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

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Train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Linz Hbf Ex
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Wb / ...

$35 - $73

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha hl. n. to Salzburg P+R Süd Leo Express / ...

$13 - $40

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Night train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the night train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf En

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Salzburg 237.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Salzburg  •  5 h 20 min

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

$112 - $552

Fly to Munich, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$125 - $365

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to bus which costs 300 Kč - 850 Kč and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to drive which costs 950 Kč - 1 500 Kč and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Praha hl. n. and arriving at Salzburg P+R Süd. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Praha hl.n. and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Prague and Salzburg is 274 km. The road distance is 380.2 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 750 Kč - 1 700 Kč.

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

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Prague to Salzburg bus services, operated by Leo Express s.r.o., depart from Praha hl. n. station.

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

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The best way to get from Prague to Salzburg is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 750 Kč - 1 700 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 300 Kč - 850 Kč and takes 5 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs 2 500 Kč - 13 000 Kč and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 171 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, Leo Express s.r.o. operates a bus from Prague to Salzburg 6 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $17 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Prague to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Prague to Salzburg via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
cd.cz
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Praha hl. n. to Salzburg P+R Süd
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$13 - $17
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Prague Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Prague to Salzburg bus services, operated by Leo Express s.r.o., arrive at Salzburg P+R Süd station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Salzburg is 380 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Prague to Salzburg.

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

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Book your Prague to Salzburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1227+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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