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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Salzburg by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

142€ - 235€

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Bus  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Salzburg South N880

45€ - 55€

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Train via Stuttgart  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

128€ - 249€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Munich Central Bus Station Paris - Strasbourg - Varna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from München to Salzburg

61€ - 85€

Drive  •  8h 43m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Salzburg 982 km

100€ - 160€

Fly Paris CDG to Salzburg  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Salzburg (SZG) CDG - SZG

147€ - 241€

Fly Paris CDG to Munich, train  •  6h 33m

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

86€ - 302€

Fly Paris Orly to Munich, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Munich (MUC) ORY - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

97€ - 256€

Fly Paris CDG to Linz, train  •  8h 56m

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

100€ - 433€

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International entry into Austria from France

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vatican and Iceland
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salzburg is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Salzburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Salzburg is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Austria.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Salzburg is to bus which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 14h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Salzburg is to fly which takes 6h 12m and costs 140€ - 250€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Salzburg South. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between Paris and Salzburg is 798 km. The road distance is 982 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 7h 48m and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7h 48m to get from Paris to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Paris to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to Salzburg train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Salzburg is to train which takes 7h 48m and costs 140€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 14h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 140€ - 250€ and takes 6h 12m.

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  • Distance: 798.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 48m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Paris to Salzburg via Muenchen Hbf in around 7h 48m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Salzburg South twice a week. Tickets cost 45€ - 55€ and the journey takes 14h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Flights from Paris Orly to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from Paris Orly to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Paris CDG to Linz via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 390€
Train operators
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 Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
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
8€ - 12€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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There is no direct flight from Paris CDG Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Paris to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg South station.

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Paris to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Salzburg is 982 km. It takes approximately 8h 43m to drive from Paris to Salzburg.

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KLM, Lufthansa, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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