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

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Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...

$11 - $50

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Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station 086

$8 - $14

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Salzburg to Munich 90.2 miles

$9

Drive  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Munich 90.1 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Munich is to rideshare which costs 8€ and takes 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Munich is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Munich is 116 km. The road distance is 144.2 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Munich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs 9€ - 45€.

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The train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf takes 2 h 2 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Munich is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs 9€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Munich.
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  • Distance: 72.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Salzburg to Munich every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min. Trenitalia also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg to Munich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

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.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Salzburg Hbf. to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salzburg to Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Salzburg to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Salzburg to Munich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Munich is 144 km. It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to drive from Salzburg to Munich.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Salzburg and Munich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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