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There are 9 ways to get from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main by train, car train, bus, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$114 - $169

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N952 / ...

$32 - $54

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Train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Rj / ...

$100 - $160

Car train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the car train from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Uex 1386

$110 - $130

Train, bus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the bus from München ZOB to Frankfurt am Main

$85 - $161

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main 336.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Salzburg  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Frankfurt (FRA) SZG - FRA

$109 - $307

Train to Munich, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA

$128 - $288

Train to Innsbruck, fly  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Frankfurt (FRA) INN - FRA

$179 - $384

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Salzburg and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Frankfurt am Main is 409 km. The road distance is 538.7 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 95€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Salzburg station.

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Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 95€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 255.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main via München Hbf in around 5 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dresden
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Flights from Innsbruck to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Innsbruck to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München ZOB to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Salzburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main is 539 km. It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to drive from Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Salzburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Salzburg to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 677+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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