How to travel from Vienna to Salzburg

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Travel Information between Vienna and Salzburg

distanceDistance156 miles (251 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • €37 • 2 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesWestbahn

Travel 156 miles (251 km) by train from Vienna to Salzburg. Westbahn is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct 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.

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Travel Vienna to Salzburg by train.

Going by train is the quickest way from Vienna to Salzburg with an average travel time of 2 h 24 min.

The Vienna to Salzburg distance is approximately 156 miles (251 km).

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Salzburg is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

  • Trains most often depart from Vienna at Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg at Salzburg Hbf.

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Vienna to Salzburg:

  • You can go to Salzburg from Vienna by train with Westbahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for €37 with Westbahn from Vienna to Salzburg on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Vienna to Salzburg often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Munich, Prague or Budapest. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Vienna and Salzburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Salzburg and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a train ticket is on average €37 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Vienna to Salzburg 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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