There are 5 ways to get from Munich to Salzburg by train, bus, night train, rideshare 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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Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$11 - $50

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Rideshare  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Salzburg 88 miles

$6 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$8 - $14

Night train  •  2 h 5 min

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

$30 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Salzburg 90 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Salzburg is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Salzburg is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Salzburg. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Munich and Salzburg is 116 km. The road distance is 144 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 9€ - 45€.

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The train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf takes 1 h 57 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Munich to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 72.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Salzburg, Austria?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Salzburg every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min. Trenitalia also services this route once a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Salzburg every 3 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h.

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
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf.
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Munich to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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