg is 578 km. It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to drive from Interlaken to Salzburg.

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Cairo Aviation, easyJet, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1241+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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