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There are 5 ways to get from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna by train, bus, car or plane

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  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof

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Train via Wien Hbf

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg Lastenstrasse to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB

Drive

  1. Drive from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna

Fly

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Vienna (VIE)

Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna by bus and train

The journey time between Salzburg Airport (SZG) and Vienna is around 3h 25m and covers a distance of around 313 km. This includes an average layover time of around 33 min. Operated by Salzburg Verkehr Gmbh and WESTbahn Gmbh, the Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna service departs from Salzburg Kröbenfeldstraße and arrives in Wien Westbahnhof. Typically 145 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

145 Weekly Services
3h 25m Average Duration
€28 Cheapest Price
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Salzburg Airport (SZG) → Vienna
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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna is to bus which costs €11 - €18 and takes 5h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna station. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Kröbenfeldstraße and arriving at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB via Salzburg Lastenstrasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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The distance between Salzburg Airport (SZG) and Vienna is 255 km. The road distance is 301 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs €27 - €33.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna, including transfers.

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Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Salzburg Lastenstrasse station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs €27 - €33. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €18 and takes 5h 39m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €410 and takes 4h 11m.

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Vienna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 255.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Salzburg Airport (SZG), Austria and Vienna, Austria?

WESTbahn Gmbh operates a train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof hourly. Tickets cost €25 - €29 and the journey takes 2h 28m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Salzburg Lastenstrasse to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB twice daily. Tickets cost €9 - €14 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €1200
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €1200
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €1200
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €850
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €850
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€260 - €900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€300 - €1100
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €850
Train operators
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €29
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Railjet
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €28
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€18 - €28
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Salzburg Lastenstrasse to Vienna Central Bus Station VIB
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Union Ivkoni

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