There are 4 ways to get from Passau to Salzburg by train, rideshare or car

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Train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Passau Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Wb / ...

$32 - $75

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Rideshare  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Passau to Salzburg 77.8 miles

$6 - $11

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Mühldorf(Oberbay) Rb
  2. Take the train from Mühldorf(Oberbay) to Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt Rb

$50 - $72

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Passau to Salzburg 75.7 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Passau to Salzburg is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 9€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Passau to Salzburg is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Passau to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Passau Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Passau and Salzburg is 90 km. The road distance is 121.2 km.

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The best way to get from Passau to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 27€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Passau to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Passau to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Passau Hauptbahnhof station.

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Passau to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Passau to Salzburg is 121 km. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Passau to Salzburg.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Passau and Salzburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Passau to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 56.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Passau to Salzburg via Linz/Donau Hbf and Linz Hbf in around 2 h 14 min.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Passau Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Mühldorf(Oberbay)
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mühldorf(Oberbay) to Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
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 Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $17
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $10
Premium
$13 - $17
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 Passau to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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