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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Berchtesgaden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Berchtesgaden Hbf R / ...

$94 - $153

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Bus, train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Salzburg
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Berchtesgaden Hbf R / ...

$51 - $65

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Bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Berchtesgaden N86 / ...

$140 - $201

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Berchtesgaden 292.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Zurich to Salzburg, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Salzburg (SZG) ZRH - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Aiglhof to Berchtesgaden Hbf

$135 - $350

Fly Zurich to Munich, train  •  6 h 58 min

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

$154 - $404

Fly Zurich to Nuremberg, train  •  9 h 34 min

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

$163 - $409

Train to Basel, fly to Munich, train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Freilassing

$154 - $389

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Berchtesgaden is to bus and train which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Berchtesgaden is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Berchtesgaden. However, there are services departing from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB and arriving at Berchtesgaden via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Berchtesgaden. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Berchtesgaden Hbf via Salzburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Berchtesgaden is 336 km. The road distance is 467.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Berchtesgaden without a car is to train which takes 7 h 25 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Zürich to Berchtesgaden, including transfers.

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Zürich to Berchtesgaden bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB station.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Berchtesgaden is to train which takes 7 h 25 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 210 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Berchtesgaden.
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  • Distance: 209.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Berchtesgaden, Germany?

You can take a train from Zürich to Berchtesgaden via Salzburg Hbf in around 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Berchtesgaden via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 7 h 33 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Salzburg Hbf to Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Aiglhof to Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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 Freilassing
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freilassing to Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
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
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Berchtesgaden
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Zürich to Berchtesgaden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berchtesgaden station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Berchtesgaden is 468 km. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to drive from Zürich to Berchtesgaden.

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Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1112+ hotels available in Berchtesgaden. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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