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There are 3 ways to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden by bus, train or car

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Line 840 bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 840 bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to ZOB/Berchtesgaden Hbf 840

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Train  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the train from Freilassing to Berchtesgaden Hbf 84077 / ...

€7 - €53

1 alternative option

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden 25.4 km

€2 - €4

Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden by train

The train journey time between Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and Berchtesgaden is around 1h 6m and covers a distance of around 40 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 1m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Transdev, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden train service departs from Salzburg Hbf and arrives in Berchtesgaden Hbf. Typically 129 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 6m
Fastest train time:
1h 1m
Trains per week:
129
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:15
Last train departs at:
23:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden train schedules

Austria → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
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Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Austria

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

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Germany from Austria is currently restricted.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berchtesgaden is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berchtesgaden is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden is to drive which costs €2 - €4 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden is to drive which costs €2 - €4 and takes 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and arriving at ZOB/Berchtesgaden Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Berchtesgaden Hbf via Freilassing. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 34m.

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It is 20 km from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden. It is approximately 25.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden without a car is to line 840 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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The line 840 bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to ZOB/Berchtesgaden Hbf takes 49 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden bus services, operated by Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH, depart from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof station.

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Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden train services, operated by Salzburg AG, depart from Freilassing station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden is to line 840 bus which takes 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €7 - €55 and takes 1h 34m.

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  • Distance: 20.5 km
  • Duration: 49 min

What companies run services between Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, Austria and Berchtesgaden, Germany?

Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH operates a bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to ZOB/Berchtesgaden Hbf every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, Salzburg AG operates a train from Freilassing to Berchtesgaden Hbf hourly, and the journey takes 46 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Salzburg AG
Website
salzburg-ag.at
Train from Freilassing to Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
salzburg-verkehr.at
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 Freilassing to Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freilassing to Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH
Phone
+49 89 55164-0
Email
auskunft@rvo-bus.de
Website
dbregiobus-bayern.de
Bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to ZOB/Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH

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Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden bus services, operated by Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH, arrive at ZOB/Berchtesgaden Hbf station.

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Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden train services, operated by Salzburg AG, arrive at Berchtesgaden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden is 25 km. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Berchtesgaden.

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