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from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden

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Travel Information from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden

distanceDistance11 miles (18 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £8 • 1 h 1 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 1 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB

Take a coach or train to travel 11 miles (18 km) between Salzburg and Berchtesgaden. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Berchtesgaden, Germany from Salzburg, Austria?

Travel between Salzburg, Austria and Berchtesgaden, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Austria enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Berchtesgaden from Salzburg?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Berchtesgaden, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 28/11/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Berchtesgaden from Salzburg.

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

Return travel to Salzburg, Austria from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Germany?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Austria?

All travellers 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: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Salzburg, Austria was last verified on 25/11/2021. 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 Berchtesgaden.

How do you get from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden?

You can travel to Berchtesgaden from Salzburg 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden. Tickets for a train cost on average £8.

This is compared to other travel options to Berchtesgaden:

A train is £2 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden costing on average £10.

What is the fastest way to get from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden?

The fastest way from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 1 min.

Other travel options to Berchtesgaden from Salzburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Berchtesgaden by coach can take on average 1 h 5 min.

What is the distance from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden?

The Salzburg to Berchtesgaden distance is approximately 11 miles (18 km).

How many services a day are there between Salzburg and Berchtesgaden?

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden is:

  • Around 10 coaches per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Salzburg and in Berchtesgaden?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden:

  • Trains from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden most often leave from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Berchtesgaden Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden?

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

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection for coaches to Berchtesgaden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn with connection Salzburg to Berchtesgaden tickets on Omio for £10.
  • Travel with ÖBB to go to Berchtesgaden by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find ÖBB Salzburg to Berchtesgaden tickets on Omio for £8.
Can I travel directly from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden?

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

  • You can find 10 direct coaches per day to Berchtesgaden with.
  • You can find direct trains per day to Berchtesgaden with.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden?
Omio customers who travel from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden often also extend their holiday to go to Munich, Berlin or Vienna. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Berchtesgaden and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Salzburg to Berchtesgaden ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £10 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £8 one way.

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