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

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Train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$150 - $266

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreux to Zurich K288
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg South N391

$41 - $69

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Salzburg

$69 - $120

Drive, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Montreux to Landeck-Zams
  2. Take the train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$91 - $141

Drive  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Montreux to Salzburg 414 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Geneva, fly to Salzburg  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Montreux to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Salzburg (SZG) GVA - SZG

$133 - $277

Train to Geneva, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Montreux to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Munich (MUC) GVA - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$106 - $260

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  8 h 27 min

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

$213 - $519

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Montreux to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Montreux, rue du Marché and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South via Montreux and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreux to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Montreux and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Lausanne and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

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The distance between Montreux and Salzburg is 488 km. The road distance is 662.4 km.

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The best way to get from Montreux to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 9 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to get from Montreux to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Montreux to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Montreux station.

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

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The best way to get from Montreux to Salzburg is to train which takes 9 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Montreux to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg, Salzburg South station.

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Map of how to get from Montreux to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 305.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Montreux to Salzburg via Lausanne and Zürich HB in around 9 h 28 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Montreux to Salzburg once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 10 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Montreux to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montreux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Montreux 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 Montreux to Salzburg is 662 km. It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to drive from Montreux to Salzburg.

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British Airways, Eurowings, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1241+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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