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There are 4 ways to get from Vienna to Salzkammergut by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bad Ischl

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
  2. Take the bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Strobl Busbahnhof

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Train via Attnang-Puchheim

  1. Take the train from Wien Westbahnhof to Attnang-Puchheim
  2. Take the train from Attnang-Puchheim to Bad Ischl

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Salzkammergut

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Salzkammergut is to bus which costs €21 - €28 and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Salzkammergut is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna station to Salzkammergut. However, there are services departing from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB and arriving at St.Wolfgang im Salzk. Graben via Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and Strobl Busbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Vienna and Salzkammergut is 220 km. The road distance is 280.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Salzkammergut without a car is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs €40 - €60.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Vienna to Salzkammergut, including transfers.

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Vienna to Salzkammergut bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Salzkammergut is to train which takes 3h 23m and costs €40 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €28 and takes 5h 45m.

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Vienna to Salzkammergut bus services, operated by Salzburg Verkehr Gmbh, arrive at Strobl Busbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Salzkammergut is 280 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Vienna to Salzkammergut.

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  • Distance: 219.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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

ÖBB Intercity operates a train from Wien Hbf to Bad Ischl once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €55 and the journey takes 2h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Salzkammergut via Salzburg Lastenstrasse, Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, and Strobl Busbahnhof in around 5h 45m.

Train operators
ÖBB Intercity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bad Ischl
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
ÖBB Intercity
Train from Attnang-Puchheim to Bad Ischl
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
ÖBB Intercity
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to Attnang-Puchheim
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €24
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
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 Attnang-Puchheim to Bad Ischl
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
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Austrian Railways
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Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Union Ivkoni
Salzburg Verkehr Gmbh
Phone
0662 632900
Email
office@salzburg-verkehr.at
Website
salzburg-verkehr.at
Bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to Strobl Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Schedules at
salzburg-verkehr.at

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