How to travel from Salzburg to Venice

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Travel Information to Venice from Salzburg

distanceDistance166 miles (268 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$44 - $97
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€40) • 9 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $97 (€89) • 5 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ÖBB

Travel 166 miles (268 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Salzburg and Venice. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $44 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or ÖBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Salzburg to Venice.

Travel from Salzburg to Venice: Journey Details

If you want to experience the magic of Venice, traveling from Salzburg is easy. However, there are no direct connections between the two cities, so a transfer will be needed. The fastest journey is by air, which gets you to Marco Polo airport in around 3 to 4 hours. The train and bus combination provided by OBB takes about 6 hours, which is similar to flying when journeys to and from the airports are factored in.

Return trips from Venice to Salzburg are also available.

How to get from Salzburg to Venice

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Salzburg to Venice, 93,19% 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 Salzburg to Venice 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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Buses from Salzburg to Venice

It is possible to travel by bus from Salzburg to Venice, but travelers need to make a change in Verona. Regiojet provides a single daily bus from Salzburg to Verona, which leaves from the P+R Süd in the southern part of the city at 4:40 a.m and takes 6 hours. There are plenty of buses between Verona and Venice. All are operated by Flixbus, and take 2 hours. Given transfer times, the total journey time will be around 16 hours.

Trains from Salzburg to Venice

Half of the journey to Venice can be covered by train. To do so, Salzburg residents need to catch an OBB service to Villach (2 hours 30 minutes, 5 trains per day). From Villach, OBB operates an Intercity bus service which runs 6 times every day and takes 3 hours 29 minutes.

Flights from Salzburg to Venice

Booking a flight is probably the quickest way to travel from Salzburg to Venice. However, as with buses and trains, there are no direct Salzburg to Venice flights. Instead, you can take an Austrian Airlines service via Vienna. This route adds a short transit period in Vienna, but the total journey time can be as short as 2 hour 55 minutes.

Travel Tips: Travel from Salzburg to Venice

Travel Tips: Travel to Venice 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 Venice.

International travel from Salzburg, Austria to Venice, Italy is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Austria?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Venice, Italy due to the pandemic?

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

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 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 between Salzburg and Venice.

The restriction level for your return to Salzburg, Austria from Italy is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Salzburg from Venice restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Salzburg from Venice closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Venice from Salzburg including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Venice is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $44 (€40) compared to other travel options to Venice:

Taking a bus is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a flight to Venice, which costs on average $44 (€40) for the same trip.

A bus is $54 (€49) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Salzburg to Venice costing on average $97 (€89).

The fastest way to get to Venice from Salzburg is by train with an average travel time of 5 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Venice can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h   on average.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

You should expect to travel around 166 miles (268 km) between Salzburg and Venice.

The average frequency per day from Salzburg to Venice is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Salzburg and Venice 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 Salzburg to Venice:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Salzburg to Venice depart from Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig to Venice, Port San Basilio.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Salzburg Airport and arrive in Venice Marco Polo Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Venezia Mestre.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Venice. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Salzburg to Venice tickets on Omio for $44 (€40).
  • Travel with ÖBB to go to Venice by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find ÖBB Salzburg to Venice tickets on Omio for $97 (€89).

Yes, there are direct routes from Salzburg to Venice with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Venice with with 1 direct train per day.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Salzburg to Venice? Many Omio customers who go from Salzburg to Venice usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Milan or Florence. If you're looking to explore Rome, Milan or Florence from Venice, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $44 (€40) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $44 (€40) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $97 (€89) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Salzburg to Venice 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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