There are 9 ways to get from Lugano to Salzburg by train, bus, night train, 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 19 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf En / ...

$141 - $246

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Munich, Munich central bus station 076
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$34 - $58

7 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Sud to St. Gallen
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Gallen to Salzburg

$55 - $65

Train, night train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Salzburg Hbf Nj

$83 - $161

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Salzburg 356.1 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Milan Malpensa to Salzburg  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Salzburg (SZG) MXP - SZG

$135 - $333

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$198 - $495

Fly Milan Malpensa to Munich, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Munich (MUC) MXP - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$104 - $222

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Munich, train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Munich (MUC) BGY - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$158 - $507

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Salzburg via Zürich HB in around 9 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Lugano Sud to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Sankt Gallen to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lugano and Salzburg is 368 km. The road distance is 570 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 10 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Lugano to Salzburg is to drive which takes 5 h 51 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 110.

No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 19 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 19 min to get from Lugano to Salzburg, including transfers.