Sankt Pölten to Salzburg train

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Trip Summary

There are 25 daily trains from Sankt Pölten to Salzburg. Traveling by train from Sankt Pölten to Salzburg usually takes around 2 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest WESTbahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance122 mi (197 km)
Fastest train2h 2m
Lowest price£38.10
Trains per day25
Most frequent serviceWESTbahn
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Sankt Pölten to Salzburg?

WESTbahn is the one and only train line which connects Sankt Pölten to Salzburg. However, there are 25 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
WESTbahn252h 8m£38.83
  • WESTbahn


    WESTbahn train tickets from Sankt Pölten to Salzburg start from £38, and on average cost . Daily there are 25 WESTbahn schedules to Salzburg. WESTbahn in Sankt Pölten leaves from Central Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Sankt Pölten to Salzburg train travel on WESTbahn takes 2 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, WESTbahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, WESTbahn offers 25 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Salzburg.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sankt Pölten 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Sankt Pölten to Salzburg?

The distance between Sankt Pölten and Salzburg is approximately 122 miles, or 197 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 2 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Sankt Pölten to Salzburg tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. 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 Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Sankt Pölten at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Sankt Pölten to Salzburg?

There are 25 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Sankt Pölten to Salzburg.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salzburg to Sankt Pölten.

City Information


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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 coach 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 kilometres from the city centre.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sankt Pölten?

Main departure station: Central Station

There is one train station in Sankt Pölten.

All train stations in Sankt Pölten:

  • Central Station

Where is the train station in Salzburg?

Main arrival station: Train Station

Salzburg has one train station.

Train stations in Salzburg:

  • Train Station

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