Trains from Prague to Salzburg
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There is one daily train from Prague to Salzburg. Traveling by train from Prague to Salzburg usually takes around 5 hours and 35 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||169 mi (271 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 35m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Leo Express|
Which train should you take from Prague to Salzburg?
Leo Express is the one and only train line which connects Prague to Salzburg. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Leo Express||1||5h 35m||$30.91|
Leo Express train tickets from Prague to Salzburg start from $27, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Leo Express schedules to Salzburg. Leo Express in Prague leaves from Central Bus Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Alpenstraße .
From Prague to Salzburg train travel on Leo Express takes 5 hours and 35 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Salzburg on a weekend there is typically one Leo Express scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Prague.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Prague to Salzburg during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Prague to Salzburg?
The distance between Prague and Salzburg is approximately 169 miles, or 271 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 35 minutes,
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains departing from Prague to Salzburg tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Prague at 8:00am and arrives in Salzburg around 5 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Prague to Salzburg?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Salzburg with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Salzburg to Prague.
With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.
Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.
Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.
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Salzburg is located in the north of Austria and might be best known for its stunning landscapes and locations featured in The Sound of Music. Don't worry, there are plenty of organized tours to see the Von Trapps' house, the hills where Maria sings, and more of the film's iconic settings. This cultural and historic city offers many more activities set against the stunning backdrop of churches and castles.
Salzburg Old Town, or Altstadt, is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, and it is easy to see why. The beautiful Baroque-style architecture and churches are straight out of a fairytale, while the looming Hohensalzburg Castle and attached museum serve as a reminder of Salzburg's decadent past.
Salzburg was a musically famous city even before The Sound of Music, as it’s known for being the birthplace of Mozart. Music lovers can visit his residence and the locations associated with Mozart's life in Salzburg. In winter, be sure to stay for one of Salzburg's famous Christmas markets. The Christkindlmarkt tradition dates back to the 15-century, with hundreds of stalls offering the finest mulled wine, handmade crafts, and delicious Christmas treats.
Salzburg is well-connected to much of Europe by ground and air travel. Popular train routes to Salzburg travel from Vienna, Berlin, and Cologne. FlixBus provides the most bus routes to Salzburg, with several smaller carriers also serving several routes to cities in Switzerland and beyond. Salzburg Airport provides an alternative way to reach Salzburg, located just 4 kilometers from the city center.
Where is the train station in Prague?
Main departure station: Central Bus Station
There is one train station in Prague.
All train stations in Prague:
Central Bus Station
Where is the train station in Salzburg?
Main arrival station: Alpenstraße
Salzburg has one train station.
Train stations in Salzburg:
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