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from Madrid to Salzburg

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Travel Information between Madrid and Salzburg

distanceDistance969 miles (1563 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$106 - $277
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $106 (€85) • 34 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $277 (€221) • 7 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTransavia Airlines or Flixbus

Take a flight or bus to travel 969 miles (1563 km) to Salzburg from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $106 (€85). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Transavia Airlines or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Salzburg.

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Travel from Madrid to Salzburg
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FAQs
Is international travel between Madrid, Spain and Salzburg, Austria allowed?

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Salzburg, Austria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Spain?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Salzburg if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21; 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 Madrid and Salzburg.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Spain from Salzburg, Austria?

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from Austria is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Salzburg, Austria?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid from Salzburg?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain 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 9/23/21. 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 Madrid from Salzburg here.

How do I go from Madrid to Salzburg?

There are 2 ways to travel between Madrid and Salzburg including taking a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to go from Madrid to Salzburg?

The cheapest way to go to Salzburg from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $106 (€85).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Salzburg:

A bus is generally $170 (€136) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $277 (€221) from Madrid to Salzburg.

What is the quickest way to get from Madrid to Salzburg?

The fastest way from Madrid to Salzburg is by flight with an average journey time of 7 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Salzburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 34 h   on average.

How far is it from Madrid to Salzburg?

The distance from Madrid to Salzburg is approximately 969 miles (1563 km).

When traveling from Madrid to Salzburg, what are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and Salzburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Madrid to Salzburg:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Salzburg Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Salzburg, Lastenstrasse.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Salzburg?

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

  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Salzburg with Transavia Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $277 (€221) with Transavia Airlines from Madrid to Salzburg.
  • You can go to Salzburg from Madrid by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $106 (€85) with Flixbus from Madrid to Salzburg on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel between Madrid and Salzburg?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Salzburg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Vienna, Munich or Prague. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Salzburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Salzburg and any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Madrid to Salzburg online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $277 (€221) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $106 (€85) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Salzburg
Madrid America
Amenities
Madrid Est. Sur
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
Amenities
Refreshments

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