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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg by plane, train, car train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Salzburg (SZG) FRA - SZG

$106 - $316

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Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 028 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$31 - $51

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Train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$100 - $160

Train via München Hbf  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$115 - $170

Car train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the car train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof Uex 1387

$110 - $130

Bus, train  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to München ZOB
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$82 - $157

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg 336.7 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg is to fly which costs 90€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Salzburg is 409 km. The road distance is 538.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs 90€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg is to fly which takes 2 h 22 min and costs 90€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 5 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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  • Distance: 255.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Salzburg, Austria?

Austrian Airlines flies from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg 4 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg 4 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 5 h 42 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Salzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg is 539 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1218+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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