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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 12m

  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  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Munich Central Bus Station Milan Lampugnano - Prague Florenc Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zob to Salzburg South N948 / ...

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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 22m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from Ostbahnhof 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  •  6h 30m

  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 39m

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

Luthern to Salzburg by train

The train journey time between Luthern and Salzburg is around 7h 12m and covers a distance of around 524 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Luthern to Salzburg train service departs from Luzern and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically 76 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

76 Weekly Trains
7h 12m Average Duration
€154 Cheapest Price
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Switzerland → Austria
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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 recommended.

The social distance requirement in Salzburg is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 27 and takes 7h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Luthern to Salzburg is to drive which takes 4h 45m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 140.

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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 South via Zob. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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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 12m.

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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 12m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m 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 12m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 27 and takes 7h 40m.

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  • Distance: 365.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 12m

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 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luthern to Salzburg via Zob in around 7h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Geneva, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Stuttgart, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Flights from Basel to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
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
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €65
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
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bregenz to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
WESTbahn 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
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€27 - €40
1st Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
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
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zob to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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

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