There are 5 ways to get from Linz to Salzburg by train, bus, night train, car or rideshare
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What companies run services between Linz, Austria and Salzburg, Austria?
Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Linz to Salzburg every 20 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 Linz to Salzburg 4 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
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Questions & Answers
The distance between Linz and Salzburg is 108 km. The road distance is 135 km.
The cheapest way to get from Linz to Salzburg is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 1 h 54 min.
The quickest way to get from Linz to Salzburg is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 17€ - 27€.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Salzburg P+R Süd. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.
The train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.