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There are 5 ways to get from Villach to Salzburg by bus, train, night train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Villach to Salzburg, Salzburg South 861 / ...

11€ - 22€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Villach to Salzburg 185 km

10€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 32m

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

30€ - 45€

Night train  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Nj / ...

14€ - 110€

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Villach to Salzburg 185.9 km

19€ - 28€

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The cheapest way to get from Villach to Salzburg is to rideshare which costs 10€ and takes 2h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Villach to Salzburg is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Villach and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Villach Hbf and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 32m.

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The distance between Villach and Salzburg is 146 km. The road distance is 185.9 km.

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The best way to get from Villach to Salzburg without a car is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs 11€ - 22€.

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The bus from Villach to Salzburg, Salzburg South takes 2h 5m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Villach to Salzburg is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs 11€ - 22€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Villach to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 145.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Villach to Salzburg, Salzburg South hourly. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 2h 5m. Nomago also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 2h 32m.

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 Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
1st Class
75€ - 110€
Bus operators
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 Villach to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Villach Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
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Nomago
Economy
11€ - 16€
Premium
13€ - 19€
Family&friends
15€ - 22€
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Villach to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Villach to Salzburg is 186 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Villach to Salzburg.

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Book your Villach to Salzburg train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Villach to Salzburg bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1525+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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