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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 39 min

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

$122 - $210

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bern 106

$32 - $59

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Bern

$45 - $60

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Bern 359.3 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Salzburg to Basel, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Basel (BSL) SZG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$115 - $433

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$146 - $373

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$173 - $443

Train to Munich, fly to Berne  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berne (BRN) MUC - BRN

$177 - $678

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

You can take a train from Salzburg to Bern via Zürich HB in around 6 h 39 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Salzburg to Bern 3 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 15 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 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
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Munich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
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
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
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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Bern
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Salzburg and Bern is 432 km. The road distance is 575 km.

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Bern is to bus which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Bern is to drive which takes 5 h 40 min and costs 60€ - 95€.

No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Bern. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Bern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Bern. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Salzburg to Bern, including transfers.