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Train Information between Salzburg and Munich

distanceDistance71 miles (115 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Meridian, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Bayerische Regiobahn or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Salzburg to Munich cover the 71 miles (115 km) long route taking on average 1 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Meridian, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Bayerische Regiobahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $22 (€19), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.

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Salzburg to Munich with Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB

You can travel by train from Salzburg to Munich with Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB for as low as $21 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Salzburg to Munich train.

Salzburg to Munich train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 50 min
  • Average Price: $21
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Munich from Salzburg are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from Salzburg to Munich

Trains in Europe are a popular way to travel between cities, with a number of train companies offering domestic and international routes. Trains from Salzburg to Munich run very frequently each day including weekends. The journey takes around 1½ to 2 hours and trains depart from the very early hours until late in the evening. The first train from Salzburg to Munich departs at 4:00 a.m., while the last leaves Salzburg at 11:00 p.m. Most trains traveling from Salzburg to Munich are direct and are operated by Deutsche Bahn or Meridian.

Salzburg to Munich Trains: Know Before You Go


  • All Salzburg to Munich trains are operated by Deutsche Bahn or Meridian.
  • Most Salzburg to Munich trains are direct, all trains depart from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Munich's main train station, München Hauptbahnhof.
  • The Salzburg to Munich train journey takes as little as 1 hour and 32 minutes to arrive in Munich.

What are the Departure and Arrival stations for trains from Salzburg

Arrival Station: Those taking trains from Salzburg to Munich will depart from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof - the city's main railway station. The station is in the New Town of Salzburg just to the north of the Salzach River. Passengers traveling from the Oberndorf and Lamprechtshausen areas can take a the Lokalbahn train service while those traveling from other areas can take buses to the station such as the Postbus or Statdtbus. Furthermore, several S-Bahn lines are connected to the station meaning its easy to get to from all over the city.

Departure Station:Munich has something to appeal to everyone and its annual Oktoberfest beer festival attracts visitors from all over the world. Impressive buildings like the Neues Rathaus and the Frauenkirche dominate the city center and there excellent shopping and entertainment suit all tastes. Trains from Salzburg to Munich arrive at the main railway station in the center of the city. The station is within walking distance of most city center hotels and attractions. It is just west of Marienplatz where 2 S-Bahn stations take passengers to all parts of the city. There are also U-Bahn and Tram stops nearby and local buses are also available. Visitors to the city should note that there is no U-Bahn service between 2:00 a.m. 5:00 a.m. and buses and trams run less frequently. The last S-Bahn train each day is at around 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. from any of the city's stations. Taxis are also available close to the concourse and can take passengers to any part of the city.

Train tickets from Salzburg to Munich: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 25 €
2 weeks earlier 25 €0%
3 weeks earlier 25 €0%
1 month before 25 €0%
2 months earlier 25 €0%
3 months earlier 23 €9%


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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:

  • Buying your train ticket from Salzburg - Munich 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 0% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Salzburg - Munich with 2 months in advance you save up to about 0% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 9%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany allowed?

Travel between Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Austria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Salzburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Munich, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Munich from Salzburg before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Austria from Munich, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Salzburg, Austria from Munich is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Salzburg from Munich restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Munich?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Salzburg from Munich closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap trains between Salzburg and Munich cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Salzburg to Munich trains for as little as $21 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Salzburg to Munich?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $22 (€19)  for a train ticket from Salzburg to Munich.
How far is Salzburg to Munich by train?
You should expect to travel around 71 miles (115 km)  from Salzburg to Munich by train.
How long is a train to Munich from Salzburg on average?
On average the Salzburg to Munich train time is 1 h 32 min  covering the 71 miles (115 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Salzburg to Munich do I depart from? Which Munich train station from Salzburg do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Salzburg to start your journey from including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof. In Munich you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf   and arrive in München Hbf.

Where is the train station in Salzburg to go to Munich? Where is the train station in Munich located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Salzburg Hbf, is located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center of Salzburg.

The most popular arrival train station, München Hbf, is located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city center of Munich.

Which train companies can take me to Munich from Salzburg?
When taking a train from Salzburg to Munich, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, Meridian, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Bayerische Regiobahn or ÖBB | Nightjet for the best way to get you to Munich. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Salzburg and Munich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I purchase a direct train from Salzburg to Munich?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day from Salzburg to Munich, and you can find a direct train for this route with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Bayerische Regiobahn or ÖBB | Nightjet  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services per day are there between Salzburg and Munich?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Salzburg to Munich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Salzburg to Munich? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Salzburg to Munich train departs at 6: 01 AM   and the last train from Salzburg to Munich leaves at 9: 15 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Salzburg to Munich on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy train tickets to Munich from Salzburg to score the best deals?
If you buy the Salzburg to Munich train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $22 (€19). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Munich from Salzburg. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Munich
Salzburg Hbf is the most popular Salzburg railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Salzburg for your trip to Munich.