Trains from Vienna to Salzburg

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Vienna to Salzburg Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:146
Trains arrive in:Salzburg
Trains depart from:Vienna
Train Ticket Price:$ 26
Distance:252 Kms
Train Companies:ÖBB | Railjet, Westbahn

Train from Vienna to Salzburg

Trains from Vienna to Salzburg depart from either Wien Hauptbahnhof, Wien Westbahnhof, or Hütteldorf and arrive at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. All trains from Vienna to Salzburg are direct. The first train from Vienna to Salzburg departs at 8:30 a.m. while the last train leaves at 10:30 a.m. All Vienna to Salzburg trains are operated by either ÖBB or Westbahn.


Vienna to Salzburg trains: Route Summary

  • The Vienna to Salzburg train usually takes between 2½-3 hours to complete, with the fastest services taking only 2 hours and 21 minutes to reach Salzburg.
  • There are approximately 60 trains from Vienna to Salzburg per day.
  • Trains from Vienna to Salzburg are operated by either ÖBB or Westbahn.
  • No seat reservation is required on Vienna to Salzburg trains.

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Vienna to Salzburg Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Vienna to Salzburg when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€27

1 Day in Advance

€27

1 Week in Advance

€25

2 Weeks in Advance

€24

1 Month in Advance

€23

3 Months in Advance

€23

Vienna to Salzburg Trains: General Information


Trains in Austria are an efficient way of traveling between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes.

  • autobus All Vienna to Salzburg trains are run by either ÖBB or Westbahn.
  • autobus All Vienna to Salzburg trains are direct, depart from either Wien Hbf or Westbahnhof train stations and arrive at Salzburg Hbf.
  • autobus The Vienna to Salzburg train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 19 minutes to arrive in Salzburg.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Vienna to Salzburg train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Vienna to Salzburg trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 11% cheaper to book a Vienna to Salzburg train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Vienna to Salzburg train costs are 18% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket at the station.

Taking the Train from Vienna

Trains from Vienna to Salzburg depart from the busy Wien Meidling station, located near Philadelphiabrucke, just South West of central Vienna. Wien Meidling is well linked to the city center, suburbs and airport by an efficient network of public transport, made up of Metro trains, light railways, local buses and over 20 tram lines. Numerous night bus routes operate and taxis are available at Wien Meidling Station.

Getting into Salzburg by Train

Salzburg has two major claims to fame, as the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the Sound of Music. This large Austrian city has one of the best preserved Germanic city centers and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Popular attractions are the Schloss Hellbrunn, with its pretty gardens and terraces and the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which gives breath-taking views of the city and surrounding mountains. Trains from Vienna to Salzburg arrive at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, conveniently located just north of the River Salzach. It is in the city's New Town and within easy reach of historic and tourist attractions. Salzburg is a compact city, easy to explore on foot, with a public transport network of Stadtbus diesel and trolley buses, and Postbuses which cover the city center. Lokalbahn trains run to surrounding suburbs and towns, such as Oberndorf and Lamprechtshausen. Bicycle rental is also popular in the city. Night Express buses operate on weekends and holidays and taxi ranks are located outside the train station.

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