There are 10 ways to get from Salzburg to Lausanne 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  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$152 - $264

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 41 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 Lausanne 106 / ...

$42 - $68

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Train via Feldkirch  •  8 h 35 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 Lausanne 5 / ...

$152 - $267

Bus Eurolines CH  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Lausanne

$50 - $90

Train, drive  •  7 h 13 min

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

$92 - $142

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Lausanne 422.3 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Salzburg to Geneva, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Geneva (GVA) SZG - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$127 - $263

Train to Munich, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 43 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 Lausanne

$104 - $252

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 43 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 Lausanne

$203 - $492

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 55 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
  4. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$173 - $422

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Lausanne is 505 km. The road distance is 675.6 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Salzburg to Lausanne, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Lausanne is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 315.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Salzburg to Lausanne via Zürich HB in around 8 h 2 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Salzburg to Lausanne once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 10 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $320
Flights from Salzburg to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
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
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
5 h 35 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
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
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 Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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 Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
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 Lausanne
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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 Lausanne
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Lausanne is 676 km. It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to drive from Salzburg to Lausanne.

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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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There are 391+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $87 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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