The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Milan to Salzburg will cost around $ 106 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 58.
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9 h 3 m
9 h 38 m
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Of the 7 train that leave Milan for Salzburg every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 392 km distance in an average of 9 h 38 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 9 h 3 m .
The slowest train will take 11 h 8 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
10 hours 40 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$53|
|Trains depart from:||Milan|
|Trains arrive in:||Salzburg|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Although there are no direct rail links between Milan and Salzburg, a combination of very frequent trains operated by Trenitalia and ÖBB allows you to easily reach Austria. These are Regional, Frecciabianca, Eurocity, Euronight and Railjet trains. The routes can follow two routes: through Switzerland with change in Lugano, Zurich, Chiasso, or via Verona and Brennero to reach Innsbruck and then Salzburg. The journey takes an average of eight hours and the first train leaves Milan around 07:03, the last around 23:18. During public holidays, although the number of connections remains very high, there are slight changes in the timetable.
Train departures from Milan to Salzburg take place from Milano Centrale station, which from Milano Porta Garibaldi is perfectly connected with the other stations of the city and with public transport services: buses, trams (lines 5 and 9 to Centrale and 33 to Garibaldi) and underground (M2, M3 and M5 to Garibaldi) which also provide night service during the weekends. In addition, at the stations, there are direct bus stops to Milan airports.
The train connections from Milan to Salzburg reach the central station of the Austrian city, the Hauptbahnhof, the main railway junction of Western Austria. It is located about 15 minutes walk from the historic center. The station is served by an efficient urban public transport service, from here there are lines 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the city buses, while the new underground railway allows you to reach the different suburbs in a few minutes. However, the services are not available at night.
In Salzburg, whose historic centre, in German Baroque style, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are many tourist attractions from the three castles: the Fortress of Hohensalzuburg on the hill overlooking the town, Hellbrunn and Mirabell. Also worth a visit are Mozart's birthplace, the beautiful Nonnberg Monastery, the churches of St. Francis, St. Peter and the Cathedral.