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About Salzburg

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.

What train companies travel to Salzburg, Austria?

Located in Austria, Salzburg is accessible by train from 2 other cities. You can choose from 2 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Salzburg on Wanderu. FlixTrain usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Salzburg

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain410h 46m£37.95
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

Frequently Asked Questions

£20.37 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Salzburg, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Salzburg. In the last month, trains from Frankfurt to Salzburg had the lowest average price at £28.27.

The main train station in Salzburg is Hellbrunner Landesstraße. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Salzburg.

The closest airport to Salzburg is Salzburg Airport (SZG), it is located 2.6 miles from the city center of Salzburg.
Train tickets to Salzburg range from for a short trip to Salzburg, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Salzburg starts at , and a longer trip by train to Salzburg can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
Taking a train to Salzburg is very popular for those traveling on their vacation. The flexible luggage policies that train travel affords, convenient arrival stations and of course the great deals available make taking the train to Salzburg a great option when planning your next vacation.
The closest train station to the city center of Salzburg is Hellbrunner Landesstraße, located just 2.8 miles away. Select Hellbrunner Landesstraße as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Salzburg. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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