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Colmar to Salzburg

Is there a decent train to get from Colmar to Salzburg, preferably a night train as not not waste a lot of time? Looking at beginning of October next year but assumed train times don’t change that much. Suggestions appreciated.

Posted by
79 posts

I'm confused by your question. Taking a train from Colmar to Strasbourg is about a 30 minute ride at a cost of 5 to 15 euros, depending on time.

Why would you want a night train for a trip that would be over shortly after you find a seat?

Posted by
1138 posts

You could take a train to Zürich and board the night train to Vienna there. It stops in Salzburg, but very early in the morning (04:38) so you might not get a full nights sleep, but you could always alight a bit later and take another train back to Salzburg.

Otherwise I think the once daily TGV from Strasbourg to Munich is the best bet.

Posted by
1979 posts

Back in 2015, we took the TGV train from Strasbourg to Munich, and spent a few days in Munich before continuing by train to Salzburg.

Posted by
11738 posts

It's a little further than I like for one day's travel but the route that seems logical to me is Colmar to Heidelberg, Heidelburg to Munich (what I see routes through Frankfurt and takes a little over four hours) and Munich to Salzburg. Changes included, it's about five hours. Salzburg is a short train ride from Munich and is considered part of the DB area (in case you are using any type of pass).