Zurich to Salzburg by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Zurich to Salzburg by train
Fast trains from Zurich to Salzburg take around 5 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 342 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Salzburg.
1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Salzburg?
Direct trains from Zurich to Salzburg have been found.
We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Salzburg every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 7 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Salzburg?
The Zurich to Salzburg train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Zurich to Salzburg train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Salzburg is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:40 and the last train is around 21:40.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Zurich to Salzburg train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Zurich to Salzburg are $34.39.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $80 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $46. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Zurich 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 Zurich to Salzburg by train.
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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Salzburg?
More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Salzburg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Euro Night
- Night Jet
- Night train
- Railjet Express
- Railjet Xpress
- Regional Train
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Salzburg to Zurich by train