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

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Salzburg South

Drive

  1. Drive from Prague to Salzburg

Fly to Munich, train

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

Fly to Salzburg

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

Fly to Vienna, train

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

Prague to Salzburg by train

28 Weekly Trains
5h 25m Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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Czech Republic → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Czech Republic

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Czech Republic

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Yes, entry into Austria is currently allowed 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
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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, returning to Czech Republic from Austria is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to bus which costs 490 Kč - 600 Kč and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to drive which costs 1 000 Kč - 1 500 Kč and takes 4h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague and arriving at Salzburg South. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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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 25m.

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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 25m and costs 440 Kč - 1 700 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Prague to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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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 25m and costs 440 Kč - 1 700 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 490 Kč - 600 Kč and takes 6h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 1 100 Kč - 7 000 Kč and takes 6h 11m.

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  • Distance: 273.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

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 25m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Prague to Salzburg South once daily. Tickets cost €20 - €24 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €320
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 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €24
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€14 - €17
Business
€19 - €23
1st Class
€19 - €24
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 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Railjet
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
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
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
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 Prague to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €24
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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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Prague to Salzburg train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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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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Lufthansa offers flights from Prague Airport to Munich Airport.

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