There are 5 ways to get from Salzburg to Linz by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf Wb / ...

$10 - $35

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg P+R Süd to Linz Industriezeile Leo Express

$6 - $8

3 alternative options

Night train  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf Nj

$19 - $35

Rideshare  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Salzburg to Linz 84 miles

$7

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Linz 84.1 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg P+R Süd and arriving at Linz Industriezeile. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Linz Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Linz is 108 km. The road distance is 134.6 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Linz without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs .

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The train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Salzburg to Linz bus services, operated by Leo Express s.r.o., depart from Salzburg P+R Süd station.

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Salzburg to Linz train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Linz is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Salzburg to Linz bus services, operated by Leo Express s.r.o., arrive at Linz Industriezeile station.

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Salzburg to Linz train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Linz Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Linz.
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  • Distance: 67.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Linz, Austria?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Salzburg to Linz every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Flixtrain also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Leo Express s.r.o. operates a bus from Salzburg to Linz 6 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Linz, Linz central station, Train
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Salzburg P+R Süd to Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salzburg to Linz
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Linz is 135 km. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Salzburg to Linz.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Linz. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Salzburg and Linz. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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