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Train Information between Zurich and Salzburg

distanceDistance211 miles (340 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$35 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Zurich to Salzburg cover the 211 miles (340 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 55 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $19 (€16), but the average price of train tickets is $35 (€29). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

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Zurich to Salzburg with ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn

You can travel by train from Zurich to Salzburg with ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn for as low as $19 (€16). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Salzburg from Zurich. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

  • Average Price: $19

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Zurich and Salzburg due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Train tickets from Zürich to Salzburg: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 40 €
2 weeks earlier 40 €0%
3 weeks earlier 38 €5%
1 month before 37 €8%
2 months earlier 40 €0%
3 months earlier 37 €8%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Zürich - Salzburg 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 5% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Zürich - Salzburg with 2 months in advance you save up to about 0% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 8%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

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Trains from Zurich to Salzburg
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Zurich and Salzburg?

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

Is international entry into Salzburg from Zurich 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 Zurich?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Zurich to Salzburg closer to your date of departure here

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

The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Salzburg is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Zurich from Salzburg restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Salzburg closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Zurich to Salzburg?
Train tickets between Zurich and Salzburg for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $19 (€16)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Zurich and Salzburg?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Salzburg train to cost on average $35 (€29)  one way.
How far is Salzburg from Zurich by train?
The distance from Zurich to Salzburg by train is approximately 211 miles (340 km).
How long is a train to Salzburg from Zurich on average?
While the time it takes to travel 211 miles (340 km) from Zurich to Salzburg can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Zurich to Salzburg train journey time is on average 5 h 55 min.
What train station in Zurich goes to Salzburg? What train station do I come into Salzburg from Zurich?

Some of the Zurich train stations to Salzburg you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Salzburg include Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB   and arriving in Salzburg Hbf.

Where is the Zurich train station located? Where is the Salzburg train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Zürich HB and travel around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Salzburg Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the train station to the city center in Salzburg.

Which train companies should I travel with from Zurich to Salzburg?
If you're looking for trains from Zurich to Salzburg, you can rely on ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn to get you to Salzburg. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Zurich to Salzburg route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there from Zurich to Salzburg?
The average number of trains departing Zurich for Salzburg is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Zurich to Salzburg? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Zurich to Salzburg train departs at 6: 09 AM   and the last train from Zurich to Salzburg leaves at 11: 08 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Zurich to Salzburg on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Zurich to Salzburg to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Salzburg from Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $35 (€29) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Salzburg a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Salzburg
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Salzburg.