How to travel from Venice to Salzburg

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Travel Information to Salzburg from Venice

distanceDistance166 miles (268 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$30 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $30 (€26) • 7 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $46 (€40) • 5 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or ÖBB | Railjet

Take a train or bus to travel 166 miles (268 km) between Venice and Salzburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or ÖBB | Railjet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Venice to Salzburg.

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from Venice to Salzburg

How to get from Venice to Salzburg by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Venice to Salzburg is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel from Venice to Salzburg: Journey Details

Getting from Venice to Salzburg is simple, but travelers need to be aware that however they choose to travel, at least one change will be needed. The fastest route is probably by air. You can fly straight to Munich and then catch a train or bus to Salzburg, and be there in around 4 hours. Otherwise, trains take at least 6 hours 30 minutes, and buses much longer.

Return trips from Salzburg to Venice are also available.

How to get from Venice to Salzburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Venice to Salzburg, 89,54% 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 Venice 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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Buses from Venice to Salzburg

The best way to travel from Venice to Salzburg by bus is by taking a Flixbus service to Verona and then changing onto a Student Agency service to Salzburg. However, be aware that there are only two buses every week from Verona to Salzburg - one on Tuesday and one on Saturday. Both leave at 6:15 p.m. and take 6 hours to reach Salzburg. This means that, in total, the journey from Venice takes between 9 and 12 hours.

Trains from Venice to Salzburg

No direct trains are available from Venice to Salzburg, but you can catch an OBB Intercity bus from Venice to Villach, and an OBB train from there to Salzburg. Buses run every day from Venice's Tronchetto, Maestre and Santa Lucia bus-stops and take 3 hours 30 minutes. The train from Villach to Salzburg takes 2 hours 30 minutes and trains depart every 2 hours throughout the day.

Flights from Venice to Salzburg

There are no direct flights between Venice and Salzburg's major airport, but you can fly from Marco Polo Airport directly into nearby Munich Airport, a short distance across the German border. Transavia and Air Dolomiti provide daily connections (but check seasonal schedules as they may offer a restricted service during the winter). Getting from Munich to Salzburg adds two hours onto the journey, resulting in a total journey time of 4 hours, which rises to around 6 hours when travel to Venice Marco Polo airport is included.

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ÖBB Nightjet is an Austrian train company that offers overnight services across Europe. It has a range of train types, including the EuroNight, CityNightLine and Nightjet, which all offer comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. The EuroNight is the most luxurious option, with private compartments and a restaurant car. The CityNightLine is a more affordable option, with compartments and couchettes, while the Nightjet is the most basic option, with couchettes and reclining seats. Ticket types include Economy, Comfort and Business, with the latter offering the most luxurious experience. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, a restaurant car and a bar. The most popular routes for ÖBB Nightjet are from Vienna to Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Venice to Salzburg

      FAQs: Travel to Salzburg 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 Venice to Salzburg.

      There are 2 ways to get from Venice to Salzburg: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel from Venice to Salzburg is a bus with an average price of $30 (€26).

      This is compared to other travel options from Venice to Salzburg:

      A bus is $16 (€14) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Venice to Salzburg costing on average $46 (€40).

      The quickest way to travel from Venice to Salzburg is by train, which takes on average 5 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 7 h of travel time.

      The distance from Venice to Salzburg is approximately 166 miles (268 km).

      The average frequency per day from Venice to Salzburg is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 1 train per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Venice to Salzburg as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Venice to Salzburg:

      • Buses from Venice to Salzburg most often leave from Venice, Sant'Angelo Village, Cavallino Treporti and arrive in Salzburg, Rainerstraße (Austria Trend Hotel Europa).
      • Trains from Venice to Salzburg most often leave from Venice Santa Lucia and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Venice to Salzburg:

      • FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or ÖBB | Intercitybus can get you to Salzburg by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Venice to Salzburg for $30 (€26) on Omio.
      • ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) can take you to Salzburg by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for ÖBB Nightjet from Venice to Salzburg for $46 (€40).

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

      • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to Salzburg with FlixBus.
      • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Salzburg with ÖBB Nightjet.

      Direct services to Salzburg 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 journey.

      Your trip from Venice to Salzburg doesn't have to end in Salzburg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Hallstatt, Munich, Prague or Innsbruck. If you’d like to add Vienna, Hallstatt, Munich, Prague or Innsbruck to your Venice to Salzburg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Salzburg today!
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