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

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Train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$92 - $154

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Night bus  •  8 h 30 min

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

$30 - $50

6 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Zürich

$48 - $63

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Zürich 285.8 miles

$55 - $90

Train, fly to Basel  •  5 h 10 min

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

$111 - $308

Train, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 27 min

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

$144 - $384

Train, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 36 min

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

$82 - $208

Train, 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

$177 - $678

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Switzerland is to night bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Switzerland is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Switzerland is 379 km. The road distance is 457.3 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs 75€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Salzburg to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Switzerland is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs 75€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 6 h 41 min.

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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 Switzerland train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Switzerland is 457 km. It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to drive from Salzburg to Switzerland.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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  • Distance: 237.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Switzerland?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Salzburg to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Salzburg to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 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
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 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 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
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Zürich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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