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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Salzburg by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Salzburg South

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Train via Karlsruhe

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Paris l'Est to Salzburg Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Salzburg

Fly Paris CDG to Salzburg

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

Fly Paris CDG to Munich, train

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

Fly Paris Orly to Munich, train

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

Paris to Salzburg by train

33 Weekly Trains
8h 10m Average Duration
€173 Cheapest Price
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France → Austria
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International entry into Austria from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Austria from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ukraine

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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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: 10 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Salzburg is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 13h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Salzburg is to fly which takes 5h 53m and costs €85 - €410.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Salzburg South. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. This train operates Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 28m.

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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 8h 10m and costs €170 - €240.

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It takes approximately 8h 10m 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 Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Salzburg is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs €170 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 13h 30m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €410 and takes 5h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 798.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 10m

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

You can take a train from Magenta to Salzburg via Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof in around 8h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Salzburg South twice daily. Tickets cost €45 - €55 and the journey takes 13h 30m. Union Ivkoni also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €420
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €420
Flights from Paris Orly to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Paris CDG to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €1200
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Salzburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €1300
Train operators
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 Est to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €100
1st Class
€90 - €110
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Paris l'Est to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Nightjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Union Ivkoni

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There is no direct flight from Paris CDG Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m 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 Intercity-Express, 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, Transavia Holland, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Paris to Salzburg train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Paris to Salzburg bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 315+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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