How to travel from Vienna to Salzburg

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from Vienna to Salzburg

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

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To get from Vienna to Salzburg on Oct 05 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:40PMVienna Westbahnhof2h28 08:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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05:40AMVienna Westbahnhof2h34 08:14AMSalzburg Hbf
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03:40PMVienna Westbahnhof2h28 06:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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07:40PMVienna Westbahnhof2h28 10:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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11:40AMVienna Westbahnhof2h28 02:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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Travel Information between Vienna and Salzburg

distanceDistance251 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range€11 - €96
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • €11 • 3 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • €96 • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ÖBB | Railjet

Travel 251 km by coach, flight, ferry or train between Vienna and Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as €11. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or ÖBB | Railjet among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Vienna to Salzburg.

How to Travel from Vienna to Salzburg

It's simple to travel from Vienna to Salzburg - one of Europe's great musical centers and a beautiful destination for those traveling in Europe. Both coaches and trains travel from Vienna to Salzburg multiple times per day. Coaches and trains are approximately the same price and require the same amount of travel time.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg

Taking the bus is usually the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg; 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 Vienna to Salzburg depart from Vienna's Hütteldorf bus station and take approximately 2:22 h to arrive at Salzburg's Lastenstrasse bus station. Over 30 coaches travel from Vienna to Salzburg every day, with the earliest bus departing Vienna at 5:40 a.m. Flixbus is the main bus company that travels from Vienna to Salzburg.

Fastest way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg

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. Trains traveling from Vienna to Salzburg depart from Vienna Hbf and arrive at Salzburg Hbf. Coaches depart from Vienna's Hütteldorf bus station and arrive at Salzburg's Lastenstrasse bus station. Both ÖBB and Westbahn operate trains from Vienna to Salzburg, while Flixbus is the main bus company traveling this route.


Most popular way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg. Since coaches and trains take the same amount of time to travel from Vienna to Salzburg and are approximately the same price, most people choose the comfort of traveling from Vienna to Salzburg by train. Both ÖBB and Westbahn travel from Vienna to Salzburg multiple times per day, with the first train departing Vienna Hbf at 8:30 a.m.

Travel Tips: Travel from Vienna to Salzburg

Travel Tips: Travel to Salzburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Vienna to Salzburg.
FAQs

You can travel between Vienna and Salzburg 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Vienna to Salzburg is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around €11 compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

A flight journey is usually €85 less than a journey to Salzburg by coach, which costs on average €96 for the same trip.

A flight is generally €14 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average €25 from Vienna to Salzburg.

The fastest way to get to Salzburg from Vienna is by coach with an average travel time of 2 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to Salzburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 3 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 26 min.

You should expect to travel around 251 km from Vienna to Salzburg.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Salzburg is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • 57 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Vienna to Salzburg:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Vienna International Airport and arrive in Salzburg Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Wien Westbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Vienna to Salzburg:

  • You can travel between Vienna and Salzburg by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €96 with Flixbus from Vienna to Salzburg.
  • You can take a train from Vienna to Salzburg with ÖBB | Railjet. Cheap tickets can be found for €25 with ÖBB | Railjet from Vienna to Salzburg.

Yes, there are direct routes from Vienna to Salzburg with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flight services to Salzburg with with around direct flights every day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Salzburg with Westbahn, ÖBB or ÖBB | Railjet with 56 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Salzburg tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Looking to extend your trip from Vienna to Salzburg? Many Omio customers who go from Vienna to Salzburg usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Munich, Prague or Budapest. If you're looking to explore Munich, Prague or Budapest from Salzburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip to Salzburg from Vienna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost €96 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost €11 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing €25 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Vienna and Salzburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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