There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Salzburg by train, night train, rideshare, car 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Rj / ...

$40 - $70

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 49 min

  1. 186.7 miles

$17

3 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. En / ...

$40 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. 186.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  2 h 20 min

  1. VIE - SZG

$82 - $321

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Salzburg hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 22 min. Flixtrain also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna to Salzburg 3 times a day.

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)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Vienna, Vienna Mitte to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vienna and Salzburg is 252 km. The road distance is 298 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Salzburg is to fly which takes 2 h 20 min and costs 70€ - 280€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

The train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf takes 2 h 22 min including transfers and departs hourly.