There are 8 ways to get from Switzerland to Salzburg 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. En / ...

$88 - $155

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. X06 / ...
  2. 086 / ...

$26 - $59

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h 41 min

$37 - $48

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. 285.5 miles

$55 - $90

Fly from Zurich, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. ZRH - MUC

$139 - $383

Fly from Basel, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. BSL - MUC

$106 - $307

Fly from Geneva, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. GVA - MUC

$77 - $208

Fly from Berne, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. BRN - MUC

$172 - $677

What companies run services between Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria?

EuroNight operates a train from Zürich to Salzburg 3 times a day, and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Salzburg 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Mnichov, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Switzerland and Salzburg is 379 km. The road distance is 457 km.

The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Salzburg is to drive which takes 4 h 29 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 90.

No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Switzerland to Salzburg, including transfers.