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

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Bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Bozen N538

$57 - $88

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Train via Brennero  •  6h 1m

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

$44 - $76

3 alternative options

Train  •  6h 30m

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

$79 - $126

Train via Wörgl Hbf  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wörgl Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Brennero/Brenner Rex / ...
  3. Take the train from Brennero to Merano Reg / ...

$51 - $86

Drive  •  3h 28m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Merano 186.9 miles

$45 - $65

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Merano. However, there are services departing from Salzburg, Salzburg South and arriving at Merano via Bolzano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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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 6h 1m.

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The distance between Salzburg and Merano is 190 km. The road distance is 299.1 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Merano without a car is to bus which takes 5h 41m and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Salzburg to Merano, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Merano is to bus which takes 5h 41m and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 6h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Merano.
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  • Distance: 118.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg to Merano 4 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 4h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Merano via Innsbruck Hbf and Brennero in around 6h 1m.

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 Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
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Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wörgl Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wörgl Hbf to Brennero/Brenner
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 to Merano
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Bozen
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Salzburg to Merano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bozen station.

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Salzburg to Merano train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Merano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Merano is 299 km. It takes approximately 3h 28m to drive from Salzburg to Merano.

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