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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Salzburg by plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Salzburg  •  7 h 26 min

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

$112 - $283

Cheapest option

Fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 55 min

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

$95 - $306

7 alternative options

Fly to Linz, train  •  9 h 32 min

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

$162 - $449

Fly to Vienna, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vienna (VIE) MAD - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf

$122 - $443

Train  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$392 - $534

Bus  •  33 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Salzburg

$159 - $244

Bus, night train  •  38 h 57 min

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

Drive, train  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Landeck-Zams
  2. Take the train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$252 - $374

Drive  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Salzburg 1298.3 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Salzburg is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Salzburg is to fly which costs 95€ - 250€ and takes 7 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Madrid Avenida de América and arriving at Salzburg via Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 45 min.

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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 Barcelona Sants, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Strasbourg, Stuttgart Hbf and München Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 40 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Salzburg is 1564 km. The road distance is 2077.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 20 h 40 min and costs 340€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Madrid to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Salzburg train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, 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 7 h 26 min and costs 95€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 340€ - 470€ and takes 20 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 220€ and takes 33 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 977.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

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

easyJet, Lufthansa and 11 other airlines fly from Madrid to Salzburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Salzburg via Barcelona Sants, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Strasbourg, Stuttgart Hbf, and München Hbf in around 20 h 40 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Munich, Graz
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Brussels, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Bristol
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Linz via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wels Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Wels to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wels, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Padova to Salzburg Hbf.
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$55 - $65
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid Avenida de América to Zurich
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
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 5 h 5 min 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, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Salzburg is 2077 km. It takes approximately 19 h 55 min to drive from Madrid to Salzburg.

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British Airways, KLM, Ryanair and seven other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Salzburg train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and four other operators.

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There are 1235+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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