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There are 5 ways to get from Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen by train, car, bus, night bus or plane

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Train, drive  •  4 h 14 min

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

$54 - $83

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Night bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the night bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to St. Gallen N391

$22 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Sankt Gallen

$30 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Sankt Gallen 233.7 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  5 h 50 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 HB to Rapperswil

$161 - $416

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen is to bus which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Sankt Gallen. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Canton of St. Gallen is 288 km. The road distance is 373.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 10 min and costs 28€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Salzburg, Salzburg South station.

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

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Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen is 374 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Salzburg to Canton of St. Gallen.

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  • Distance: 179.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland?

Eurolines CH operates a bus from Salzburg to Sankt Gallen 3 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 Landeck-Zams
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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 Rapperswil
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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 Sankt Gallen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 363+ hotels available in Canton of St. Gallen. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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