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Travelling from Basel to Salzburg by train

Fast trains from Basel to Salzburg take around 6 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 410 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Salzburg.

Are there direct trains from Basel to Salzburg?

Journeys between Basel and Salzburg usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Basel to Salzburg every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

How long is the train journey from Basel to Salzburg?

The Basel to Salzburg train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Basel to Salzburg train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Salzburg is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:13 and the last train is around 00:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 05:33, and the last at 23:13.

When to book Basel to Salzburg train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Salzburg by train.

Which train companies operate between Basel and Salzburg?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Salzburg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alleo
  • CityNightLine
  • EuroNight
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurocités
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Interregio-Express
  • Meridian
  • Nightjet
  • RJX
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn
  • SBB
  • TGV
  • Thello

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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