There are 9 ways to get from Zagreb to Salzburg by bus, train, night bus, 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.

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Salzburg

$27 - $40

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zagreb to Graz, Graz central train station N903
  2. Take the bus from Graz, Graz central train station to Salzburg 362

$26 - $42

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Train via Villach Hbf  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$49 - $76

Train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Schwarzach-St.Veit En
  2. Take the train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...

$48 - $73

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Salzburg 263.3 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Zagreb to Salzburg  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Salzburg (SZG) ZAG - SZG

$175 - $467

Fly Zagreb to Vienna, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Vienna (VIE) ZAG - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf

$145 - $477

Fly Zagreb to Munich, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Munich (MUC) ZAG - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$148 - $550

Fly Ljubljana to Munich, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Munich (MUC) LJU - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$182 - $736

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Salzburg is to bus which costs 170 kn - 240 kn and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Salzburg is to drive which costs 320 kn - 480 kn and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Salzburg. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Villach Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Salzburg is 314 km. The road distance is 421.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Salzburg without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs 170 kn - 240 kn.

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The bus from Zagreb to Salzburg takes 6 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Zagreb to Salzburg bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Salzburg train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Salzburg is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs 170 kn - 240 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 300 kn - 490 kn and takes 7 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 1.100 kn - 3.000 kn and takes 5 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Salzburg bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 196.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Salzburg, Austria?

Crnja Tours operates a bus from Zagreb to Salzburg once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zagreb to Salzburg via Villach Hbf in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Zagreb to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Schwarzach-St.Veit
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Schwarzach-St.Veit to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zagreb to Graz, Graz central train station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Graz, Graz central train station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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