The cheapest trains from Zurich to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Cheapest

£79

Average

£107

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.

Cheapest
18:40Zürich HB5h32 00:12Salzburg Hbf
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£791One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:40Zürich HB5h22 18:02Salzburg Hbf
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£1071One-way
2nd Cheapest
16:40Zürich HB5h26 22:06Salzburg Hbf
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£1071One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:40Zürich HB5h23 14:03Salzburg Hbf
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£1071One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:40Zürich HB5h23 16:03Salzburg Hbf
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£1071One-way

Timetable Zurich to Salzburg

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03:05Zürich HB7h57 11:02Salzburg Hbf
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03:08Zürich Stadelhofen7h54 11:02Salzburg Hbf
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06:40Zürich HB5h23 12:03Salzburg Hbf
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07:03Zürich HB5h55 12:58Salzburg Hbf
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08:40Zürich HB5h23 14:03Salzburg Hbf
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09:03Zürich HB5h55 14:58Salzburg Hbf
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10:40Zürich HB5h23 16:03Salzburg Hbf
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11:03Zürich HB5h55 16:58Salzburg Hbf
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12:40Zürich HB5h22 18:02Salzburg Hbf
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13:03Zürich HB5h55 18:58Salzburg Hbf
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14:40Zürich HB5h23 20:03Salzburg Hbf
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16:40Zürich HB5h26 22:06Salzburg Hbf
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17:03Zürich HB6h34 23:37Salzburg Hbf
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18:40Zürich HB5h32 00:12Salzburg Hbf
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Sat
23 Oct
£48Deutsche Bahn with connection
£31Union Ivkoni International
£234Eurowings
Sun
24 Oct
£40Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£234Eurowings
Mon
25 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings
Tue
26 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£23Union Ivkoni International
£200Swiss
Wed
27 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£119Eurowings
Thu
28 Oct
£44ÖBB
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£287Swiss
Fri
29 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£271Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
30 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
£30Union Ivkoni International
£338Swiss
Sun
31 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£119Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
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£200Swiss
Tue
2 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
£28Union Ivkoni International
£200Swiss
Wed
3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£84Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£26ÖBB
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£119Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn
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£171Swiss
Sat
6 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£23Union Ivkoni International
£135Swiss
Sun
7 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings
Mon
8 Nov
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£102Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
£23Union Ivkoni International
£134Swiss
Wed
10 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£84Eurowings

The fastest trains from Zurich to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Fastest Journey

5 h 22 m

Average

5 h 59 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

340 km

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.

Fastest
12:40Zürich HB5h22 18:02Salzburg Hbf
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£1071One-way
2nd Fastest
08:40Zürich HB5h23 14:03Salzburg Hbf
1 changes
£1071One-way
2nd Fastest
10:40Zürich HB5h23 16:03Salzburg Hbf
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£1071One-way
2nd Fastest
06:40Zürich HB5h23 12:03Salzburg Hbf
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£1071One-way
2nd Fastest
14:40Zürich HB5h23 20:03Salzburg Hbf
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£1071One-way

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Train Information to Salzburg from Zurich

distanceDistance211 miles (340 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesÖBB | 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.

Train companies

Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Salzburg

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

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

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Zurich to Salzburg
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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Zurich, Switzerland to Salzburg, Austria?

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

Can I enter Austria from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travellers in Austria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Salzburg, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is my return train into Zurich from Salzburg restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

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.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Zurich to Salzburg?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Salzburg from Zurich for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Zurich to Salzburg?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Zurich to Salzburg train prices are on average £42  one way.
What is the distance to Salzburg from Zurich by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Salzburg from Zurich via train to be approximately 211 miles (340 km).
How long is the train journey to Salzburg from Zurich?
While the time it takes to travel 211 miles (340 km) from Zurich to Salzburg can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Zurich to Salzburg is on average 5 h 32 min.
What is the departure train station in Zurich and arrival train station in Salzburg?

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.

Where is the train station in Zurich? Where is the train station in Salzburg?

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.

Which train companies can take me to Salzburg from Zurich?
When taking a train from Zurich to Salzburg, you can count on ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Salzburg. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Zurich and Salzburg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Is there a direct train from Zurich to Salzburg?
Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day between Zurich and Salzburg. If you’re looking for a direct train from Zurich to Salzburg, consider travelling with ÖBB. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
How many trains are there to Salzburg from Zurich a day?
On average, there are 6 trains a day from Zurich to Salzburg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Zurich to Salzburg? When is the last train from Zurich to Salzburg?
The earliest train for this route departs from Zurich at 05: 03. The last train leaves from Zurich at 23: 08. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Zurich to Salzburg and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Zurich to Salzburg train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket to Salzburg from Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £42 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Zurich to Salzburg are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Salzburg
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your journey to Salzburg.