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Train  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf Rjx / ...
  2. Take the train from Brennero Brenner to Verona Porta Nuova Ecb / ...
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€78 - €191

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg South to Venice Mestre 861
  2. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Milan 402 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Turin C.So G. Cesare 140 004 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 014

€58 - €91

6 alternative options

Night train, train  •  13h 47m

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Milano Lambrate Nj
  2. Take the train from Milano Lambrate to Asti Re

€66 - €93

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Alba 713 km

€85 - €130

Train, fly to Turin  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Turin (TRN) MUC - TRN
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€91 - €199

Train, fly to Genoa  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Genoa (GOA) MUC - GOA
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti

€95 - €343

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MUC - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€92 - €297

Train, fly to Milan Linate  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Linate (LIN) MUC - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€107 - €236

Salzburg to Alba by train

The train journey time between Salzburg and Alba is around 18h 18m and covers a distance of around 816 km. The fastest train normally takes 15h 57m. Operated by Railjet, Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Salzburg to Alba train service departs from Salzburg Hbf and arrives in Alba. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
18h 18m
Fastest train time:
15h 57m
Train distance:
816 km
Trains per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€78
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:56
Last train departs at:
21:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salzburg to Alba train schedules

Austria → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Austria
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Austria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Alba is to bus which costs €55 - €95 and takes 15h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Alba is to drive which costs €85 - €130 and takes 6h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Alba. However, there are services departing from Salzburg South and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Venice Mestre, Milan Lampugnano, Fermata 5007 - LAURO ROSSI EST and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Alba. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Alba via Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero Brenner, Verona Porta Nuova and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 46m.

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It is 517 km from Salzburg to Alba. It is approximately 713 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Alba without a car is to train which takes 11h 46m and costs €75 - €200.

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It takes approximately 11h 46m to get from Salzburg to Alba, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Salzburg South station.

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Salzburg to Alba train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Alba is to train which takes 11h 46m and costs €75 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €95 and takes 15h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Alba.
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  • Distance: 516.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 46m

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Salzburg to Alba via Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero Brenner, Verona Porta Nuova, and Torino Porta Susa in around 11h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salzburg to Alba via Venice Mestre, Milan Lampugnano, Fermata 5007 - LAURO ROSSI EST, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 15h 41m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Flights from Munich to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Munich to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €160
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€73
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Train operators
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 Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Railjet
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 Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Brennero Brenner to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia

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
Train from Brennero Brenner to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€28 - €32
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Milano Lambrate to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€23 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €80
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Milano Lambrate
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Nightjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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 Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Salzburg South to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice Mestre to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Venice - Mestre to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Mestre to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Schedules at
ms.mk
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Turin C.So G. Cesare 140
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Arriva Italia - Torino
Phone
035 289000
Website
torino.arriva.it
Bus from Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano to Torino - Corso Giulio Cesare Fronte 140 - Fronte 149
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €26
Website
Arriva Italia - Torino

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