Geneva to Salzburg by train

  • First train
    05:42
  • Last train
    23:42
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 21m
  • Distance
    553 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    12hr 24m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Geneva to Salzburg by train

Fast trains from Geneva to Salzburg take around 8 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 553 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Geneva and Salzburg.

1. Are there direct trains from Geneva to Salzburg?

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

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Geneva to Salzburg every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 16 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Geneva to Salzburg?

The Geneva to Salzburg train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Geneva to Salzburg train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Salzburg is usually scheduled to depart Geneva around 05:42 and the last train is around 00:31. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Geneva around 05:30, and the last at 23:42.

When to book Geneva 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 Geneva to Salzburg by train.

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Which train companies operate between Geneva and Salzburg?

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

  • CityNightLine
  • Euro Night
  • EuroNight
  • Inter City
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Night Jet
  • Night train
  • Nightjet
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress

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

Salzburg to Geneva by train

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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.