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There are 6 ways to get from Venice to Salzburg by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...

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Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Udine 537 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Udine to Salzburg South 944

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Night train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Salzburg Hbf Nj

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Venice to Salzburg 433.8 km

Fly to Salzburg  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Salzburg (SZG) VCE - SZG

Fly to Munich, train  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Munich (MUC) VCE - MUC
  2. Take the train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf

Venice to Salzburg by train

The train journey time between Venice and Salzburg is around 6h 47m and covers a distance of around 427 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Railjet, ÖBB EuroCity, Österreichische Bundesbahnen and others, the Venice to Salzburg train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

15 Weekly Trains
6h 47m Average Duration
€61 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Austria
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salzburg is 800 555 621.

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The social distance requirement in Salzburg is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Salzburg is to bus which costs €25 - €35 and takes 6h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Venice to Salzburg is to drive. Taking this option will cost €60 - €90 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Venice and arriving at Salzburg South via Udine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Venice and Salzburg is 268 km. The road distance is 433.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs €60 - €110.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Venice to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Salzburg train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Salzburg is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs €60 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €35 and takes 6h 50m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €360 and takes 6h 5m.

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  • Distance: 268.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Salzburg, Austria?

You can take a train from Venice to Salzburg via Villach Hbf in around 6h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Salzburg via Udine in around 6h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Venice to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Venice to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €800
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Venice to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Train operators
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Railjet
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Ostbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Udine
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Udine to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg South station.

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Venice to Salzburg train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Salzburg is 434 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Venice to Salzburg.

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British Airways, Norwegian Air International, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Venice Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Venice to Salzburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs €8 - €11.

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