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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) by train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 45m

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

€10 - €76

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Bus and ferry  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Wien to Salzburg

€12 - €17

Drive  •  2h 55m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) 301.7 km

€28 - €45

Fly to Salzburg  •  5h 1m

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

€71 - €471

Fly to Innsbruck, train  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Innsbruck (INN) VIE - INN
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

€135 - €579

Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) by train and bus

The journey time between Vienna and Salzburg Airport (SZG) is around 3h 29m and covers a distance of around 318 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 51m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), RegioJet, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and others, the Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Salzburg Kröbenfeldstraße. Typically 91 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 29m
Fastest journey time:
2h 51m
Services per week:
91
Cheapest price:
€17
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:30
Last service departs at:
23:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) train and bus schedules

Departing Monday, June 21, 2021

Vienna → Salzburg Airport (SZG)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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  • 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 Airport (SZG) is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Salzburg Airport (SZG) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Salzburg Airport (SZG) is 2 metres.

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

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) is to bus and ferry which costs €11 - €18 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG). However, there are services departing from Wien and arriving at Salzburg Kröbenfeldstraße via Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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The distance between Vienna and Salzburg Airport (SZG) is 255 km. The road distance is 301.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs €10 - €80.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG), including transfers.

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Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Wien station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs €10 - €80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €70 - €480 and takes 5h 1m.

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There is no direct flight from Vienna Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG).
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  • Distance: 255.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Salzburg Airport (SZG), Austria?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 2h 53m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Wien to Salzburg twice a week. Tickets cost €9 - €14 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €350
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
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 Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €28
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€18 - €28
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 Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Railjet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Wien to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG) is 302 km. It takes approximately 2h 55m to drive from Vienna to Salzburg Airport (SZG).

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Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 267+ hotels available in Salzburg Airport (SZG). Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs €12.

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