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The cheapest trains from Vienna to Salzburg

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Cheapest

$27

Average

$36

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Vienna to Salzburg will cost around $ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 27.

Cheapest
11:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 02:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$271One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 10:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$341One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 01:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$341One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 09:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$341One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 09:08AMSalzburg Hbf
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$341One-way

Timetable Vienna to Salzburg

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06:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 09:08AMSalzburg Hbf
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07:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 10:08AMSalzburg Hbf
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08:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 11:08AMSalzburg Hbf
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09:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 12:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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10:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 01:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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11:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 02:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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12:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 03:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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01:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 04:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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02:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 05:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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03:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 06:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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04:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 07:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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05:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 08:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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06:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 09:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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07:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 10:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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The fastest trains from Vienna to Salzburg

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Fastest Journey

2 h 36 m

Average

2 h 36 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

252 km

Of the 14 trains that leave Vienna for Salzburg every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 252 km distance in an average of 2 h 36 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 36 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 36 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.

Fastest
07:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 10:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$341One-way
Fastest
02:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 05:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$411One-way
Fastest
11:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 02:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$271One-way
Fastest
10:32AMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 01:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$341One-way
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06:32PMVienna Westbahnhof2h36 09:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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$341One-way

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Train Information between Vienna and Salzburg

distanceDistance156 miles (251 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€24)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersWestbahn, ÖBB | Railjet, FlixTrain, ÖBB, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, Locomore or ÖBB | S-Bahn

Trains from Vienna to Salzburg cover the 156 miles (251 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 36 min with our travel partners like Westbahn, ÖBB | Railjet, FlixTrain, ÖBB, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, Locomore or ÖBB | S-Bahn. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€24), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Train companies

Vienna to Salzburg with ÖBB

For as little as $24 (€19) you can travel by train between Vienna and Salzburg with ÖBB. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

ÖBB

ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip between Vienna and Salzburg by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.

Omio helps you find the perfect Vienna - Salzburg train with ÖBB. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Vienna to Salzburg, Omio shows you ÖBB’s current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Vienna to Salzburg trip. You can expect to travel around 156 miles (251 km) from Vienna to Salzburg on a train with ÖBB. Once you are ready, buy your one-way ÖBB tickets from Vienna to Salzburg starting as low as $69 (€55) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with ÖBB!

ÖBB has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Vienna to Salzburg:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • ÖBB has granted goodwill arrangements for tickets bought until March 15, 2020.
    • National ÖBB: Tickets valid until June 1, 2020, can be refunded as a voucher
    • International ÖBB: Ticket refunds depend on the current entry regulations set by the government of the destination country
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Vienna to Salzburg

With up to ten departures an hour throughout the day and journey times of approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, traveling by train from Vienna to Salzburg is a relaxed and cost-effective way of making the journey. The majority of services are direct with just a few departures involving one connection en-route. All trains depart from Vienna Hbf and terminate at Salzburg Hbf.

Which train companies travel from Vienna to Salzburg?

Train services to Salzburg from Vienna are operated by three providers, FlixTrain, BB Railjet and Westbahn. FlixTrain is a German-owned operator of long-distance services and a subsidiary of the successful FlixBus company. BBRailjet is part of Austria's high-speed train network while Westbahn is jointly owned by France and Austria. Onboard services vary but include toilets, Wi-Fi, baggage storage and catering facilities.

How long is the train from Vienna to Salzburg?

Most routes between the cities of Vienna and Salzburg are direct with journey times of between 2.5 and 3 hours. During the day there are a few departures that involve one connection en-route which is made at Wels and has a longer journey time of approximately four hours.

How many trains are there from Vienna to Salzburg?

Departures on train routes to Salzburg from Vienna start in the early morning and continue until mid-evening. During this period there are up to ten departures an hour. A similar schedule is in place from Mondays through to Sundays.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Vienna to Salzburg?

Departure train station: Trains from Vienna to Salzburg depart from Vienna Hauptbahnhof. Since opening in December 2015, this station with its striking contemporary architecture has become the country's main and busiest transport hub. It is part of a network of local buses, regional and intercity trains as well as U-Bahn and S-Bahn services. Facilities at Vienna Hbf include cab ranks, car and bicycle parking, left baggage storage, Wi-Fi, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Arrival train station: Trains to Salzburg from Vienna all terminate at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, a major transport hub in western Austria. Totally refurbished in 2014, the station is a short 15 minute walk from the historic heart of Salzburg. Transport links to the city and surrounding areas are made up of taxis, local buses and S-Bahn trains. Among Salzburg Hbf facilities are car and bicycle parking, Wi-Fi, baggage lockers, shops and restaurants.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Vienna and Salzburg cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Vienna to Salzburg to cost as little as $24 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Vienna and Salzburg?
The train price from Vienna to Salzburg is on average $30 (€24)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
What is the distance between Vienna and Salzburg by train?
The train distance from Vienna to Salzburg is around 156 miles (251 km).
How long is the train between Vienna and Salzburg?
The Vienna to Salzburg train duration is on average 2 h 36 min, which is to be expected when traveling 156 miles (251 km) from Vienna to Salzburg. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Vienna and arrival train station in Salzburg?

When taking the train to Salzburg from Vienna, you can choose to depart from train stations like Wien Hauptbahnhof and Wien Westbahnhof. Your journey can end in train stations such as Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof   and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Vienna located? Where is the arrival train station in Salzburg located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Wien Hauptbahnhof and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Salzburg most often arrive at Salzburg Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

What train companies go from Vienna to Salzburg?
If you're looking for trains from Vienna to Salzburg, you can rely on Westbahn, ÖBB | Railjet, FlixTrain, ÖBB, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, Locomore or ÖBB | S-Bahn to get you to Salzburg. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Vienna to Salzburg journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct train from Vienna to Salzburg?
Yes, there are direct trains to Salzburg from Vienna per day with Westbahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
When can I take the first train from Vienna to Salzburg? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Vienna to Salzburg train departs at 5: 32 AM   and the last train from Vienna to Salzburg leaves at 5: 42 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Vienna to Salzburg on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I buy the Vienna to Salzburg train for the best deals on tickets?
If you buy the Vienna to Salzburg train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $30 (€24). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Vienna to 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.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
Wien Hbf
Amenities
Wien Westbahnhof
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