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There are usually 50 daily train trips available from Vienna to Salzburg. Traveling by train from Vienna to Salzburg usually takes 3 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest WESTbahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 23 minutes.
|Distance||156 mi (251 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 23m|
|Trains per day||50|
|Most frequent service||WESTbahn|
Price trends for trains from Vienna to Salzburg
Monthly average prices
Which train should you take from Vienna to Salzburg?
WESTbahn is the one and only train line which connects Vienna to Salzburg. However, there are 50 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
WESTbahn train tickets from Vienna to Salzburg start from $58, and on average cost . Daily there are 50 WESTbahn schedules to Salzburg. WESTbahn in Vienna leaves from Hütteldorf and one other station. And in Salzburg trains arrive at Train Station .
From Vienna to Salzburg train travel on WESTbahn takes 3 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, WESTbahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 23 minutes.
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On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Vienna to Salzburg on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
The earliest train departs Vienna at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
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.
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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.
Where is the train station in Vienna?
Main departure station: Hütteldorf
There are two stations in Vienna where you can board the train to Salzburg.
All train stations in Vienna:
West Train Station
Where is the train station in Salzburg?
Main arrival station: Train Station
Salzburg has one train station.
All train stations in Salzburg:
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