There are 9 ways to get from Salzburg to Zürich by train, bus, 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

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Night bus  •  8 h 14 min

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

$27 - $50

7 alternative options

Train via Feldkirch  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Feldkirch Rj
  2. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB 1-Y / ...

$87 - $148

Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Zürich

$35 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Zürich 285.8 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Salzburg to Zurich  •  5 h 51 min

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

$121 - $328

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 16 min

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

$144 - $382

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 21 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

$141 - $367

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH

$153 - $382

Questions & Answers

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

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The train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB takes 5 h 24 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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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 five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Salzburg to Zürich 3 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 24 min. EuroNight also services this route once daily. 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 Salzburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
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
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Zurich via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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 Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
cd.cz
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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