How to travel from Munich to Salzburg

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from Munich to Salzburg

You can get from Munich to Salzburg by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Munich to Salzburg on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:58AMMünchen Ost1h23 09:21AMSalzburg Hbf
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Travel Information from Munich to Salzburg

distanceDistance71 miles (115 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $26
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€13) • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $26 (€24) • 1 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Bayerische Regiobahn

Travel 71 miles (115 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Salzburg from Munich. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Bayerische Regiobahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Munich to Salzburg.

How to travel from Munich to Salzburg?

Commuters who travel from Munich to Salzburg enjoy the convenience of connecting the two cities by bus or train. There are more than 25 buses and almost an equal number of trains that transfer commuters to Salzburg from Munich each day. The two cities are 72 miles apart, a journey that both trains and buses take an average of two hours to complete.

 What is the cheapest way to get from Munich to Salzburg?

Passengers who opt for a bus to travel from Munich to Salzburg enjoy the cheapest means for the journey. Buses plying this route are mainly direct, evading the hassles associated with interstation changes. The fastest coach covers the 72-mile distance between the two cities in about one hour and 50 minutes, with the average travel time being roughly two hours and 10 minutes. The primary bus operators serving the Munich to Salzburg route include Flixbus, Union Ivkoni International, Nomago, Semitimes, and Infobus. There are around 20 coaches that leave Munich for Salzburg every day, allowing travelers to catch a bus almost every hour at the departure station. Commuters leave from Munich central bus station, and their journey terminates at Salzburg South Bus station.

 What is the fastest way to travel from Munich to Salzburg?

Taking a train remains the fastest way to reach Salzburg from Munich. Commuters who travel from Munich to Salzburg by train should prepare for a journey that lasts one hour and 50 minutes on average. The fastest train completes the journey in about one and a half hours to conveniently drop off passengers in Salzburg. The key operators providing train services along this route include Deutsche Bahn, Meridian, and Railjet. The firms collectively have more than 25 trains departing Munich for Salzburg daily. The trips are evenly spaced to ensure that travelers can get a train every hour at the departure station. Travelers take off from the Hauptbahnhof Train station situated in the west of Munich city center. On arrival, trains drop off passengers at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof located north of the Austrian town.

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 Travel from Munich to Salzburg by train

Traveling from Munich to Salzburg by train is the most convenient option for commuters who are looking for the fastest travel means along this route. Passengers can enjoy choosing from more than 25 trains that ply the route daily. As such, there is a train leaving the departure station in Munich for Salzburg every hour from early in the morning to a few minutes to midnight. Direct trains cover the distance between the two cities in about one hour and 30 minutes. Connecting trains, on the other hand, take a little longer, completing the journey in slightly more than two hours. The major train service providers on this route are Deutsche Bahn, Railjet, and Meridian. Trains leave Munich Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and drop off commuters at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (main train station). Once in Salzburg Hbf, passengers can easily access the city center via a taxi, take the S-Bahn (intercity trains) to various destinations around the city, or progress to Südtiroler Platz to catch a 15-minute bus ride to the town center.

 Travel from Munich to Salzburg by bus

Taking a bus is the most efficient way to travel from Munich to Salzburg for passengers who prioritize travel comfort and affordability. Commuters can choose from over 25 buses that operate on this route every day, with an assurance of catching a coach after every hour. Passengers traveling from Munich to Salzburg via bus depart from Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof München (ZOB), which is the central bus station in Munich, located next to Hackerbrücke station within Ludwigvorstadt-Isarvorstadt. The major bus companies that serve travelers here include Infobus, Flixbus, Semitimes, Nomago, and Union Ivkoni International. These providers mainly offer direct trips to the Austrian city, with just a few connecting coaches plying the route. Upon arrival, commuters alight at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof located along Lastenstrasse. Passengers can easily access the city center with a taxi ride or a 15-minute walk to explore the town. They can also board a bus on line 130 at the station next to Südtiroler Platz. Passenger opting for a bus to the town center will spend an average of seven minutes before being dropped off right in the heart of the city. There are also a couple of local trains that include line 25707 train, which commuters can utilize to explore the city once they exit Hbf coach station. A train from Hbf to the Salzburg city center takes passengers roughly 11 minutes.

How to get from Munich to Salzburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Munich to Salzburg, 95,13% 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 Munich 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 Munich, 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 Munich?

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 11/17/22; 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 from Munich to Salzburg.

The restriction level for your return to Munich, Germany from Austria is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Munich from Salzburg restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Munich from Salzburg?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Munich, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Munich from Salzburg closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Munich to Salzburg: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Salzburg is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $14 (€13) compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

Taking a bus is usually $12 (€11) less than taking a train to Salzburg, which costs on average $26 (€24) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Salzburg from Munich is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 23 min.

Other travel options to Salzburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 50 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 71 miles (115 km) between Munich and Salzburg.

The average frequency per day from Munich to Salzburg is:

  • 5 buses per day.
  • Around 35 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Munich and Salzburg 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 when traveling from Munich to Salzburg:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Munich to Salzburg depart from München, ZOB to Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig.
  • Most travelers board their train from München Hbf and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Munich to Salzburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Salzburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Munich to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $14 (€13).
  • Travel with Bayerische Regiobahn for trains to Salzburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Bayerische Regiobahn Munich to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $26 (€24).

Yes, there are direct services available from Munich to Salzburg with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International with 5 direct buses per day.
  • You can find around 34 direct trains per day and travel with Deutsche Bahn, Westbahn, ÖBB or Bayerische Regiobahn.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Salzburg as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Salzburg from Munich.

Many of our customers traveling from Munich to Salzburg don't make Salzburg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Salzburg are Vienna, Prague or Budapest, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Salzburg to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Munich to Salzburg, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $14 (€13) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $26 (€24) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Munich to Salzburg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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