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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Salzburg by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Salzburg  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Salzburg (SZG) BER - SZG

69€ - 660€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Munich - Bus station Berlin - Bus station > Nuremberg > Munich - Bus station / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from München to Salzburg

22€ - 41€

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich, train  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Munich (MUC) BER - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

88€ - 321€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Munich, train  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Munich (MUC) TXL - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

84€ - 340€

Train via Nuremberg  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

113€ - 259€

Train  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

183€ - 293€

Bus, train  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf 331 / ...
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

28€ - 150€

Drive  •  6h 3m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Salzburg 725.2 km

75€ - 120€

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International entry into Austria from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salzburg is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Salzburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Salzburg is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

Yes, entry into Germany from Austria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Salzburg is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 22€ - 45€ and takes 10h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Salzburg is to fly which costs 65€ - 700€ and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Bus Station and arriving at Salzburg via München. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Nuernberg Hbf and Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 42m.

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The distance between Berlin and Salzburg is 526 km. The road distance is 725.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Salzburg without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 6h 42m and costs 110€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Berlin to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Berlin to Salzburg bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Bus Station.

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Berlin to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Salzburg is to fly which takes 3h 57m and costs 65€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can train via Nuremberg, which costs 110€ - 260€ and takes 6h 42m.

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  • Distance: 526 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Salzburg, Austria?

Eurowings, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Berlin to Salzburg once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Salzburg via Nuernberg Hbf and Muenchen Hbf in around 6h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250€ - 850€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Flixtrain
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
13€ - 16€
Business
18€ - 22€
1st Class
19€ - 22€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Linz, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 12€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
1st Class
8€ - 12€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Salzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Berlin to Salzburg bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Berlin to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Salzburg is 725 km. It takes approximately 6h 3m to drive from Berlin to Salzburg.

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easyJet, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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