The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
This is the last train of the day.
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2 h 20 m
2 h 44 m
Trains per day
Of the 34 trains that leave Vienna for Salzburg every day 30 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||156 miles (251 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 28 min|
|Average train ticket price||€24 (€24)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Nightjet, Westbahn, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | Regionalzug, FlixTrain or ÖBB | ICE|
Trains from Vienna to Salzburg cover the 156 miles (251 km) long route taking on average 2 h 28 min with our travel partners like ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Nightjet, Westbahn, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | Regionalzug, FlixTrain or ÖBB | ICE. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around €24, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as €14. Travellers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
You can travel by train between Vienna and Salzburg with ÖBB for as low as €14. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip from Vienna to Salzburg by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.
Omio helps you find the perfect Vienna - Salzburg train with ÖBB. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Vienna and Salzburg, Omio shows you ÖBB current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Vienna to Salzburg route. You can expect to travel around 156 miles (251 km) to Salzburg from Vienna on a train with ÖBB. Once you are ready, buy your one-way ÖBB tickets from Vienna to Salzburg starting as low as €50 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with ÖBB!
Austrian train companies ÖBB and Westbahn operate direct high speed trains from Vienna to Salzburg. The 157 mile route takes approximately 2 and a half hours and trains run on a regular basis, with between 2 and 4 trains departing from Vienna each hour throughout the week and at weekends. The first train leaves around 6:00 a.m. and the last train departs close to midnight.
Departure Station: Vienna West train station (Wien Westbahnhof) is located just west of the city centre next to Mariahilferstrasse, the city's main shopping street. There are regular underground (U-Bahn), tram and bus services to the station. The city centre is about a 10 minute journey on the underground.
Arrival Station: The Salzburg train station (Salzburg Hauptbahnhof) is the major transport hub in western Austria. There are numerous city buses, post buses and train routes operating services to local areas and nearby communities. The station is a 15 minute walk from the main city centre, or you can take a taxi from outside the main exit.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Wien Westbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and travel around 4.2 miles (6.7 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Salzburg Hbf and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the train station to the city centre in Salzburg.
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