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from Lucerne to Salzburg

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Travel Information to Salzburg from Lucerne

distanceDistance226 miles (365 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £334
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £31 • 6 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £334 • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or ÖBB

Take a flight or train to travel 226 miles (365 km) from Lucerne to Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline or ÖBB among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Lucerne to Salzburg.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Lucerne, Switzerland and Salzburg, Austria allowed?

Travel from Lucerne, Switzerland to Salzburg, Austria is: Restricted.

Is international entry into Salzburg from Lucerne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Salzburg, Austria from Lucerne?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Lucerne and Salzburg closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Lucerne, Switzerland from Salzburg, Austria due to COVID-19?

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Lucerne, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 28/11/2021. 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 Lucerne from Salzburg here.

How do I go from Lucerne to Salzburg?

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

What is the cheapest way from Lucerne to Salzburg?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Salzburg. Tickets for a train cost on average £31.

This is compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

A train is £303 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Lucerne to Salzburg costing on average £334.

What is the fastest way from Lucerne to Salzburg?

The fastest way to get to Salzburg from Lucerne is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 25 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Salzburg by train can take on average 6 h 37 min.

How far is it from Lucerne to Salzburg?

The distance from Lucerne to Salzburg is approximately 226 miles (365 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Lucerne to Salzburg is:

  • 6 trains per day.

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

When going from Lucerne to Salzburg, where do I depart from Lucerne and where do I arrive in Salzburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lucerne to Salzburg:

    Which travel operators can get me from Lucerne to Salzburg?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lucerne to Salzburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Salzburg by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Lucerne to Salzburg for £334 on Omio.
    • Travel with ÖBB for trains to Salzburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB Lucerne to Salzburg tickets on Omio for £31.
    Is there a way to travel directly from Lucerne to Salzburg?

    Yes, there are direct routes from Lucerne to Salzburg with the following travel companies:

    • You can find direct flights per day to take to Salzburg with.
    • You can find 6 direct trains per day to take to Salzburg with.

    As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Salzburg tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey between Lucerne and Salzburg ends?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Lucerne to Salzburg often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Vienna, Munich or Prague. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lucerne and Salzburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Salzburg and any of these top destinations today!
    When should I purchase a ticket to Salzburg from Lucerne online to score the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets are costing on average £334 one way.
    • Train tickets are costing £31 one way on average.

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

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