There are 5 ways to get from Ulm to Salzburg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

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

$60 - $90

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ulm to Munich, Munich central bus station 310 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...

$16 - $27

3 alternative options

Train via München Hbf  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...

$69 - $101

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Ulm to Salzburg 185.9 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Salzburg (SZG) FRA - SZG

$154 - $383

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The cheapest way to get from Ulm to Salzburg is to bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ulm to Salzburg is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ulm to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Ulm and arriving at Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ulm Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Ulm and Salzburg is 236 km. The road distance is 297.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ulm to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The train from Ulm Hbf to Salzburg Hbf takes 3 h 7 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Map of how to get from Ulm to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 147.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

What companies run services between Ulm, Germany and Salzburg, Austria?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Ulm to Salzburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ulm to Salzburg via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
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 Ulm Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Ulm to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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