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There are 9 ways to get from Salzburg to Zürich by train, bus, night train, night 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  •  5 h 24 min

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

$80 - $140

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8 h 14 min

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

$27 - $45

7 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Zürich

$35 - $45

Night train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB En / ...

$95 - $170

Train, drive  •  5 h 5 min

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

$65 - $101

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Zürich 285.8 miles

$55 - $90

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 28 min

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

$143 - $382

Fly Salzburg to Zurich  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Zurich (ZRH) SZG - ZRH

$121 - $328

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 35 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 Zürich HB

$140 - $367

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Zürich is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Zürich. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Zürich is 340 km. The road distance is 457.3 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 70€ - 120€.

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The train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB takes 5 h 24 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Salzburg to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Salzburg station.

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Zürich is to train which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 212.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Zürich, 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 $35 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
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 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
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Zürich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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Salzburg to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zürich station.

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

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

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

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There are 512+ hotels available in Zürich. 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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