There are 7 ways to get from Salzburg to Pilsen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt to Landshut(Bay)Hbf Rb
  2. Take the train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Plzen hl.n. Alex / ...

$71 - $104

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Train EuroNight  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Ceske Budejovice En
  2. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Plzen hl.n. R

$6 - $9

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Train via Ceske Budejovice  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf Wb / ...
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice Os / ...
  3. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Plzen hl.n. R

$39 - $61

Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the bus from Munich, ZOB to Pilsen, CAN RegioJet

$18 - $28

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Pilsen 175.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Salzburg, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Prague (PRG) SZG - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha-Smichov to Plzen hl.n.

$122 - $530

Train to Munich, fly, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Prague (PRG) MUC - PRG
  3. Take the train from Praha-Smichov to Plzen hl.n.

$134 - $375

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Pilsen is to train which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 7 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Pilsen is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Pilsen. However, there are services departing from Salzburg and arriving at Pilsen, CAN via Munich, ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Pilsen. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt and arriving at Plzen hl.n. via Landshut(Bay)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Pilsen is 218 km. The road distance is 280.7 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Pilsen without a car is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Salzburg to Pilsen, including transfers.

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

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Salzburg to Pilsen train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Pilsen is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 24€ and takes 7 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Prague Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Salzburg to Pilsen bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Pilsen, CAN station.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Pilsen.
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  • Distance: 136.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Pilsen, Czech Republic?

You can take a train from Salzburg to Pilsen via Landshut(Bay)Hbf in around 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salzburg to Pilsen via Munich, Munich central bus station and Munich, ZOB in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Salzburg to Prague via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Munich to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Prague via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Prague via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Prague via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Prague via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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 Mülln-Altstadt to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
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 Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Linz, Linz central station, Train
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha-Smichov to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Ceske Budejovice
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Pilsen, CAN
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from München to Plzeň
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
elines.cz

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