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There are 5 ways to get from Salzburg to Vienna by train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb / ...

$7 - $65

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Night train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf En / ...

$40 - $65

Rideshare  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Salzburg to Vienna 186.3 miles

$17

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Vienna 185.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Vienna (VIE) SZG - VIE

$93 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Vienna is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Vienna is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2). Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Vienna is 252 km. The road distance is 297.5 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 6€ - 60€.

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The train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Vienna is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs 6€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Salzburg Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Salzburg to Vienna train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) station.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 157.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Vienna, Austria?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Salzburg to Vienna hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines flies from Salzburg to Vienna 3 times a day.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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 Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna central station, train
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
regiojet.com
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $9
Business
$16 - $18
Premium
$26 - $35
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 Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Vienna is 298 km. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from Salzburg to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Salzburg Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2174+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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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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