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There are 7 ways to get from Salzburg to Vienna by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof 903 / ...

8€ - 75€

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Bus  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N867 / ...

16€ - 20€

Night train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Nj

25€ - 35€

Rideshare  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the rideshare from Salzburg to Vienna 297.4 km

15€

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Vienna 296.8 km

29€ - 45€

Fly from Salzburg  •  2h 36m

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

59€ - 315€

Train to Innsbruck, fly  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Vienna (VIE) INN - VIE

108€ - 350€

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

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Vienna is to train which costs 8€ - 75€ and takes 2h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salzburg, Salzburg South and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Wien Westbahnhof. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Salzburg and Vienna is 252 km. The road distance is 296.8 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 8€ - 75€.

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The train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof takes 2h 26m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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Salzburg to Vienna train services, operated by WESTbahn Gmbh, depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Vienna is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 8€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 20€ and takes 4h 1m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 320€ and takes 2h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 251.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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

WESTbahn Gmbh operates a train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof hourly. Tickets cost 25€ - 30€ and the journey takes 2h 26m. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 5 times a day. Tickets cost 16€ - 20€ and the journey takes 4h 1m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Innsbruck to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Train operators
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 28€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
18€ - 28€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Europaplatz
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Flixtrain
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
3h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna, Vienna Erdberg station.

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Salzburg to Vienna train services, operated by WESTbahn Gmbh, arrive at Wien Westbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Vienna is 297 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Salzburg to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Salzburg Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Salzburg to Vienna train tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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Book your Salzburg to Vienna bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2503+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 87€ 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 180 bus which takes 10 min and costs 2€ - 3€.

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