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

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

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

$10 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 55 min

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

$6 - $8

3 alternative options

Night train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf En / ...

$19 - $35

Rideshare  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Linz to Salzburg 84.5 miles

$7

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Salzburg 84.2 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Linz to Salzburg is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Salzburg is to train which costs 8€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Salzburg P+R Süd. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Salzburg 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 Linz and Salzburg is 108 km. The road distance is 134.6 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 8€ - 27€.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Linz to Salzburg is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 8€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Linz to Salzburg 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 Linz to Salzburg 6 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 55 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 Linz Hbf to Salzburg 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 Linz, Linz central station, Train to Salzburg, Salzburg
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 Linz Industriezeile to Salzburg P+R Süd
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 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 Linz to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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

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There are 1211+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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

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