The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Florence to Salzburg is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 1 trains that leave Florence for Salzburg every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||291 miles (469 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 43 min|
|Average train ticket price||$57 (€50)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Train companies||ItaloTreno, ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Florence to Salzburg cover the 291 miles (469 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 43 min with our travel partners like ItaloTreno, ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $57 (€50), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $57 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
You can travel by train from Florence to Salzburg with Italo and ÖBB Nightjet for as low as $57 (€50). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
It’s easy to book your ÖBB Nightjet train ticket to Salzburg from Florence online with Omio! Simply check the current ÖBB Nightjet train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Florence to Salzburg as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap ÖBB Nightjet train tickets online. Prices for ÖBB Nightjet trains from Florence to Salzburg start at $57 (€50) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 291 miles (469 km). If you search for ÖBB Nightjet trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the ÖBB Nightjet tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train from Florence to Salzburg. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Florence to Salzburg ÖBB Nightjet train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!
Italo is a brand of high-speed trains from the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) offering regular services to popular cities around Italy, such as Rome, Naples, Florence and Milan. Among its fleet of trains are the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly train that can reach speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). You can choose from the following Italo ticket types when purchasing tickets to Salzburg from Florence: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex. Italo offers four different class options: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Standard services in all Italo trains include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of films, music and games). While some amenities may differ based on the class option booked, each train car is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort.
Italo from Florence to Salzburg train information:
The journey from Florence, Italy to the enchanting city on the German border that is home to Mozart, Salzburg, Austria is about 291 miles (469 km). This route can take anywhere from over 8h to close to 12h to complete. This route can have multiple transfer stations, which is why there is a variance of about 4h in travel length.
Travel from Florence to Salzburg by train can be taken at least once a day, if not twice. Normally, whether there are 2 scheduled trips or only 1, the train leaves early morning from Florence. There is the first train that leaves before about 05:00 a.m., and the second that leaves arround after 05:00 a.m. Both trains will normally stop at the Rosenheim Train Station in Bavaria and transfer to the same train to finish the trip to Salzburg, which arrives before approximately 4:00 p.m. If there is only 1 train scheduled, it normally travels a different route altogether.
The length of travel time from Florence to Salzburg can be anywhere from about 9-12h. The difference in travel time depends on how many transfers are scheduled for the trip and how long you wait at each transfer station. In general, most trips have between 2-4 transfers and the wait times can be anywhere from less than 1h to over 4h.
Departure train station: Although there are three stations you will be departing from in Florence, the main station is Florence Santa Maria Novella (S.M.N). The other two stations are Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte. As the main station, Florence SMN is at the heart of the city center and is one of the largest stations in Italy. With 19 platforms, the station is quite busy with over 150,000 travelers passing through on a daily basis. There are plenty of restaurants, fast-food eateries, bars, shops and cafes to pass the time till your boarding. This station also has quite a few services needed for travelers such as an information desk for tourists, assistance office for disabled travelers, luggage storage, and of course ticketing counters and cash exchange locations.
Arrival train station: When you reach Salzburg, you will most likely arrive at Salzburg Hbf. This is also the main station in Salzburg, but it is a little ways from the city center, about a 15-25min walk. If you have too much luggage for a stroll, there are trolleybus lines that can quickly get you to the center of town. Notably, once you walk out of the station, Südtiroler Platz is right in front of you, this is where you can take trolleybus lines 3, 5 and 6 to the city center. If you need more information, there is a tourist help desk inside the station.
The main company operating this trip from Florence to Salzburg is Deutsche Bahn (DB). Deutsche Bahn is one of the largest railway companies in the world. Deutsche Bahn is a private company, but the German government is a shareholder within the company. Deutsche Bahn’s train fleet consists of regional travel, Intercity and Eurocity trains that travel within Germany and other neighbouring European countries. They also offer ICE and ICE Sprinter trains which are high-speed trains to get you around Germany and neighbouring countries quickly. Another train company you might book some of the trips from Florence to Salzburg is ÖBB | Nightjet. These trains are designed for overnight passenger travel. These trains come with different sleeping options such as a family couchette carriage, a single compartment in a sleeper car, or a seating carriage. Nightjet trains operate in 5 countries currently; Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Belgium.
From Florence to Salzburg you will most likely be traveling on their regional and Eurocity train lines. The regional lines offer the convenience of regular departure times and lets you know which stop is coming next. The other line, EuroCity line, offers a little more long travel luxuries. Most of these trains have on-board restaurant and bistro car so you have somewhere to go when you're feeling like a snack. The Eurocity line only stops in the major cities so should provide a fairly quick journey.
ÖBB | Nightjet provides comfort on overnight journeys from Florence to Salzburg. Though most trips you transfer onto this line so there is normally not a direct trip on this line from departure to destination cities. On this train, you can choose from a single sleeper in a compartment, family compartment, or seating carriage.
On the regional line, you can choose from second or first class. Both classes offer free of charge luggage carry on board, including sports equipment and some offer bicycle and scooter storage for an extra charge and will need to get a bicycle reservation. Some trains do not have this service so make sure to check the specific train travel first. The Eurocity line also offers both first and second-class tickets. Eurocity line also features Wi-Fi throughout the journey and the same policies for luggage. If you’re traveling with a pet, you can board with your pet free of charge as long as they are small enough to fit in a hand luggage-sized animal carrier. If the dog is bigger, you must obtain a ticket for them before boarding and they must be close to you and on a leash for the duration of travel. With OBB Nightjet, you are only allowed to bring your dog on board if you have booked your own compartment, they are not allowed on some trains operated by Nightjet partners so check your travel specifics. If you do reserve a compartment for you and your traveling pet, the ticket for your dog is an extra amount on top of the compartment price. As mentioned before, you have the option of traveling in a sleeper compartment, reserve your own sleeper compartment for you or for the whole family, or seating area. Bicycles are only allowed on certain trips, normally between Germany and Austria, and you do need to purchase a separate ticket and book a reservation for your bicycle.
When booking your trip from Florence to Salzburg, there are a couple of ways in which you can save a little bit of money on the journey. If you’re able to, try booking in advance. That way you can see if being flexible with journey dates allows you to pick a day that is less expensive than others. You can also save by looking into regional train travel or opting for economy or second class seating over upgraded seat options.
Travel between Florence, Italy and Salzburg, Austria by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Austria, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 3/8/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Salzburg from Florence before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Salzburg to Florence is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/8/23. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Florence from Salzburg here.
When taking a train from Florence, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte. When you arrive in Salzburg, your train can arrive in train stations including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Salzburg Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Firenze Santa Maria Novella, is located 5.2 miles (8.4 km) from the city center of Florence.
The most popular arrival train station, Salzburg Hbf, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city center of Salzburg.
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