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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 10m

  1. Take the bus from Villach Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South Pula - Frankfurt / ...

11€ - 22€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Villach to Salzburg 185.8 km

10€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 32m

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

30€ - 45€

Night train  •  2h 20m

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

14€ - 45€

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Villach to Salzburg 182.1 km

17€ - 25€

Villach to Salzburg by bus

The bus journey time between Villach and Salzburg is around 2h 20m and covers a distance of around 175 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 20m. Operated by Nomago and FlixBus, the Villach to Salzburg bus service departs from Villach Central Bus Station and arrives in Salzburg P+R South. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 20m
Fastest bus time:
2h 20m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
11€
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
15:10
Last bus departs at:
21:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Villach to Salzburg bus schedules

Villach → Salzburg
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective 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 17€ - 25€ and takes 1h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Villach Central Bus Station station and arriving at Salzburg P+R South. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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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 182.1 km.

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The best way to get from Villach to Salzburg without a car is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs 11€ - 22€.

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The bus from Villach Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South takes 2h 10m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Villach to Salzburg bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Villach Central Bus 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 10m 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 10m

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

Nomago operates a bus from Villach Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South 4 times a day. Tickets cost 11€ - 22€ and the journey takes 2h 10m. FlixBus also services this route once daily. 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 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
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€
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 Bus Station to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 Nomago, arrive at Salzburg P+R 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 182 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Villach to Salzburg.

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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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