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There are 10 ways to get from Zermatt to Salzburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Zürich HB 8
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$161 - $293

Cheapest option

Drive, train  •  8 h 7 min

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

$83 - $129

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Train, bus Eurolines CH  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Bern 8 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Salzburg

$102 - $171

Train, bus via Chur  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Disentis/Mustér 5-Y
  2. Take the train from Disentis/Mustér to Chur 920 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Munich, Munich central bus station 076 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$132 - $240

Drive  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Salzburg 399.6 miles

$80 - $130

Train to Zurich, fly, train  •  9 h 12 min

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

$219 - $536

Train to Geneva, fly, train  •  10 h 37 min

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

$154 - $356

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Munich (MUC) MXP - MUC
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$139 - $321

Train to Basel, fly, train  •  10 h 26 min

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

$187 - $471

Train, train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Munich (MUC) BGY - MUC
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$189 - $574

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Salzburg is to drive which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 8 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Salzburg is to drive which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 8 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Visp and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Salzburg is 448 km. The road distance is 639.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 10 h 13 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to get from Zermatt to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Salzburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Visp station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Salzburg is 639 km. It takes approximately 8 h 3 min to drive from Zermatt to Salzburg.

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  • Distance: 280 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Salzburg via Visp and Zürich HB in around 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
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 Milan Bergamo to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
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 Visp to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Train from Visp to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Disentis/Mustér
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$80 - $95
1st Class Ticket
$140 - $170
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$26 - $31
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $55
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Disentis/Mustér to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.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
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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 Chur, Chur PostAutostation to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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