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5 nights Zurich-Salzburg-Vienna

Hi everyone,

My husband and I will be visiting some of the lakes in Italy and Switzerland and then plan on making our way to Vienna. We have five nights before we fly out from Vienna.

We are looking for advice on the best route to get from Lake Lucerne to Vienna. We are not intent on spending a night in Zurich but we would like to spend a night in Salzburg.

We are a couple in our 30s no kids. We enjoy visiting museums, castles, beautiful views, wine, delicious food, sightseeing. We also understand five nights is short but that's all we have. We fly out of Vienna on the 6th night.

Thank you.

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There are boat, bus, and rail connections all around Lake Luzern to get you to Zurich where you can get the Railet to Salzburg, 5 times a day. Salzburg to Vienna has a lot of trains, including the Railjet and the hourly Westbahn.

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IR (InterRegio) 2634
Luzern dep. 9:35am - Zurich Hbf arr. 10:25am
RJ (RailJet) 165
Zurich Hbf dep. 10:40am - Salzburg Hbf arr. 4:03pm
(There is an equivalent connection exactly 2 hours later.)
Cheapest price depends on day of travel, selected trains, and day of purchase, minimum €49 or CHF58 (one-way, 2nd class).

Salzburg Hbf - Vienna Hbf: 35 direct connections per day (fastest travel time 2:22 hours)
Salzburg Hbf - Vienna West: 14 direct connections per day (fastest travel time 2:16 hours)
Cheapest price depends on day of travel, selected trains, and day of purchase, minimum €19 (one-way, 2nd class).