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There are 5 ways to get from Prague to Salzburg by train, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf 331 / ...
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rjx / ...

17€ - 57€

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Train via Salzburg Muelln Alt  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf 331 / ...
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Muelln Alt Re / ...

35€ - 51€

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Prague to Salzburg 378.4 km

35€ - 55€

Fly to Salzburg  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Salzburg (SZG) PRG - SZG

82€ - 404€

Fly to Vienna, train  •  6h 11m

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

121€ - 221€

Prague to Salzburg by train

The train journey time between Prague and Salzburg is around 5h 50m and covers a distance of around 414 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 50m. Operated by Czech Railways (ČD), Austrian Railways (ÖBB), WESTbahn Gmbh and others, the Prague to Salzburg train service departs from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Salzburg train schedules

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International entry into Austria from Czech Republic

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic
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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 Czech Republic

  • 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 Czech Republic
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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Rules to follow in Austria

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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 Czech Republic.

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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.

Yes, entry into Czech Republic from Austria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to train which costs 450 Kč - 1 500 Kč and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to drive which costs 900 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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The distance between Prague and Salzburg is 274 km. The road distance is 378.4 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs 450 Kč - 1 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Prague to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Prague to Salzburg train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs 450 Kč - 1 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 2 100 Kč - 11 000 Kč and takes 6h 40m.

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There is no direct flight from Prague Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Prague to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 273.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Prague to Salzburg via Linz Hbf in around 5h 22m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Eurowings and four other airlines fly from Prague to Salzburg once daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Corfu
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 390€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
13€ - 16€
Business
18€ - 22€
1st Class
19€ - 22€
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
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Muelln Alt
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 29€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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€
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 Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Railjet

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Salzburg is 378 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Prague to Salzburg.

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Smartwings, CSA, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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