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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from Berlin to Salzburg. Traveling by train from Berlin to Salzburg usually takes around 8 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 6 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance326 mi (524 km)
Fastest train6h 35m
Lowest price£48.49
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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Which train should you take from Berlin to Salzburg?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin to Salzburg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity112h 52m£88.32
DB Intercity-Express28h 55m£106.43
Deutsche Bahn118h 37m£119.22
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company77h 48m£124.39
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Salzburg start from £88, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Salzburg. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Kasern .

    From Berlin to Salzburg train travel on DB Intercity takes 12 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 35 minutes.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Salzburg start from £85, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Salzburg. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Berlin to Salzburg train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 8 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 35 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Salzburg.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Berlin to Salzburg start from £60, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Salzburg. Deutsche Bahn in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt and 7 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Salzburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 8 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 35 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Salzburg.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Salzburg start from £48, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Salzburg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Train Station and 6 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Salzburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 35 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 17 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 Berlin 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Salzburg?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Salzburg. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Salzburg?

The distance between Berlin and Salzburg is approximately 326 miles, or 524 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 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 Berlin to Salzburg tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Berlin to Salzburg?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Salzburg

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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 Berlin?

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Main departure station: Berlin Central Station

Occupying a grand modern glass and steel building on the River Spree, Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is around 1.5 km from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Also referred to as Berlin Central Station, the station is German capital's main railway station (hauptbahnhof). The lower platforms serve train lines that run north-south on Deutsche Bahn. The lower platforms are linked with upper platforms – for east-west services – via escalators and a middle floor containing shops, cafés, and other convenient facilities. It has additional connections with U-Bahn (metro) Line 5 and trams (streetcars). The intercity bus station lies on the opposite side of Europaplatz, with FlixBus providing services across Germany.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

Where is the train station in Salzburg?

Main arrival station: Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Salzburg than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 9 following stations in Salzburg:

Train stations in Salzburg:

  • Train Station

  • Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt

  • Salzburg Taxham Europark

  • Salzburg Liefering

  • Salzburg Aiglhof

  • Salzburg Sam S-Bahn (Aglassingerstraße)

  • Kasern

  • Parsch Train Station

  • Salzburg Aigen S-Bahn (Aigner Straße)

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