How to travel from Vienna to Salzburg

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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 Dec 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Salzburg from Vienna

distanceDistance156 miles (251 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $105
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $12 (€11) • 3 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $105 (€96) • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ÖBB | Railjet

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 156 miles (251 km) between Vienna and Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or ÖBB | Railjet among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or 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

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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

You can travel to Salzburg from Vienna 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Salzburg is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $12 (€11) compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

A flight is generally $93 (€85) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $105 (€96) from Vienna to Salzburg.

A flight is $15 (€14) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Vienna to Salzburg costing on average $27 (€25).

The fastest way from Vienna to Salzburg is by bus with an average journey time of 2 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to Salzburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by flight can take 3 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Salzburg by train can take on average 2 h 26 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Salzburg is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 57 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Vienna to 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 Vienna to Salzburg:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Vienna to Salzburg depart from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) to Salzburg, Hbf Bahnsteig.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Vienna International Airport and arrive in Salzburg Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Vienna to Salzburg depart from Wien Westbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Vienna to Salzburg:

  • You can travel by bus between Vienna and Salzburg with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Vienna to Salzburg tickets for $105 (€96) on Omio.
  • You can go to Salzburg from Vienna by train with ÖBB | Railjet. You'll see cheap train tickets for $27 (€25) with ÖBB | Railjet from Vienna to Salzburg on Omio.

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

  • You can find 56 direct trains per day to Salzburg with Westbahn, ÖBB or ÖBB | Railjet.

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.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Vienna to Salzburg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Munich, Prague or Budapest. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Vienna and Salzburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Salzburg and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $105 (€96) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $12 (€11) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $27 (€25) 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.

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