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 Zurich to Salzburg will cost around £ 107 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 79.
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5 h 22 m
5 h 59 m
Trains per day
Of the 14 trains that leave Zurich for Salzburg every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 340 km distance in an average of 5 h 59 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 22 m .
The slowest trains will take 7 h 57 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||211 miles (340 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 32 min|
|Average train ticket price||£42 (€48)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Zurich to Salzburg cover the 211 miles (340 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 32 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £42, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
You can travel by train from Zurich to Salzburg with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £17. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Zurich to Salzburg in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your trip from Zurich to Salzburg on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Zurich and Salzburg is 211 miles (340 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Zurich and Salzburg 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
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Austria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Salzburg from Zurich as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Salzburg is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Salzburg closer to your date of departure here.
Some of the Zurich train stations to Salzburg you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Salzburg include Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB and arriving in Salzburg Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Zurich.
The most popular arrival train station, Salzburg Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Salzburg.
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