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Trains from Linz to Salzburg

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Trip Summary

There are 22 daily trains from Linz to Salzburg. Traveling by train from Linz to Salzburg usually takes around one hour and 11 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance66 mi (107 km)
Fastest train1h 11m
Lowest price€21.23
Trains per day22
Most frequent serviceWESTbahn
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Linz to Salzburg

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Linz to Salzburg?

WESTbahn is the one and only train line which connects Linz to Salzburg. However, there are 22 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
WESTbahn221h 12m€21.66
  • WESTbahn

    WESTbahn

    WESTbahn train tickets from Linz to Salzburg start from €21, and on average cost . Daily there are 22 WESTbahn schedules to Salzburg. WESTbahn in Linz leaves from Central Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Train Station .

    From Linz to Salzburg train travel on WESTbahn takes 1 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, WESTbahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 11 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, WESTbahn offers 22 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 Linz 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 Linz to Salzburg?

The distance between Linz and Salzburg is approximately 66 miles, or 107 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 11 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Linz to Salzburg are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Linz 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 Linz to Salzburg?

There are 22 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Linz to Salzburg.

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

City Information

Salzburg

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Salzburg - ATSLG-1

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Linz?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Linz.

All train stations in Linz:

  • Central Station

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