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Journey timeFrom 5h 23m
Price€29 - €178
Distance212 miles (341 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationZürich
Arrival stationSalzburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsother,

Zürich to Salzburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf for Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:40 16:03 5h 23m, direct
10:43 17:02 6h 19m, 3 changes
11:46 17:42 5h 56m, 2 changes
12:40 18:03 5h 23m, direct
13:02 19:59 6h 57m, 1 change
14:16 19:59 5h 43m, 2 changes
14:40 20:03 5h 23m, direct
16:16 22:02 5h 46m, 2 changes
16:40 22:06 5h 26m, direct
17:37 00:37 7h 00m, 6 changes

ÖBB and Nightjet trains from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf

You can travel from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf on ÖBB and Nightjet trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Nightjet is the night train service for ÖBB. These trains travel through Austria at night to neighbouring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Croatia. Passengers can choose to travel in a seating position or in a sleeping cabin, shared or individual. Convenient for those looking to save one night at the hotel and avoid spending part of the day travelling. This train also has luxury compartments with extras for a trip in comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf

Train tickets from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf start at €29 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €96.59.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price92.31
on the day
avg. single price96.59

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Salzburg Hbf is 6 hours and 55 minutes, with around 24 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Zürich and Salzburg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf is 5 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf can start from as little as €29 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf leave?

The first train from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf leaves at 00:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf leave?

The last train from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf leaves at 23:07. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Zürich and Salzburg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Salzburg Hbf cover a distance of around 212 miles (341 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Salzburg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/03/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/04/2019 for travel on 05/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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