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

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Train  •  8 h 36 min

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

$167 - $294

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 25 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 Geneva 106 / ...

$38 - $74

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Train via Feldkirch  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Feldkirch Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$167 - $298

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Geneva

$55 - $80

Train, drive  •  7 h 44 min

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

$102 - $152

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Geneva 457.1 miles

$95 - $140

Fly from Salzburg  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Geneva (GVA) SZG - GVA

$111 - $231

Train to Munich, fly  •  6 h 32 min

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

$88 - $220

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Geneva. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Geneva is 552 km. The road distance is 731.4 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 8 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 36 min to get from Salzburg to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Geneva is to train which takes 8 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 6 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 345.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Salzburg to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 8 h 36 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Salzburg to Geneva once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 11 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 Geneva via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $320
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $320
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $320
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
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 Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Geneva is 731 km. It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to drive from Salzburg to Geneva.

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Transavia Holland, KLM, Jet2.com and four other airlines offer flights from Salzburg Airport to Geneva Airport.

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

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 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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