How to travel from Salzburg to Zurich

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from Salzburg to Zurich

You can get from Salzburg to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Salzburg to Zurich on Jul 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00PMSalzburg Hbf9h55 08:55AMZürich HB
3 transfers
11:00PMSalzburg Hbf9h55 08:55AMZürich HB
3 transfers
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11:00PMSalzburg Hbf9h53 08:53AMZürich HB
4 transfers
05:56PMSalzburg Hbf5h31 11:27PMZürich HB
0 transfers
03:56PMSalzburg Hbf5h24 09:20PMZürich HB
0 transfers

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Travel Information between Salzburg and Zurich

distanceDistance211 miles (340 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $48 (€43) • 5 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 211 miles (340 km) to Zurich from Salzburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Salzburg to Zurich.

How to get from Salzburg to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Salzburg to Zürich, 89,39% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Salzburg to Zürich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Salzburg to Zurich

Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Salzburg to Zurich.

International travel from Salzburg, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Austria?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich if traveling from Salzburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 7/2/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Salzburg to Zurich.

Return travel to Salzburg, Austria from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Switzerland?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Austria from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Austria?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Austria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Salzburg, Austria was last verified on 6/27/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Salzburg from Zurich.

There are 4 travel options from Salzburg to Zurich: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Zurich is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a ferry is about $96 (€86) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $96 (€86) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $11 (€10) less than taking a flight to Zurich, which costs on average $11 (€10) for the same trip.

A ferry is $48 (€43) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Salzburg to Zurich costing on average $48 (€43).

The fastest way from Salzburg to Zurich is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 24 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h   on average.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Zurich by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Salzburg to Zurich is approximately 211 miles (340 km).

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Zurich is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • Around 6 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Salzburg Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

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

  • You can travel from Salzburg to Zurich by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $96 (€86) with Flixbus from Salzburg to Zurich.
  • You can go to Zurich from Salzburg by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You'll see cheap train tickets for $48 (€43) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Salzburg to Zurich on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Salzburg to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by train with ÖBB or ÖBB | Nightjet with 5 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Zurich from Salzburg.

Your trip from Salzburg to Zurich doesn't have to end in Zurich. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Munich to your Salzburg to Zurich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Zurich today!

When planning your trip from Salzburg to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $96 (€86) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $11 (€10) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $48 (€43) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Salzburg to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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