How to travel from Salzburg to Vienna

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from Salzburg to Vienna

You can get from Salzburg to Vienna by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Salzburg to Vienna on May 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Salzburg to Vienna

distanceDistance156 miles (251 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range€14 - €587
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €14 • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €14 • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Westbahn

Take a flight or train to travel 156 miles (251 km) to Vienna from Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Lufthansa or Westbahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Salzburg to Vienna.

How to Travel from Salzburg to Vienna

Travelers journeying in Austria between Salzburg and Vienna have the choice of traveling via bus or train. Both coaches and trains take approximately the same amount of time and are usually the same price. Traveling from Salzburg to Vienna should be fast, comfortable and convenient, no matter which option you choose.

What is the best way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna?

Cheapest way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna

Taking the bus is usually the cheapest way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna; however, taking the train is not significantly more expensive on average. Generally speaking, coaches are cheaper than trains when booked close to the travel date. Coaches traveling from Salzburg to Vienna depart from Salzburg's Lastenstrasse bus station and take approximately 2:22 h to arrive at Vienna's Hütteldorf bus station. Over 30 coaches travel from Salzburg to Vienna every day, with the earliest bus departing Salzburg at 5:52 a.m. Flixbus is the main bus company that travels from Salzburg to Vienna.

Fastest way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna

Both the bus and train take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes to travel from Vienna to Salzburg. Both coaches and trains travel directly from Vienna to Salzburg multiple times per day. The fastest bus traveling from Salzburg to Vienna is approximately 10 minutes faster than the fastest train. Trains traveling from Salzburg to Vienna depart from Salzburg Hbf and arrive at either Vienna's Westbahnhof or Hauptbahnhof. Coaches depart from Salzburg's Lastenstrasse bus station and arrive at Vienna's Hütteldorf bus station. Both ÖBB and Westbahn operate trains from Sazlburg to Vienna, while Flixbus is the main bus company traveling this route.

Most popular way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna. Since coaches and trains take the same amount of time to travel from Salzburg to Vienna and are approximately the same price, most people choose the comfort of traveling from Salzburg to Vienna by train. Both ÖBB and Westbahn travel from Salzburg to Vienna multiple times per day, with the first train departing Salzburg Hbf at 8:00 a.m. Usually, 7 trains travel from Salzburg to Vienna every day.

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There are 2 ways to travel from Salzburg to Vienna including taking a flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Vienna. Tickets for a train cost on average €14.

This is compared to other travel options to Vienna:

A train is about €573 less than a flight, which costs on average €587 for this trip.

The fastest way from Salzburg to Vienna is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Vienna from Salzburg can usually take longer:

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Vienna is approximately 156 miles (251 km) away from Salzburg.

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Vienna is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Salzburg and Vienna as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Salzburg to Vienna:

  • Flights from Salzburg to Vienna most often leave from Salzburg Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Wien Westbahnhof.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Salzburg to Vienna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Lufthansa can take you to Vienna by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa from Salzburg to Vienna for €587.
  • Westbahn can take you to Vienna by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Westbahn from Salzburg to Vienna for €14.
Omio customers who travel from Salzburg to Vienna often also extend their holiday to go to Prague, Budapest or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Vienna and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Salzburg to Vienna, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average €587 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is €14 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Salzburg to Vienna tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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