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  •  8 h 32 min

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

$135 - $235

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 / ...

$32 - $54

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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

$53 - $63

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

$77 - $150

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

$134 - $331

Fly Milan Malpensa to Munich, train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$97 - $214

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 23 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

$191 - $487

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Munich, train  •  8 h 33 min

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

$151 - $499

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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

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The distance between Lugano and Salzburg is 368 km. The road distance is 569.7 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to get from Lugano to Salzburg, including transfers.

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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.

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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 8 h 32 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Salzburg is 570 km. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Lugano to Salzburg.

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Lugano to Salzburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano C.Le station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 230.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Salzburg via Zürich HB in around 8 h 32 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
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 Milan Malpensa to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
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
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
$55 - $110
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
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
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 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
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
$24 - $40
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
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
$23
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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