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There are 7 ways to get from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

€45 - €120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Karlsruhe central train station 117 / ...
  2. Take the Bus from Karlsruhe to Salzburg

€19 - €26

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Pre Waypoint to Munich central bus station N36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Teisendorf Re

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof 490 km

€50 - €80

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Salzburg  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Salzburg (SZG) FRA - SZG

€70 - €827

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Munich, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

€113 - €338

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Munich, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

€100 - €457

Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof by train

The train journey time between Heidelberg Station and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is around 4h 46m and covers a distance of around 478 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 45m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and Railjet, the Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof train service departs from Heidelberg Hbf and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically 29 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 46m
Fastest train time:
4h 45m
Train distance:
478 km
Trains per week:
29
Cheapest price:
€45
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:13
Last train departs at:
17:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof train schedules

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International entry into Austria from Germany

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Austria

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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 Hauptbahnhof is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is 1 metre.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Austria.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is to bus which costs €19 - €27 and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg Station station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg central train station and arriving at Salzburg via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 46m.

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It is 367 km from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. It is approximately 490 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof without a car is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs €45 - €120.

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The train from Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf takes 4h 46m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg central train station.

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Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Heidelberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs €45 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €27 and takes 8h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof.
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  • Distance: 366.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, Austria?

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 4h 46m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof via Karlsruhe central train station and Karlsruhe in around 8h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Prague
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €190
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
Railjet
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Railjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Teisendorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
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 Heidelberg central train station to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg Pre Waypoint to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is 490 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Heidelberg Station to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof.

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