Duration 4h 49m
Distance 506.2 km
Average price 120€
Possible routes 7 found

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, car train  •  7h 17m

  1. Drive from Schmalkalden to Fulda
  2. Take the car train from Fulda to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof UEX 1397

104€ - 134€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Zella-Mehlis to Munich, Munich central bus station 029
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg, Salzburg South 086 / ...

28€ - 38€

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Train  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Zella-Mehlis to Wuerzburg Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

92€ - 192€

Bus, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Zella-Mehlis to Munich, Munich central bus station 029
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

38€ - 94€

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Schmalkalden to Salzburg 506.2 km

60€ - 90€

Train, train to Leipzig, fly to Munich  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Zella-Mehlis to Erfurt Hbf
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  3. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Munich (MUC) LEJ - MUC
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

100€ - 398€

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Salzburg  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Wernshausen to Eisenach
  2. Take the train from Eisenach to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Salzburg (SZG) FRA - SZG

115€ - 391€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Schmalkalden to Salzburg? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Schmalkalden to Salzburg is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Schmalkalden to Salzburg is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schmalkalden to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Schmalkalden and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Zella-Mehlis, Wuerzburg Hbf and Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 47m.

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The distance between Schmalkalden and Salzburg is 376 km. The road distance is 506.2 km.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 7h 47m and costs 90€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7h 17m to get from Schmalkalden to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Schmalkalden to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Zella-Mehlis station.

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The best way to get from Schmalkalden to Salzburg is to train which takes 7h 47m and costs 90€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Leipzig Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Schmalkalden to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schmalkalden to Salzburg is 506 km. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Schmalkalden to Salzburg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Leipzig Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1558+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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What companies run services between Schmalkalden and Salzburg?

You can take a train from Schmalkalden to Salzburg via Zella-Mehlis, Wuerzburg Hbf, and Muenchen Hbf in around 7h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Schmalkalden to Salzburg via Zella-Mehlis, Zella-Mehlis, and Munich, Munich central bus station in around 9h 25m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 330€

Contact Details

Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Leipzig to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Train operators
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 120€
Car train from Fulda to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 120€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€

Contact Details

Train from Zella-Mehlis to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zella-Mehlis to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

About this operator

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Eisenach to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

About this operator

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€

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Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

About this operator

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€

Contact Details

Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

About this operator

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB

Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€

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Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet

About this operator

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).

Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Train from Zella-Mehlis to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Süd Thüringen Bahn
Train from Wernshausen to Eisenach
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Süd Thüringen Bahn

Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Train from Erfurt, Erfurt central station to Halle, Halle
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain

Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH

Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day

Contact Details

Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Abellio

Bus operators
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Bus from Zella-Mehlis to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

About this operator

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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Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
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Nomago
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Crnja Tours

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