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from Vienna to Salzburg

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

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To get from Vienna to Salzburg on Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40AMVienna Westbahnhof2h28 11:08AMSalzburg Hbf
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$291One-way
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06:40AMVienna Westbahnhof2h28 09:08AMSalzburg Hbf
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$231One-way
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07:40AMVienna Westbahnhof2h28 10:08AMSalzburg Hbf
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09:40AMVienna Westbahnhof2h28 12:08PMSalzburg Hbf
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06:06AMVienna Westbahnhof2h32 08:38AMSalzburg Hbf
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Jan 28
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Jan 29
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Jan 30
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Jan 31
$17Westbahn
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Feb 1
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Feb 2
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Feb 3
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Feb 4
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Feb 5
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Feb 6
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Feb 7
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Feb 8
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Feb 9
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Feb 10
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Feb 11
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Feb 12
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Feb 13
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Feb 14
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Travel Information from Vienna to Salzburg

distanceDistance156 miles (251 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $68
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€15) • 2 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€15) • 2 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ÖBB | Nightjet

Take a bus or train to travel 156 miles (251 km) between Vienna and Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or ÖBB | Nightjet among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Vienna to Salzburg.

How to Travel from Vienna to Salzburg

It's simple to travel from Vienna to Salzburg - one of Europe's great musical centers and a beautiful destination for those traveling in Europe. Both buses and trains travel from Vienna to Salzburg multiple times per day. Buses and trains are approximately the same price and require the same amount of travel time.

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

Vienna to Salzburg Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€23

2:21 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€23

2:22 h

1 Month Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg


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Taking the bus is usually the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg; 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 Vienna to Salzburg depart from Vienna's Hütteldorf bus station and take approximately 2:22 h to arrive at Salzburg's Lastenstrasse bus station. Over 30 buses travel from Vienna to Salzburg every day, with the earliest bus departing Vienna at 5:40 a.m. Flixbus is the main bus company that travels from Vienna to Salzburg.


Fastest way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg


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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. Trains traveling from Vienna to Salzburg depart from Vienna Hbf and arrive at Salzburg Hbf. Buses depart from Vienna's Hütteldorf bus station and arrive at Salzburg's Lastenstrasse bus station. Both ÖBB and Westbahn operate trains from Vienna to Salzburg, while Flixbus is the main bus company traveling this route.


Most popular way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg. Since buses and trains take the same amount of time to travel from Vienna to Salzburg and are approximately the same price, most people choose the comfort of traveling from Vienna to Salzburg by train. Both ÖBB and Westbahn travel from Vienna to Salzburg multiple times per day, with the first train departing Vienna Hbf at 8:30 a.m.


How to get from Vienna to Salzburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Vienna to Salzburg, 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 Vienna 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

How do I get from Vienna to Salzburg?

You can travel from Vienna to Salzburg 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Salzburg from Vienna is by taking a train, which costs on average $18 (€15).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Salzburg:

A train is generally $50 (€41) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $68 (€56) from Vienna to Salzburg.

What is the quickest way from Vienna to Salzburg?

The quickest way to travel from Vienna to Salzburg is by train, which takes on average 2 h 28 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 55 min   on average.

What is the distance between Vienna and Salzburg?

The distance is approximately 156 miles (251 km) from Vienna to Salzburg.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Vienna to Salzburg?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Salzburg is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Vienna? Where do I arrive in Salzburg?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Vienna at Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Salzburg at Salzburg, Lastenstrasse / Weiserhofstraße.
  • Trains from Vienna to Salzburg most often leave from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Which travel companies can get me from Vienna to Salzburg?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Salzburg by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Vienna to Salzburg for $68 (€56) on Omio.
  • Travel with ÖBB | Nightjet to go to Salzburg by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find ÖBB | Nightjet Vienna to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $18 (€15).

Is there a way to travel directly from Vienna to Salzburg?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Salzburg with Westbahn.

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.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Vienna and Salzburg ends?

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

When should I purchase a ticket from Vienna to Salzburg online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $68 (€56) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $18 (€15) one way on average.

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