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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from Salzburg to Vienna. Traveling by train from Salzburg to Vienna usually takes around 2 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 2 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance156 mi (251 km)
Fastest train2h 18m
Lowest price$39.18
Trains per day28
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Salzburg to Vienna?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Salzburg, to Vienna,, However, there are 28 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain282h 22m$39.53

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salzburg to Vienna 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 Salzburg to Vienna?

The distance between Salzburg and Vienna is approximately 156 miles, or 251 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 18 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 from Salzburg to Vienna are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 Salzburg at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Salzburg to Vienna?

There are 28 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Salzburg to Vienna.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vienna to Salzburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salzburg to Vienna for $61.32.

City Information

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Rubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Salzburg?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Salzburg.

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Arrival stations

Vienna receives travelers from Salzburg at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Vienna:

  • Hütteldorf

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