How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg

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from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg on Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg

distanceDistance254 miles (409 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $183
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $28 (€24) • 8 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $183 (€159) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 254 miles (409 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg, 84,72% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

International travel from Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Salzburg, Austria is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Germany?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Salzburg if traveling from Frankfurt am Main?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Salzburg, Austria due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Frankfurt am Main and Salzburg.

The current restriction level for returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Austria is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Salzburg, Austria?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Frankfurt am Main from Salzburg?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Frankfurt am Main from Salzburg here.

You can travel to Salzburg from Frankfurt am Main 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $28 (€24) compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

A train is generally $13 (€11) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $40 (€35) from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg.

Taking a train is about $155 (€135) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $183 (€159) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Salzburg from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Salzburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 8 min   of travel time.

Salzburg is approximately 254 miles (409 km) away from Frankfurt am Main.

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 18 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Salzburg from Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg:

  • Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg most often leave from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig.
  • Flights most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Salzburg at Salzburg Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Salzburg at Salzburg Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg:

  • You can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $40 (€35) with Flixbus from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg.
  • You can travel from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg by flight with Lufthansa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $183 (€159) with Lufthansa from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg.
  • You can travel by train between Frankfurt am Main and Salzburg with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg tickets for $28 (€24) on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg? Many Omio customers who go from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Munich or Prague. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Munich or Prague from Salzburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $40 (€35) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $183 (€159) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $28 (€24) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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