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 39 min

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

$121 - $208

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 - $54

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Bern

$50 - $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

$107 - $442

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

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

Train to Munich, fly to Berne  •  6 h 52 min

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

$176 - $677

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$176 - $442

Train to Munich, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 36 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 - $297

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 39 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 39 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 39 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Salzburg to Bern 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $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 28 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
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $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
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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
$50 - $60
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
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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
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 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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