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

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Train via Olten  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Olten Ic5 / ...
  3. Take the train from Olten to Interlaken Ost Ice / ...

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Bus, train  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg Lastenstrasse to Zurich Limmatstrasse Sofia Central Bus Station - Rennes Place de la Gare
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Thun Ic8 / ...

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Train  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern Ir
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost Ir

Train, bus  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf Re5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Lucerne Inselquai
  3. Take the train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost Ir

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen 583.9 km

Train, fly to Basel  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Ostbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Ostbahnhof to Flughafen München
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

Train, fly to Zurich  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Ostbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Ostbahnhof to Flughafen München
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  5. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost

Train, fly to Geneva  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Ostbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Ostbahnhof to Flughafen München
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Geneva (GVA) MUC - GVA
  4. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
  5. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost

Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen by train

The train journey time between Salzburg and Lauterbrunnen is around 8h 33m and covers a distance of around 609 km. This includes an average layover time of around 45 min. Operated by Railjet, Hungarian Railways (MÁV), Südostbahn and others, the Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen train service departs from Salzburg Hbf and arrives in Lauterbrunnen. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

44 Weekly Trains
8h 33m Average Duration
SFr 81 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen is to train and bus, which costs €70 - €110 and takes 11h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen is to drive which costs €110 - €170 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Lauterbrunnen via Zürich HB, Olten and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 33m.

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The distance between Salzburg and Lauterbrunnen is 410 km. The road distance is 583.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen without a car is to train via Olten which takes 8h 33m and costs €80 - €150.

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It takes approximately 8h 33m to get from Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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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 Lauterbrunnen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Interlaken Ost station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen is 584 km. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen.

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  • Distance: 410.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 33m

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

You can take a train from Salzburg to Lauterbrunnen via Zürich HB, Olten, and Interlaken Ost in around 8h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 850
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 850
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 80
Website
Railjet
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Olten
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Olten
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Olten to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Zentralbahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ostbahnhof to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Lucerne Inselquai
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Salzburg Lastenstrasse to Zurich Limmatstrasse
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Website
Union Ivkoni

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