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Overview: Train from Geneva to Salzburg

distanceDistance342 miles (552 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$43 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet

Trains from Geneva to Salzburg cover the 342 miles (552 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 21 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $43 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $36 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Travel Tips: Trains from Geneva to Salzburg

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FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Salzburg, Austria if I'm coming from Geneva, Switzerland by train?

Travel by train between Geneva, Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Salzburg from Geneva restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Geneva?

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 1/13/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Geneva to Salzburg closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Geneva, Switzerland from Salzburg, Austria?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Salzburg to Geneva is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Austria?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Salzburg?

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/13/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Geneva from Salzburg here.

How much do cheap train tickets between Geneva and Salzburg cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Geneva to Salzburg trains for as little as $36 (€30)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train between Geneva and Salzburg?

The train price from Geneva to Salzburg is on average $43 (€35)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

How far is Geneva to Salzburg by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Geneva and Salzburg by train to be approximately 342 miles (552 km).

How long is a train from Geneva to Salzburg on average?

On average the Geneva to Salzburg train time is 9 h 21 min  covering the 342 miles (552 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the train from Geneva to Salzburg depart from? Which Salzburg train station do I come into from Geneva?

There are a few train stations in Geneva to start your trip from including Genève and Geneva. In Salzburg you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Genève   and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Where is the train station in Geneva? Where is the train station in Salzburg?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Genève, located approximately 0.6 miles (950 m) from the city center of Geneva. The most popular arrival train station in Salzburg, called Salzburg Hbf, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city center.

Which train providers can get me from Geneva to Salzburg?

If you're looking for trains from Geneva to Salzburg, you can rely on ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet to get you to Salzburg. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Geneva to Salzburg journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there between Geneva and Salzburg?

On average, there are 5 trains a day from Geneva to Salzburg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Geneva to Salzburg? When does the last train depart from Geneva to Salzburg?

You can take the earliest train from Geneva to Salzburg at 7: 15 AM   or take the last train from Geneva to Salzburg leaving at 10: 20 PM. Look for the latest Geneva to Salzburg train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

When should I buy the Geneva to Salzburg train for the best deals on tickets?

You can find trains between Geneva and Salzburg to cost on average $43 (€35) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Geneva to Salzburg train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Salzburg
Genève is the most popular Geneva railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Geneva for your trip to Salzburg.