There are 4 ways to get from Salzburg to Merano by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Innsbruck
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Meran 095

$29 - $40

3 alternative options

Train via Brennero  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Brennero to Merano Reg / ...

$44 - $77

Train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen Ec / ...

$79 - $127

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Merano 186.9 miles

$45 - $65

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy?

You can take a bus from Salzburg to Merano via Innsbruck and Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße in around 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Merano via Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero/Brenner, and Brennero in around 6 h.

Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brennero to Merano
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Meran
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Salzburg and Merano is 190 km. The road distance is 299 km.

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Merano is to bus which costs 25€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Merano is to drive which takes 3 h 28 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Merano. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Merano via Innsbruck Hbf and Brennero. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Merano. However, there are services departing from Salzburg and arriving at Meran via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Salzburg to Merano, including transfers.