There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Salzburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

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

$80 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Salzburg

$35 - $50

5 alternative options

Train via München Hbf  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$123 - $195

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Salzburg 285.5 miles

$55 - $90

Fly Zurich to Salzburg  •  5 h 13 min

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

$113 - $329

Fly Zurich to Munich, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$136 - $382

Train to Basel, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 7 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 Salzburg Hbf

$144 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Salzburg is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Salzburg is to drive which takes 4 h 29 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 85.

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The distance between Zürich and Salzburg is 340 km. The road distance is 457 km.

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The train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf takes 5 h 23 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Salzburg. 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 Zürich HB and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Salzburg twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min. EuroNight also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Salzburg 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
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 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
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
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
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 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch

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