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from Salzburg to Vienna

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Travel Information to Vienna from Salzburg

distanceDistance156 miles (251 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $42 (€34) • 2 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesWestbahn

Travel 156 miles (251 km) by train from Salzburg to Vienna. Westbahn is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct train from Salzburg to Vienna.

How to Travel from Salzburg to Vienna

Travelers journeying in Austria between Salzburg and Vienna have the choice of traveling via bus or train. Both buses and trains take approximately the same amount of time and are usually the same price. Traveling from Salzburg to Vienna should be fast, comfortable and convenient, no matter which option you choose.

Buses from Salzburg to Vienna | Trains from Salzburg to Vienna | Return trips from Vienna to Salzburg

Salzburg to Vienna Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€20

2:09 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€20

2:22 h

1 Week Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna?

Cheapest way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna


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Taking the bus is usually the cheapest way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna; however, taking the train is not significantly more expensive on average. Generally speaking, buses are cheaper than trains when booked close to the travel date. Buses traveling from Salzburg to Vienna depart from Salzburg's Lastenstrasse bus station and take approximately 2:22 h to arrive at Vienna's Hütteldorf bus station. Over 30 buses travel from Salzburg to Vienna every day, with the earliest bus departing Salzburg at 5:52 a.m. Flixbus is the main bus company that travels from Salzburg to Vienna.


Fastest way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna


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Both the bus and train take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes to travel from Vienna to Salzburg. Both buses and trains travel directly from Vienna to Salzburg multiple times per day. The fastest bus traveling from Salzburg to Vienna is approximately 10 minutes faster than the fastest train. Trains traveling from Salzburg to Vienna depart from Salzburg Hbf and arrive at either Vienna's Westbahnhof or Hauptbahnhof. Buses depart from Salzburg's Lastenstrasse bus station and arrive at Vienna's Hütteldorf bus station. Both ÖBB and Westbahn operate trains from Sazlburg to Vienna, while Flixbus is the main bus company traveling this route.


Most popular way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Salzburg to Vienna. Since buses and trains take the same amount of time to travel from Salzburg to Vienna and are approximately the same price, most people choose the comfort of traveling from Salzburg to Vienna by train. Both ÖBB and Westbahn travel from Salzburg to Vienna multiple times per day, with the first train departing Salzburg Hbf at 8:00 a.m. Usually, 7 trains travel from Salzburg to Vienna every day.


How to get from Salzburg to Vienna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Salzburg to Vienna, 100,00% 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 Vienna 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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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Salzburg
Vienna
Salzburg
Amenities
Salzburg-W.A. Mozart
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Salzburg HBF is located in the city center. From here, Obus 2 runs to and from Salzburg Airport