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There are 4 ways to get from Salzburg to Villach by train, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec / ...

$13 - $45

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Rideshare  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Salzburg to Villach 115.6 miles

$13

2 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 17 min

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

$26 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Villach 116.6 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Villach is to rideshare which costs 11€ and takes 2 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Villach is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Villach Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Villach is 146 km. The road distance is 186.6 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Villach without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs 11€ - 40€.

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The train from Salzburg Hbf to Villach Hbf takes 2 h 31 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Villach is 187 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Salzburg to Villach.

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  • Distance: 91.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Salzburg to Villach every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Trenitalia also services this route twice daily.

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 Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
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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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salzburg to Villach
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There are 1320+ hotels available in Villach. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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