The cheapest trains from Salzburg to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£56

Average

£88

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Salzburg to Zurich will cost around £ 88 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 56.

Cheapest
10:15Salzburg Hbf8h06 18:21Zürich HB
6 changes
£561One-way
2nd Cheapest
21:15Salzburg Hbf10h11 07:26Zürich HB
3 changes
£631One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:56Salzburg Hbf8h27 12:23Zürich HB
4 changes
£631One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:15Salzburg Hbf8h08 18:23Zürich HB
4 changes
£631One-way
16:15Salzburg Hbf8h08 00:23Zürich HB
5 changes
£711One-way

Timetable Salzburg to Zurich

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03:56Salzburg Hbf8h27 12:23Zürich HB
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05:15Salzburg Hbf7h36 12:51Zürich HB
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05:43Salzburg Hbf7h14 12:57Zürich HB
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06:40Salzburg Hbf6h17 12:57Zürich HB
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06:40Salzburg Hbf7h43 14:23Zürich HB
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06:46Salzburg Hbf8h05 14:51Zürich HB
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07:04Salzburg Hbf7h47 14:51Zürich HB
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08:00Salzburg Hbf7h21 15:21Zürich HB
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09:15Salzburg Hbf7h36 16:51Zürich HB
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10:00Salzburg Hbf6h57 16:57Zürich HB
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10:15Salzburg Hbf8h06 18:21Zürich HB
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10:15Salzburg Hbf8h08 18:23Zürich HB
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11:00Salzburg Hbf5h57 16:57Zürich HB
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11:15Salzburg Hbf7h36 18:51Zürich HB
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12:00Salzburg Hbf6h57 18:57Zürich HB
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12:15Salzburg Hbf7h05 19:20Zürich HB
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13:00Salzburg Hbf5h57 18:57Zürich HB
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13:13Salzburg Hbf7h38 20:51Zürich HB
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14:00Salzburg Hbf6h57 20:57Zürich HB
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14:15Salzburg Hbf8h08 22:23Zürich HB
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15:00Salzburg Hbf5h57 20:57Zürich HB
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16:00Salzburg Hbf6h57 22:57Zürich HB
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16:15Salzburg Hbf8h08 00:23Zürich HB
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17:00Salzburg Hbf5h57 22:57Zürich HB
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17:15Salzburg Hbf7h38 00:53Zürich HB
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18:15Salzburg Hbf12h40 06:55Zürich HB
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21:15Salzburg Hbf10h11 07:26Zürich HB
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28 Oct
£56Deutsche Bahn with connection
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29 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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30 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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31 Oct
£40Deutsche Bahn with connection
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1 Nov
£28Deutsche Bahn
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2 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£23Union Ivkoni International
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4 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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5 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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6 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn
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7 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
£25Union Ivkoni International
Mon
8 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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9 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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10 Nov
£35ÖBB
£23Union Ivkoni International
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11 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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12 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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13 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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14 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£23Union Ivkoni International
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15 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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16 Nov
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The fastest trains from Salzburg to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

5 h 57 m

Average

7 h 35 m

Trains per day

27

Distance

340 km

It's difficult to get from Salzburg to Zurich without changing at least once.

Fastest
13:00Salzburg Hbf5h57 18:57Zürich HB
1 changes
£1001One-way
Fastest
11:00Salzburg Hbf5h57 16:57Zürich HB
1 changes
£1001One-way
Fastest
15:00Salzburg Hbf5h57 20:57Zürich HB
1 changes
£1001One-way
Fastest
17:00Salzburg Hbf5h57 22:57Zürich HB
1 changes
£1001One-way
2nd Fastest
06:40Salzburg Hbf6h17 12:57Zürich HB
1 changes
£1001One-way

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Train Information from Salzburg to Zurich

distanceDistance211 miles (340 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price£37 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)

Trains from Salzburg to Zurich cover the 211 miles (340 km) long route taking on average 5 h 57 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £37. Travellers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Salzburg – Zurich

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Salzburg to Zurich from £17 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Salzburg to Zurich in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your route between Salzburg and Zurich on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Salzburg to Zurich is 211 miles (340 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Salzburg and Zurich start at £17.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Salzburg to Zurich
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Salzburg, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Can I enter Switzerland from Austria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Salzburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Zurich from Salzburg as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Austria from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is my return train 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 27/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Salzburg from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap trains between Salzburg and Zurich cost?
You can find a cheap train from Salzburg to Zurich for some dates and times for as low as £17  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Salzburg to Zurich on average?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Salzburg to Zurich train prices are on average £37  one way.
How many miles is it from Salzburg to Zurich by train?
The Salzburg to Zurich train distance is approximately 211 miles (340 km).
How many hours does it take from Salzburg to Zurich by train?
The train time from Salzburg to Zurich is on average 5 h 57 min  for the 211 miles (340 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Salzburg and Zurich by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Salzburg goes to Zurich? Which train station do I come into Zurich from Salzburg?

There are a few train stations in Salzburg to start your trip from including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof. In Zurich you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf   and arrive in Zürich HB.

Where is the departure train station in Salzburg located? Where is the arrival train station in Zurich located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Salzburg Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Salzburg. The most popular arrival train station in Zurich, called Zürich HB, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

What train companies go from Salzburg to Zurich?
When taking a train from Salzburg to Zurich, you can count on ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) for the best way to get you to Zurich. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Zurich from Salzburg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any direct trains between Salzburg and Zurich?
Yes, there are 6 direct trains per day between Salzburg and Zurich, and you can find a direct train for this journey with ÖBB  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains per day are there between Salzburg and Zurich?
The average number of trains departing Salzburg for Zurich is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Salzburg to Zurich? What time is the last train from Salzburg to Zurich?
The earliest train for this route departs from Salzburg at 04: 40. The last train leaves from Salzburg at 20: 15. Check Omio for the latest train times from Salzburg to Zurich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book Salzburg to Zurich train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a train between Salzburg and Zurich to cost on average £37 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Salzburg to Zurich train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Salzburg
Zurich
Salzburg Hbf is the most popular Salzburg railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Salzburg for your journey to Zurich.