Salzburg is a city that has become increasingly popular over the years thanks to its musical history and easy access to nearby ski runs. Unfortunately, it's alpine environment means that tourists are limited to only one international airport. The second closest airport is located over 60 miles away, which is great for avid hikers but difficult for international jet-setters. However, the city is well connected via train to other major European hubs and manages to get along well despite its remote location. On average, Salzburg welcomes over 300,000 visitors a year. That's nearly three times as much as the local population!
Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport is the main airport servicing the city of Salzburg. Travelers can easily transfer to downtown using the trolley for a quick 20 minute trip into the city center. With over 100 different buses to choose from, passengers should never be stranded waiting for their next connection. Tickets can be purchased at the building across the main arrivals terminal and run every 10-15 minutes.
Salzburg is a central European hub with direct connections to the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Germany, and the UK. Some of the most well traveled airlines include British Airways, Lufthansa, Eurowings, and Turkish Airlines. Low cost carriers like Ryanair and Easyjet offer limited connections to major cities in the UK and Germany. For even more flight options, consider flying into neighboring cities like Vienna or Munich.
Flights to Salzburg are cheap and frequent offering passengers a wide range of flight options. Salzburg International Airport is one of the most environmentally friendly airports from energy-saving driers in the WC facilities to landing procedures that are designed to reduce noise pollution.
Depending on how long you're staying, the Salzburg card is a great way to combine transportation flexibility with discounts to popular tourist attractions. Transportation highlights include unique options like the fortress funicular and the panorama boat! The card comes with three options: 24, 48, or 72 hours of pure travel perks. Make sure to check out the childhood home of child music prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for any music enthusiasts!