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Trip Summary

There are 21 daily trains from Vienna to Salzburg. Traveling by train from Vienna to Salzburg usually takes around 2 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance156 mi (251 km)
Fastest train2h 19m
Lowest price$39.90
Trains per day21
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Vienna to Salzburg

Monthly average prices


Which train should you take from Vienna to Salzburg?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Vienna, to Salzburg,, However, there are 21 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain212h 52m$40.34

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Vienna and Salzburg is approximately 156 miles, or 251 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 19 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 Vienna 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 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 Vienna at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Vienna to Salzburg?

There are 21 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Vienna to Salzburg.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salzburg to Vienna. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vienna to Salzburg for $60.06.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Departure stations

Vienna has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Salzburg:

Other train stations in Vienna:

  • West Train Station

  • Wien Meidling

  • Hütteldorf

Where is the train station in Salzburg?

Arrival stations

Salzburg has one train station:

Other train stations in Salzburg:

  • Train Station

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