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 Feb 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:28PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h31 10:59PMSalzburg Hbf
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08:28PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h31 10:59PMSalzburg Hbf
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06:08PMVienna Westbahnhof2h30 08:38PMSalzburg Hbf
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06:38PMVienna Westbahnhof2h30 09:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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05:38AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 08:14AMSalzburg Hbf
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Travel Information between Vienna and Salzburg

distanceDistance251 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€4 - €24
fastestFastest modeCoach • €18 • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesWestbahn

Travel 251 km by coach, ferry, flight or train from Vienna to Salzburg. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Westbahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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.
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There are 4 ways to travel to Salzburg from Vienna including taking a coach, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Vienna to Salzburg is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around €4 compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

A flight is about €14 less than a coach, which costs on average €18 for this trip.

A flight is €20 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Vienna to Salzburg costing on average €24.

The fastest way from Vienna to Salzburg is by coach with an average journey time of 2 h 30 min.

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

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In comparison, getting to Salzburg by train can take on average 2 h 30 min.

The distance from Vienna to Salzburg is approximately 251 km.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Salzburg is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 54 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Vienna and Salzburg as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight 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 who purchase a plane ticket from Vienna to Salzburg depart from Vienna International Airport to Salzburg Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Westbahn to go to Salzburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Westbahn Vienna to Salzburg tickets on Omio for €24.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Salzburg with Flixbus with around 1 direct coach every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Salzburg with Westbahn, ÖBB or ÖBB | Railjet with around 53 direct trains every 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 book tickets for this trip.

Omio customers who travel from Vienna to Salzburg often also extend their holiday to go to Munich, Prague or Budapest. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Salzburg and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost €18 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing €4 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost €24 one way on average.

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

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