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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 Rj / ...

74€ - 103€

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Piazzale Roma to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja Venice - Ljubljana Morning / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Salzburg P+R South Dubrovnik - Frankfurt / ...

33€ - 46€

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Night train  •  6h 59m

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

35€ - 50€

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Venice to Salzburg 433.8 km

50€ - 80€

Fly to Salzburg  •  5h 50m

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

104€ - 374€

Fly to Munich, train  •  5h 50m

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

103€ - 285€

Venice to Salzburg by train

The train journey time between Venice and Salzburg is around 5h 56m and covers a distance of around 430 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 56m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), the Venice to Salzburg train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Salzburg Hbf. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Salzburg train schedules

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International entry into Austria from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Salzburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Salzburg is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Austria.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Salzburg is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 7h 55m.

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The fastest way to get from Venice to Salzburg is to drive. Taking this option will cost 50€ - 80€ 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 Piazzale Roma and arriving at Salzburg P+R South via Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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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 59m.

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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 70€ - 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 TripstAir, depart from Venice Piazzale Roma station.

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Venice to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), 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 70€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 7h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 380€ and takes 5h 50m.

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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 Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja in around 7h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Venice to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 360€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Venice to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
95€ - 360€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 360€
Train operators
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
TripstAir
Phone
+38670511611
Email
info@tripstair.com
Website
tripstair.com
Bus from Venice Piazzale Roma to Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€
Website
TripstAir
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Crnja Tours
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Ljubljana Central Bus Station Postaja to Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 26€
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Nomago
Economy
13€ - 19€
Premium
16€ - 23€
Family&friends
19€ - 26€
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 Ljubljana bus station to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Salzburg bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Salzburg P+R South station.

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Venice to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), 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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Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Venice Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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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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