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

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Train  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Ruzomberok to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica 600 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

20€ - 103€

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Bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Ružomberok to Salzburg

Bus, train  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Ruzomberok to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. 901 / ...
  3. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

75€ - 158€

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Ružomberok to Salzburg 640.2 km

65€ - 100€

Bus, fly, train  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Ružomberok bus station to Krakow
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Munich (MUC) KRK - MUC
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

111€ - 237€

Ružomberok to Salzburg by trains

The train journey time between Ružomberok and Salzburg is around 8h 49m and covers a distance of around 632 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 30m. Operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), Railjet, RegioJet and others, the Ružomberok to Salzburg train service departs from Ruzomberok and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 49m
Fastest train time:
7h 30m
Trains per week:
55
Cheapest price:
28€
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:06
Last train departs at:
18:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ružomberok to Salzburg train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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 2 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Ružomberok to Salzburg is to train, which costs 20€ - 110€ and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Ružomberok to Salzburg is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 6h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ružomberok and arriving at Salzburg. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ružomberok to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Ruzomberok and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Ružomberok and Salzburg is 483 km. The road distance is 640.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ružomberok to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs 20€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m to get from Ružomberok to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Ružomberok to Salzburg bus services, operated by Turancar, depart from Ružomberok station.

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Ružomberok to Salzburg train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Ruzomberok station.

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The best way to get from Ružomberok to Salzburg is to train which takes 8h 15m and costs 20€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Ružomberok to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 483.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 15m

What companies run services between Ružomberok, Slovakia and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Ružomberok to Salzburg via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and Wien Hbf in around 8h 15m. Alternatively, Turancar operates a bus from Ružomberok to Salzburg 4 times a week, and the journey takes 9h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Krakow to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Krakow to Munich via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Ruzomberok to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 5€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
2€ - 5€
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 Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1€ - 6€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
1€ - 2€
1st Class
3€ - 6€
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
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
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
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
Slivtour
Phone
+421 - (0)54 - 472 72 74
Email
slivtour@slivtour.sk
Website
slivtour.sk
Bus from Ruzomberok to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 65€
Schedules at
slivtour.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
Slovak Lines
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava central bus station to Vienna International Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ružomberok bus station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop to Vienna Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
8€ - 12€
Premium
10€ - 15€
Family&friends
12€ - 17€
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk

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

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