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

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Bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Mitte to Salzburg, Salzburg K485

$17 - $29

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Train  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$12 - $65

4 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 48 min

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

$40 - $65

Rideshare  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Salzburg 186.7 miles

$17

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Salzburg 186.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Salzburg (SZG) VIE - SZG

$88 - $323

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Salzburg is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Salzburg is to fly which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Mitte and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Salzburg is 252 km. The road distance is 298.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Salzburg without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 15€ - 25€.

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The bus from Vienna, Vienna Mitte to Salzburg, Salzburg takes 2 h 39 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Salzburg is to bus which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 15€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 10€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 53 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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  • Distance: 157.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Salzburg hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Salzburg every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 53 min. RegioJet also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
regiojet.com
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Mitte to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Salzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Salzburg is 298 km. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Vienna to Salzburg.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1228+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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