There are 6 ways to get from Prague to Salzburg by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Linz, Linz Wissensturm 197
  2. Take the train from Linz, Linz Wissensturm to Salzburg, Salzburg K485

22€ - 28€

Cheapest option

Train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

18€ - 110€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg, Salzburg South 861 / ...

20€ - 25€

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from Prague to Salzburg 379.7 km

35€ - 60€

Fly to Salzburg  •  5h 29m

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

79€ - 275€

Fly to Munich, train  •  4h 53m

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

102€ - 296€

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Austria

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Austria. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Austria.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Austria.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Austria from 5/15/2020.

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 5/16/2020

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Austria from 4/13/2020.

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 4/14/2020

Limited international flights leaving Czechia began to resume from 4/21/2020.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/3/2020

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to bus which costs 550 Kč - 700 Kč and takes 6h.

More details

The quickest way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to drive which costs 1 000 Kč - 1 600 Kč and takes 4h 21m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Prague to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Prague, hl.n. and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 7m.

More details

The distance between Prague and Salzburg is 274 km. The road distance is 379.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Prague to Salzburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 29m and costs 600 Kč - 800 Kč.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Prague to Salzburg, including transfers.

More details

Prague to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc station.

More details

Prague to Salzburg train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, hl.n. station.

More details

The best way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to bus which takes 6h and costs 550 Kč - 700 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 480 Kč - 3 000 Kč and takes 7h 7m, you could also fly, which costs 2 100 Kč - 7 500 Kč and takes 5h 29m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Prague to Salzburg.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 273.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg, Salzburg South twice daily. Tickets cost 20€ - 25€ and the journey takes 6h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Salzburg via Vienna, Hbf and Wien Hbf in around 7h 7m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 850€
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 470€
Flights from Prague to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 470€
Train operators
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz Wissensturm to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Flixtrain
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 35€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 28€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
18€ - 28€
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 Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
meridian-bob-brb.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Linz, Linz Wissensturm
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Austria

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Prague Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Salzburg is 380 km. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from Prague to Salzburg.

Get driving directions

Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Salzburg Airport.

Search flights

Book your Prague to Salzburg bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 1373+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

More details