Basel to Salzburg by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:13
  • Last train
    00:13
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 30m

Travelling from Basel to Salzburg by train

The fastest 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.

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

We usually find around 20 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 16 departures. The duration is normally about 6 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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 trains operate between Basel and Salzburg?

More than one type of train 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-Express
  • Meridian
  • Nightjet
  • Railjet
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn
  • SBB
  • TGV
  • TGV Lyria
  • 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 rail 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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