There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Salzburg by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Salzburg  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Salzburg (SZG) MAD - SZG

108€ - 282€

Cheapest option

Fly to Munich, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Munich (MUC) MAD - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

71€ - 323€

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Fly to Linz, train  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Linz (LNZ) MAD - LNZ
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

90€ - 358€

Train  •  20h 21m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ic

279€ - 404€

Bus  •  33h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Martigny
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Salzburg

101€ - 258€

Bus, night train  •  37h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the night train from Padova to Salzburg Hbf Nj

Drive  •  19h 54m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Salzburg 2102.6 km

220€ - 330€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Salzburg is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 330€ and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Salzburg is to fly which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 7h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Salzburg via Lausanne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Avignon Tgv and Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 21m.

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The distance between Madrid and Salzburg is 1564 km. The road distance is 2102.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 20h 21m and costs 270€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Madrid to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Madrid to Salzburg bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Salzburg train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Salzburg is to fly which takes 7h 12m and costs 100€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 270€ - 410€ and takes 20h 21m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 260€ and takes 33h 38m.

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  • Distance: 1564 km
  • Duration: 7h 12m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Salzburg, Austria?

Lufthansa, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Madrid to Salzburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Salzburg via Avignon Tgv and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 20h 21m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Brussels, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
meridian-bob-brb.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
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
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
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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
7€ - 12€
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Flixtrain
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon Tgv to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Padova to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid to Martigny
Ave. Duration
22h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 180€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
10h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 85€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
atlassib.es

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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Madrid to Salzburg bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Madrid to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Salzburg is 2103 km. It takes approximately 19h 54m to drive from Madrid to Salzburg.

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Iberia, British Airways, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Madrid Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1566+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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