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There are 6 ways to get from Luthern to Salzburg by train, bus, tram, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Salzburg Hbf Rjx

152€ - 268€

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Bus  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Gallen to Salzburg

30€ - 42€

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Tram, train  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the tram from Luzern to St. Gallen 8-Y
  2. Take the train from Bregenz to Salzburg Hbf Rjx / ...

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Luthern to Salzburg 507.5 km

55€ - 85€

Train, fly to Salzburg  •  6h 36m

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

101€ - 326€

Train, fly to Munich  •  5h 35m

  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

109€ - 377€

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The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 8h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Luthern to Salzburg is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luthern to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Lucerne, Inseli Park and arriving at Salzburg via Sankt Gallen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 16m.

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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 9m.

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The distance between Luthern and Salzburg is 366 km. The road distance is 507.5 km.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 7h 9m to get from Luthern to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Luthern to Salzburg bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Lucerne, Inseli Park 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 9m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 8h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Luthern to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 365.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 9m

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

You can take a train from Luthern to Salzburg via Zürich HB and Zuerich Hb in around 7h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luthern to Salzburg via St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse and Sankt Gallen in around 8h 16m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 450€
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Zurich to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 450€
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 450€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410€ - 850€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
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
46 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
130€ - 230€
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)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Tram from Luzern to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bregenz to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
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
Transdev
Website
veolia-verkehr.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
veolia-verkehr.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
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
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 Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
RegioJet
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Sankt Gallen to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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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 507 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Luthern to Salzburg.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1517+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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