The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Salzburg to Hallstatt is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 13 m
2 h 26 m
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It's difficult to get from Salzburg to Hallstatt without transferring at least once.
|Distance||32 miles (52 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 13 min|
|Average train ticket price||$25 (€22)|
|Train frequency||11 a day|
|Train providers||ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or Westbahn|
Trains from Salzburg to Hallstatt cover the 32 miles (52 km) long route taking on average 2 h 13 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or Westbahn. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $25 (€22), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $11 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Hallstatt Bahnhof.
Find the best trains from Salzburg to Hallstatt with Omio's travel partners ÖBB, Westbahn and ÖBB Nightjet from $11 (€10). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
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ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip between Salzburg and Hallstatt by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.
Enjoy a smooth and easy route between Salzburg and Hallstatt with Westbahn! As an official travel partner of Westbahn, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Westbahn, compare the best routes from Salzburg to Hallstatt as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Westbahn Salzburg to Hallstatt train ticket available today. If you search for Westbahn tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Salzburg and Hallstatt on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 32 miles (52 km) trip between Salzburg and Hallstatt with ease and comfort on a train with Westbahn.
Westbahn from Salzburg to Hallstatt train information:
The trains from Salzburg to Hallstatt run frequently throughout the week. There are over about 20 trips per day. Every day has slightly different routes, however, the trains tend to run more or less every 25min. There aren’t any direct routs available. The journey can take from about 2h 12min to over 4h 10min depending on the provider you travel with and the number of connections necessary before arriving in Hallstatt.
There are various routes and trains to choose from to get to Hallstatt from Salzburg. There are departures out of Salzburg with connections to Hallstatt every 25min more or less. There are over 100 train journeys between these two Austrian cities per week. The first and last trains of the day to depart on this route depend on the day of the week. There are journeys leaving from Salzburg as early as 1:40 a.m. and as late as 6:12 p.m. on some evenings.
The journey from Salzburg to Hallstatt covers about 32 miles (52 km). There aren’t any direct route options and the trips have at least one connection before arriving in Hallstatt. However, the fastest train gets to Hallstatt in around 2h 12min, but there are routes that take over 4h 10min depending on the number of changes necessary. There are journeys available on both express high-speed trains, as well as long-distance regional trains that take longer.
Departure train station: The trains for this route depart from the Salzburg Hbf. Station. This station is about 1.5 miles (3 km) north of the city center of Salzburg. There are various buses that arrive directly at the Salzburg Hbf. station that take you from Old Town Salzburg in under 15min. The Salzburg Hbf. station has a few cafes and restaurants as well as tourist information, ATMs and newsstands.
Arrival train station: These train routes arrive at the Hallstatt Train Station located on the Hallstatt Lake. This station is located directly across the lake from the Austrian town of Hallstatt. To get into town there is a ferry that crosses the lake in about 5 to 10min, with departures coinciding with train arrival times. The Hallstatt Train Station is merely a stop with a bench for waiting and timetable information.
Hallstatt Lake Tourist Cityscape. Source: Shutterstock
The main Austrian Railway company is the ÖBB, operating almost all of the routes between Salzburg and Hallstatt. The ÖBB trips are not direct between these two Austrian cities, however, there are multiple options throughout the day taking as little as 2h 12min to complete the journey.
The different ÖBB trains available to travel from Salzburg to Hallstatt are either express high-speed routes, like the ÖBB REX and Nightjet, or regional trains like the ÖBB Regionalzug and S-Bahn. Westbahn is a private train company operating a segment of the trip from Salzburg to Hallstatt, one to three times a day on certain days of the week. The Westbahn segments are combined with connections to ÖBB REX trains.
The ÖBB trains from Salzburg to Hallstatt operate multiple times a day, at least 20 routes. The routes are available every day of the week varying in duration of the journey as well as number of changes before arriving in Hallstatt. ÖBB has a diverse fleet of different types of trains for this journey. The fastest routes are mainly operated by the high-speed ÖBB REX trains, ÖBB Railjet and the ÖBB Regionalzug long-distance regional train. The fastest journey by train between the two cities is about 2h 12min long with one connection in between. ÖBB does not operate any direct routes from Salzburg to Hallstatt.
Westbahn trains from Salzburg to Hallstatt only operate the segment between Salzburg and Attnang-Puchheim Station. From there, the rest of the journey is operated by the high-speed ÖBB REX trains. The fastest option with Westbahn trains can arrive in Hallstatt in around 3h 32min. However, other routes with a Westbahn segment can take up to 14h 18min. These partial trips do not operate every day of the week. On the days it is available, there are one to three options.
When traveling by train from Salzburg to Hallstatt, your options on board may vary depending on the type of train you’re riding in. For instance, the ÖBB Nightjet, the ÖBB S-Bahn and the Westbahn only have Second Class availability. As for the ÖBB Railjet, REX and Regionalzug, you can generally choose to travel in either First or Second Class. If you’re traveling on either an ÖBB train as well as the Westbahn segments, there isn’t a specific luggage allowance passengers must stick to. The requirement is that the passengers’ bags must be able to fit in the designated luggage areas.
Bicycles are allowed on board with passengers on any ÖBB train as well as Westbahn trains, as long as they make a prior reservations. The ÖBB Regionalzug are the only lines that don’t require a reservation for bikes. Generally, both ÖBB and Westbahn trains allow pets on board as well, free of charge, as long as they are small and kept in a pet carrier. If you’re traveling by train from Salzburg to Hallstatt with reduced mobility, you may request assistance as well as accessible seating on board. Trains are equipped with platforms or ramps for wheelchairs to board.
The principal way of finding cheaper ticket to get to Hallstatt from Salzburg is by booking your train in advance. Normally, prices go up as the departure date gets closer. In addition to booking as soon as possible, if you’re flexible with your dates, his can help you to pick and choose the cheaper routes and departure days. For these routes, it seems like the trains departing earlier in the day are more affordable than others during midday or peak hours. In general, the ÖBB Nightjet is one of the most expensive options. It doesn’t seem related, for these journeys, that it can be more affordable to travel the more changes and stopovers the train makes.
Hallstatt Tourist Cityscape. Source: Shutterstock
Hallstatt is a picturesque lakeside alpine town in Austria. It’s known for its quaint 16th century houses and the Salzwelten salt mines. The town is right on the Hallstatt Lake between the Dachstein mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage region.
Hallstatt is a small town but make sure to see the Old Town and Market Square. Take a tour to visit Hallstatt’s main attractions, the salt mines and the Skywalk for a breathtaking view. During your stay you should take advantage to go to the closest mountains to take in the views from the Treppe ins Nichts panoramic platform, and possibly try out your skiing skills in the Austrian Alps. The area is great for travelers who love the outdoors and hiking.
Trying local food is also a must when visiting a new place. While you’re in Hallstatt, make sure to have a traditional “Schaumrolle" pastry or a strudel.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
When taking a train from Salzburg, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof. When you arrive in Hallstatt, your train can arrive in train stations including Hallstatt Bahnhof, Hallstatt, B166 (Gosaumühle) and Hallstatt, Seelände (Hallstatt Lahn).
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Salzburg Hbf to Hallstatt Bahnhof.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Salzburg Hbf, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center of Salzburg.
The most popular arrival train station, Hallstatt Bahnhof, is located 0.4 miles (564 m) away from the city center of Hallstatt.
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