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from Salzburg to Interlaken

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Travel Information to Interlaken from Salzburg

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $231
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $34 (€27) • 8 h 14 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $231 (€185) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 254 miles (409 km) by flight or train between Salzburg and Interlaken. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€27). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Salzburg to Interlaken.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Interlaken, Switzerland if I’m coming from Salzburg, Austria?

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

Is international entry into Interlaken from Salzburg restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Interlaken, Switzerland from Salzburg?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Interlaken, Switzerland?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Salzburg to Interlaken closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Austria from Interlaken, Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Salzburg, Austria regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 9/15/21. 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 Salzburg from Interlaken here.

How do I travel from Salzburg to Interlaken?

There are 2 ways to get from Salzburg to Interlaken: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Salzburg to Interlaken?

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Interlaken is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $34 (€27) compared to other travel options to Interlaken:

A train is generally $198 (€158) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $231 (€185) from Salzburg to Interlaken.

What is the quickest way from Salzburg to Interlaken?

The fastest way from Salzburg to Interlaken is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Interlaken by train can take on average 8 h 14 min.

How far is Interlaken from Salzburg?

The distance from Salzburg to Interlaken is approximately 254 miles (409 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Interlaken is:

  • 5 trains a day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Salzburg to Interlaken:

  • Most travelers board their train from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Interlaken Ost.
Which travel companies can take me from Salzburg to Interlaken?

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

  • You can take a flight from Salzburg to Interlaken with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $231 (€185) with Lufthansa Cityline from Salzburg to Interlaken.
  • You can travel from Salzburg to Interlaken by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $34 (€27) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Salzburg to Interlaken.
Where should I go next after I travel from Salzburg to Interlaken?
Many of our customers traveling from Salzburg to Interlaken don't make Interlaken their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Interlaken are Zurich, Geneva or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Interlaken to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Salzburg to Interlaken one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $231 (€185) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $34 (€27) one way.

But we recommend booking Salzburg to Interlaken 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

Salzburg
Interlaken
Salzburg
Amenities
Salzburg-W.A. Mozart
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Salzburg HBF is located in the city center. From here, Obus 2 runs to and from Salzburg Airport

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