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There are 8 ways to get from Luthern to Salzburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB Ir75 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Salzburg Hbf Rjx

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Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Munich Central Bus Station Prague Florenc Central Bus Station - Milan Lampugnano / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse London Victoria Green Line Station - Sofia Central Bus Station

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Bus, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Bregenz
  2. Take the train from Bregenz to Salzburg Hbf Rjx / ...

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Luthern to Salzburg 503.2 km

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

Train to Zurich, fly to Salzburg  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Salzburg (SZG) ZRH - SZG

Train to Basel, fly to Salzburg  •  7h 1m

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

Train to Basel, fly to Munich, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

Luthern to Salzburg by train

The train journey time between Luthern and Salzburg is around 6h 30m and covers a distance of around 524 km. This includes an average layover time of around 15 min. The fastest train normally takes 6h 27m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Luthern to Salzburg train service departs from Luzern and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 15m
Layover time:
15 min
Total time:
6h 30m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 27m
Train distance:
524 km
Trains per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€142
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:28
Last train departs at:
17:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luthern to Salzburg train schedules

Switzerland → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Suriname

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay, Vatican and Vietnam
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Cyprus
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Suriname
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Suriname

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salzburg is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Salzburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Salzburg is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Austria.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 8h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Luthern to Salzburg is to drive which takes 4h 45m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 90.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luthern to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Lucerne Inselquai and arriving at Salzburg Lastenstrasse via Munich Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luthern to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

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The distance between Luthern and Salzburg is 366 km. The road distance is 503.2 km.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 7h 13m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 7h 13m to get from Luthern to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Luthern to Salzburg bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Lucerne Inselquai station.

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

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The best way to get from Luthern to Salzburg is to train which takes 7h 13m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Luthern to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 365.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 13m

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

You can take a train from Luthern to Salzburg via Zuerich Hb in around 7h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luthern to Salzburg via Munich Central Bus Station in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €1600
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €1600
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €300
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€400 - €1500
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€120 - €220
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bregenz to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €75
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Railjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Luzern to Bregenz
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Union Ivkoni

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Luthern 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 Luthern to Salzburg is 503 km. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Luthern to Salzburg.

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