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from Geneva to Salzburg

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Travel Information to Salzburg from Geneva

distanceDistance342 miles (552 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $320
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $37 (€30) • 13 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $320 (€255) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 342 miles (552 km) by bus, flight or train between Geneva and Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Geneva to Salzburg.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria allowed?

Travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Salzburg, Austria is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Salzburg from Geneva restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Salzburg, Austria from Geneva?

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Salzburg from Geneva closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Salzburg, Austria due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The current restriction level for returning to Geneva, Switzerland from Austria is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Geneva, Switzerland from Salzburg, Austria?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Geneva from Salzburg?

  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Geneva from Salzburg here.

What are the ways to get from Geneva to Salzburg?

You can travel from Geneva to Salzburg 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Geneva to Salzburg?

The cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Salzburg is by taking a bus with an average price of $37 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

Taking a bus is about $283 (€225) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $320 (€255) for this route.

Taking a bus is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a train to Salzburg, which costs on average $38 (€30) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Geneva and Salzburg?

The quickest way to travel to Salzburg from Geneva is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 13 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 8 h 43 min.

How far is Salzburg from Geneva?

You should expect to travel around 342 miles (552 km) between Geneva and Salzburg.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Geneva to Salzburg?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Salzburg is:

  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Salzburg from Geneva as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Salzburg from Geneva, where do I depart from Geneva and where do I arrive in Salzburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Geneva to Salzburg:

  • Buses from Geneva to Salzburg most often leave from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Salzburg, Lastenstrasse.
  • Flights mostly depart from Geneva International Airport and arrive in Salzburg Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Genève and tend to arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Geneva to Salzburg?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Geneva to Salzburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Salzburg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Geneva to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $37 (€30).
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Salzburg by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Geneva to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $320 (€255).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Salzburg by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Geneva to Salzburg for $38 (€30).
Where should I go next after I travel to Salzburg from Geneva?
Your trip from Geneva to Salzburg doesn't have to end in Salzburg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Munich or Prague. If you’d like to add Vienna, Munich or Prague to your Geneva to Salzburg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Salzburg today!
When should I book a ticket from Geneva to Salzburg online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Geneva to Salzburg, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $37 (€30) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $320 (€255) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $38 (€30) one way.

But we recommend booking Geneva to Salzburg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Salzburg
Geneve, Cornavin
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