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Travel Information from Geneva to Salzburg

distanceDistance342 miles (552 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$45 - $398
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $45 (€37) • 8 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $398 (€328) • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 342 miles (552 km) by bus, flight or train to Salzburg from Geneva. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $45 (€37). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Geneva to Salzburg.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Salzburg, Austria from Geneva, Switzerland currently 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?

  • 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 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 1/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Geneva to Salzburg closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Geneva, Switzerland from Salzburg, Austria due to COVID-19?

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?

  • 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

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 1/13/22. 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.

How do I get from Geneva to Salzburg?

There are 3 travel options from Geneva to Salzburg: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Salzburg?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Salzburg is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $45 (€37) compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

Taking a train is about $60 (€49) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $104 (€86) for this trip.

A train is $353 (€291) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Geneva to Salzburg costing on average $398 (€328).

What is the quickest way from Geneva to Salzburg?

The fastest way from Geneva to Salzburg is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Salzburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Salzburg by bus can take on average 10 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Salzburg by train can take on average 8 h 16 min.

What is the distance from Geneva to Salzburg?

The distance is approximately 342 miles (552 km) from Geneva to Salzburg.

How many services a day are there between Geneva and Salzburg?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Salzburg is:

  • 5 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Geneva to Salzburg?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Salzburg, Lastenstrasse / Weiserhofstraße.
  • Flights most often depart from Geneva at Geneva International Airport and arrive in Salzburg at Salzburg Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Genève and tend to arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Which travel operators can get me to Salzburg from Geneva?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Geneva to Salzburg:

  • You can go to Salzburg from Geneva by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $104 (€86) with Flixbus from Geneva to Salzburg on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Geneva to Salzburg with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for $398 (€328) with Lufthansa from Geneva to Salzburg.
  • You can go to Salzburg from Geneva by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You'll see cheap train tickets for $45 (€37) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Geneva to Salzburg on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Geneva and Salzburg ends?

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!

How far in advance should I purchase my Geneva to Salzburg one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $104 (€86) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $398 (€328) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $45 (€37) one way on average for this journey.

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.