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There are 9 ways to get from Switzerland to Salzburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 25 min

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

$83 - $145

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 11 min

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

$29 - $48

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Salzburg

$43 - $60

Drive, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$64 - $102

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Salzburg 285.5 miles

$55 - $90

Fly from Zurich, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$139 - $383

Fly from Basel, train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$106 - $307

Fly from Geneva, train  •  6 h 38 min

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

$77 - $208

Fly from Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Munich (MUC) MXP - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$97 - $214

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 11 min.

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

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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 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Salzburg is 379 km. The road distance is 456.9 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 6 h 25 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Switzerland to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Salzburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Salzburg is to train which takes 6 h 25 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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

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Switzerland to Salzburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 237.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Salzburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $130 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min. 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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Train operators
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 Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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

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
Bus from Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Salzburg is 457 km. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Switzerland to Salzburg.

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

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There are 1227+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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