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There are 10 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.

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Train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$121 - $208

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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 - $54

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Bern

$45 - $60

Train, drive  •  6 h 14 min

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

$76 - $121

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Bern 359.3 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 30 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

$145 - $372

Fly Salzburg to Basel, train  •  6 h 39 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 Zurich, train  •  6 h 24 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

$172 - $442

Fly Salzburg to Zurich, train  •  6 h 38 min

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

$150 - $388

Train to Munich, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 41 min

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

$127 - $292

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Bern is to bus which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Bern is to drive which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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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.

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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 34 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Bern is 432 km. The road distance is 574.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Bern without a car is to train which takes 6 h 34 min and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Salzburg to Bern, including transfers.

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

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Salzburg to Bern train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Bern is to train which takes 6 h 34 min and costs 100€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Bern.
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  • Distance: 269.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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 34 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 Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
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
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Landeck-Zams
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 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
59 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
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Salzburg to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Bern is 575 km. It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to drive from Salzburg to Bern.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Salzburg to Bern bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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