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There are 5 ways to get from Salzburg to Vienna by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof

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

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Salzburg to Vienna

Drive

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Vienna

Salzburg to Vienna by train

The train journey time between Salzburg and Vienna is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 291 km. Operated by WESTbahn Gmbh, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Railjet and others, the Salzburg to Vienna train service departs from Salzburg Hbf and arrives in Wien Westbahnhof. Typically 744 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

744 Weekly Trains
2h 28m Average Duration
€7 Cheapest Price
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Salzburg → Vienna
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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Vienna is to bus which costs €9 - €14 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Vienna is to train which costs €7 - €70 and takes 2h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg Lastenstrasse and arriving at Vienna Central Bus Station VIB station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Wien Westbahnhof. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between Salzburg and Vienna is 249 km. The road distance is 296.8 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs €7 - €70.

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The train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof takes 2h 28m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Salzburg to Vienna bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Salzburg Lastenstrasse station.

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Salzburg to Vienna train services, operated by WESTbahn Gmbh, depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Vienna is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs €7 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 - €14 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 249.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 28m

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Vienna, Austria?

WESTbahn Gmbh operates a train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof hourly. Tickets cost €24 - €28 and the journey takes 2h 28m. Seven other operators also service this route. 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.

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
€24 - €28
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
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 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €60
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €60
Website
Railjet
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
€7 - €26
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€17 - €26
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €26
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€17 - €26
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
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 49m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
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 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
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
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Union Ivkoni
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salzburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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

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Salzburg to Vienna train services, operated by WESTbahn Gmbh, arrive at Wien Westbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Vienna is 297 km. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Salzburg to Vienna.

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