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There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Salzburg by train, bus, night 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.

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Train  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Verona Porta Nuova Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Innsbruck Hbf Ecb
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rjx / ...

86€ - 189€

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Bus  •  15h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Villach 466
  2. Take the bus from Villach to Salzburg, Salzburg South 944 / ...

50€ - 69€

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Night train  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Salzburg Hbf En

180€ - 400€

Night train, train  •  13h 47m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Klagenfurt Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Klagenfurt Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

98€ - 136€

Drive  •  8h 58m

  1. Drive from Rome to Salzburg 957 km

120€ - 180€

Fly to Salzburg  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Salzburg (SZG) FCO - SZG

109€ - 438€

Fly to Munich, train  •  6h 38m

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

77€ - 359€

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Salzburg is to bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 15h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Salzburg is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 360€ and takes 6h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South via Villach. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 33m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. This train operates Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 11h 20m.

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The distance between Rome and Salzburg is 657 km. The road distance is 957 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 10h 13m and costs 85€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 10h 13m to get from Rome to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Rome to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Salzburg train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Salzburg is to train which takes 10h 13m and costs 85€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 15h 33m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 440€ and takes 6h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 657.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 13m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Rome to Salzburg via Verona Porta Nuova and Innsbruck Hbf in around 10h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Salzburg via Villach in around 15h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Rome to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 470€
Flights from Rome to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 400€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Salzburg via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rome to Salzburg via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
70€ - 110€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 80€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
29€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
27€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 80€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Klagenfurt Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
180€ - 400€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
180€ - 240€
1st Class
290€ - 400€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Klagenfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Nightjet
Transdev
Website
veolia-verkehr.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
veolia-verkehr.de
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 Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Villach
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Villach to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Villach Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
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Nomago
Economy
11€ - 16€
Premium
13€ - 19€
Family&friends
15€ - 22€

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Salzburg is 957 km. It takes approximately 8h 58m to drive from Rome to Salzburg.

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Vueling Airlines, British Airways, Turkish Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Rome to Salzburg bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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