There are 9 ways to get from Salzburg to Basel by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Rj / ...
  2. 3 / ...

$112 - $195

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. 086
  2. 301 / ...

$29 - $54

7 alternative options

Train via Ulm Hbf  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Ec / ...
  2. Ire / ...

$126 - $186

Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h 50 min

$40 - $55

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. 335.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Salzburg to Basel  •  5 h 10 min

  1. SZG - BSL

$80 - $367

Train to Munich, fly to Basel  •  4 h 54 min

  1. MUC - BSL

$111 - $307

Fly Salzburg to Zurich, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. SZG - ZRH

$143 - $388

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. MUC - ZRH

$166 - $443

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

You can take a train from Salzburg to Basel via Zürich HB in around 6 h 36 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Salzburg to Basel 3 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Salzburg and Basel is 410 km. The road distance is 537 km.

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Basel is to bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Basel is to train and fly which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 95€ - 270€.

No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Basel. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Basel SBB via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Basel. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Salzburg to Basel, including transfers.