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 Munich to Salzburg will cost around $ 27 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.
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1 h 28 m
1 h 51 m
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Of the 38 train that leave Munich for Salzburg every day 37 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 116 km distance in an average of 1 h 51 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 28 m .
The slowest train will take 6 h 42 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:|
2 hours 38 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$25|
|Trains depart from:||Munich|
|Trains arrive in:||Salzburg|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn|
Visiting Mozart's hometown from Munich could hardly be easier. Every day, there are 26-28 direct connections to Salzburg, covering the 90-mile distance in as little as 1 hour and 29 minutes. Departures also leave Munich's Hauptbahnhof from the break of dawn until evening, so finding the ideal time to travel shouldn't be a problem.
A couple of companies operate services between Munich and Salzburg. For starters, Deutsche Bahn (DB) provides 8-9 options. However, the major operator is Meridian, who offer 19 services every day, scheduling at least one train every hour during the day.
The fastest journey time between Munich and Salzburg is one hour and 29 minutes. However, most trains take around 1 hour and 50 minutes to complete the journey. There may also be a couple of daily services that take just over 2 hours, so anyone in a hurry should make sure they pick the quickest journey.
Travelers can expect a choice of 26-28 trains to Salzburg from Munich every day, with little difference between weekend and weekday schedules. Trains start early, with a 5:47 a.m. departure, and generally finish the day with a 11:50 p.m. service.
Departure station: Both Deutsche Bahn and Meridian trains from Munich to Salzburg depart from Munich's Hauptbahnhof, which is located on Arnulfstraße, just west of the city center. The best way to get there from the center is either by walking or catching the S-Bahn to Rosenheimer Platz station, situated underneath the Hauptbahnhof. Travelers can also take the S-Bahn rail service directly from Munich Airport if they are transferring to Salzburg from a flight.
Arrival station: Trains to Salzburg all arrive at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. The station is a 12-minute walk north of the historic center, so it is possible to walk into town. Alternatively, a host of buses leave the station for the center. Just look for buses marked ""Zentrum"". Bus number 2 will also take passengers from the station to Salzburg Airport in around 20 minutes.