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Zurich to Salzburg Train

Taking the train from Zurich to Salzburg is an excellent way to explore the best of Central Europe. With a few clicks, you can find the timetable and tickets cost. Start your journey today!

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470 km

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5h 23min

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Zurich - Salzburg Rail Route Map

There is only one train running between Zurich and Salzburg every day of the week, so the train ride between Zurich and Salzburg is about 5 hours long. It provides an excellent opportunity to see the stunning scenery of the two cities. ​

​Tips to Buy Train Tickets

Plan and book in advance
  • Check out various dates and times for cheaper train tickets. There may still be a greater selection of discount tickets available at different dates and times, so keep an eye out.
Stay Flexible
  • Typically, railway operators release cheap train tickets at least two weeks before departure. Timetables are usually announced around 12 weeks in advance, as the schedules are usually set 12 weeks in advance.

Train Information & Route Details

It is the quickest and easiest way to get to another gem of Austria by train from Zurich to Salzburg, not to mention that it is an excellent gallery of dramatic scenery. With its onboard cafeterias, TV, and audio entertainment, Railjet Xpress offers the highest level of comfort as it transports you to your destination.

A train departing Zurich Hauptbahnhof travels 470 km (292 mi) through breathtaking European landscapes and arrives at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof in about 5 hours. Generally, there is only one departure, departing early in the morning.

Zurich - Salzburg Train Providers

ÖBB offers high-speed rail services in Austria with the Railjet trains. Since they were introduced a few years ago, these trains are comfortable, modern, and will take you wherever you need to go. Travel between the major cities of Austria on Prague to Vienna train, or venture further afield to neighboring countries like Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, etc.
Get around Central Europe in style with RegioJet trains! In addition to being a delight to look at, these bright trains offer an impressive display of high performance and hard-to-match speed. The top speed of the Regional Jets is 200 km/h (124 mph), making them very fast. The RegioJet trains provide six types of travel classes, each offering different levels of comfort during the journey.

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Travel Classes Onboard Zurich to Salzburg Train

Economy Class Seat
Railjet train's simplest seating class is Economy. The coaches in this category are equipped with comfortable seats, folding tables, and footrests. Additionally, you will be offered free newspapers and WiFi. Other amenities include a playground for kids and amenities for travelers with special needs. You can buy food and drinks from the snack trolley or the restaurant cars. During the ticket purchase process, you can choose either a silent car or transport a bike.
1st Class Seat
In this travel class onboard the high-speed Prague to Vienna train you will find individually adjustable leather seats (2 by 1 configuration) with lots of legroom and folding tables. Wi-Fi, electric outlets, and newspaper service onboard Railjet trains are also at your disposal. Food and drinks from the restaurant menu are available for purchase and can be served at your seat as per your request. Facilities for passengers with special needs are provided.
​Business Class Seat
In this class of coach, passengers travel in modern coaches equipped with leather-covered adjustable seats, electrical outlets, and reading lights. There is free Wi-Fi as well as a newspaper service aboard Prague - Vienna trains. Customers can choose food and beverages from the restaurant menu to be served at their seats as they wish.​

Zurich to Salzburg Train Stations

The following information about train stations will help you plan your journey smoothly from Zurich to Salzburg

Zurich Hauptbahnhof​
Bahnhofplatz 7, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland​
Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
Südtiroler Pl. 7, 5020, Salzburg, Austria

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