Salzburg to Vienna train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Salzburg to Vienna

Showing times and prices for Apr 16

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

2 h 25 m

Average

2 h 34 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

252 km

Cheap train tickets from Salzburg to start from $45 with an average ticket price of $58.

The fastest train from Salzburg to takes 2h 25m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 34m and covers a distance of 252 km.

32 trains that leave Salzburg for every day with 31 travelling directly.

Cheapest
ÖBB | S-Bahn
08:34AM4h13
Salzburg Hbf
12:47PMVienna Hbf
$451One-way
1 transfer
Westbahn
04:22PM2h30
Salzburg Hbf
06:52PMVienna Westbahnhof
$611One-way
0 transfers
Westbahn
08:22AM2h30
Salzburg Hbf
10:52AMVienna Westbahnhof
$611One-way
0 transfers
Westbahn
07:22PM2h30
Salzburg Hbf
09:52PMVienna Westbahnhof
$611One-way
0 transfers
Westbahn
06:52AM2h30
Salzburg Hbf
09:22AMVienna Westbahnhof
$611One-way
0 transfers

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I really enjoy travelling from Salzburg to Vienna Central Station on the Railjet. The seats in second class are spacious enough for people of average stature. The train usually runs smoothly and without delays. There are stops in Linz, St. Pölten and Vienna Meidling. With the economy rail, the price is also very reasonable. Of course, one accepts the risk of cancellation, but normally I don't have to make use of it.
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The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna was a very pleasant experience overall. The train was extremely clean and also offered a lot of luxury. The seats were soft and comfortable and the toilets were also well maintained. Unfortunately, the ticket inspector was quite unfriendly, which somewhat marred the positive experience. Nevertheless, the journey was comfortable and relaxed overall. I can only recommend the train journey to everyone.
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IconLittle delay
IconMany stopovers
The journey from Salzburg to Vienna was on the RJ167 in second class. It was a pleasant journey, although there were plenty of stops. As a result, the journey dragged on a little. The train was also slightly delayed, which was not too bad. The service on board was good, the staff were very friendly. I particularly liked the very soft and comfortable seats on the train.
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I travelled from Salzburg to Vienna with the RJ 167. Unfortunately, the train was half an hour late. I did not reserve any seats, yet I was able to sit for the whole journey. The train itself was very clean, as were the toilets. As far as wifi is concerned, I can't say anything positive because I didn't have wifi the whole way.
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I completed the route from Salzburg to Vienna with the RJ167. It should be emphasised that the train departed on time and also arrived on time. However, I would describe this journey as a stroll, as the train stops at many places and the journey is thus delayed. I can't say anything negative about the service, which was not to be complained about. In addition, the train was clean and in good condition.
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I travelled second class from Salzburg to Vienna on the RJ 167. The journey felt like it took forever, which I didn't like. Otherwise, the train was on time for the entire journey. It was a clean and well-maintained train with as-new and very comfortable seats. I did not reserve a seat, but there were plenty of free seats. The train was not equipped with wifi.
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IconRelaxed stroll
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The journey was from Salzburg to Vienna on the RJ167. The journey took just over 2 hours, it was a relaxed stroll. The train was on time the whole way. However, the floor was a bit dirty and some of the seats were torn. There was no wifi on this train. The staff were practically invisible, or at least unobtrusive. There were enough seats available, so a reservation would have been superfluous.
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The journey from Salzburg to Vienna took a while. However, the train was on time for the whole journey. The train was not clean and looked a bit run down. However, it had wifi and an on-board bistro. The staff on board were friendly. The seats were comfortable and there were plenty of them. There was some beautiful scenery on the journey. The journey was direct to Vienna, so I did not have to change planes.
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My journey from Salzburg to Vienna was on the whole quite pleasant and not to be complained about. The train was relatively new and therefore not yet worn out. It was also clean and well maintained. The on-board staff were friendly, I can't say anything negative. The landscapes along the route are definitely worth a trip. The train was on time and also arrived at its destination on time. There were not many passengers on board. The journey dragged on a bit, but that could also be due to my impatience.
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IconPlenty of space
IconComfortable seats
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I bought the ticket when I was still a student. That's why the price was reduced from 51,20 to 38,80. The seats were very comfortable. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to work, study etc. on the journey. In 2nd class there were even tables between the seats that could be folded out and right next to them there were enough sockets for a laptop etc. There was also the possibility to buy food on board. There was also enough space above the seats for my luggage. The toilet facilities were very clean and spacious. The train arrived about 10 minutes late, which was no problem. The station in Salzburg was very well equipped with restaurants etc. The price-performance ratio is great. The price-performance ratio is great, especially for students with a top youth ticket. The wifi on board was reliable and fast. I especially liked the black and red seats.
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IconPartially inadequate hygiene
The train journey was everything you could wish for. The train was on time for the pick-up and dropped me off at Bremen main station on time. It was also very interesting that the wifi was extremely fast. The staff were extremely friendly and there were also delicious meals on offer in the train's restaurant.

Overview: Train from Salzburg to Vienna

distanceDistance156 miles (251 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency46 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 46 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesWestbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX

Trains from Salzburg to Vienna cover the 156 miles (251 km) long route taking on average 2 h 25 min with our travel partners like Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX. Normally, there are 46 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $45 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Vienna Hbf.

Train companies: Westbahn, ÖBB and ÖBB | Railjet from Salzburg to Vienna trains

Find the best trains between Salzburg and Vienna with Omio's travel partners Westbahn, ÖBB and ÖBB | Railjet from $17 (€15). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

The ÖBB REX is a regional express train operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). It is one of the most popular train services in Austria, connecting major cities and towns across the country. They are semi fast regional trains which call at fewer stations than regular regional trains. There are different ÖBB REX train types like Cityjet, Talent, Desiro and City Shuttle all offering 2nd class tickets only. Some popular ÖBB REX routes include Salzburg to Worgl, Innsbruck to Kufstein and Graz to Seltzhal.

    FAQs: Trains from Salzburg to Vienna

    FAQs: Travel by train from Salzburg to Vienna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Salzburg to Vienna.
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    Cheap train tickets from Salzburg to Vienna can start from as little as $23 (€20) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Salzburg to Vienna is $45 (€40); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    On average the Salzburg to Vienna train time is 2 h 25 min   covering the 156 mile (251 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Salzburg to Vienna leaves at 4: 52 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Salzburg to Vienna leaves at 9: 50 PM.
    Yes, it is possible to travel from Salzburg to Vienna without having to change trains with Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). There are 46 direct trains from Salzburg to Vienna each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
    Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Salzburg to Vienna with ÖBB | Railjet or ÖBB | ICE. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX.
    For the best Salzburg to Vienna train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Salzburg and Vienna to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, you can take a night train from Salzburg to Vienna with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

    When departing from Salzburg, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg, Hauptbahnhof (Südtiroler Platz) and Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt. When arriving in Vienna, you can end your route in train stations like Vienna Hbf, Vienna Airport and Vienna Westbahnhof.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Salzburg Hbf, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Vienna Hbf, located 2.9 miles (4.6 km) away from the city centre.

    The cheapest month for a train from Salzburg to Vienna is May.
    You have options as you can travel to Vienna from Salzburg 2 different ways: bus or train.

    Important Stations and Airports in Salzburg and Vienna

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