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Munich - Salzburg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Munich to Salzburg. Traveling by train from Munich to Salzburg usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance72 mi (115 km)
Fastest train2h 8m
Lowest price$20.73
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Munich to Salzburg?

In the last month, $20.73 was the average price of a train ticket from Munich to Salzburg. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Munich to Salzburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $27 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Munich to Salzburg in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $33 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Munich to Salzburg?

There are 3 train lines with service from Munich to Salzburg. Deutsche Bahn is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express12h 18m$29.38
Deutsche Bahn22h 42m$30.74
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company23h 15m$52.73
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Munich to Salzburg start from $21, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Salzburg. DB Intercity-Express in Munich leaves from München Train Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Salzburg Liefering .

    From Munich to Salzburg train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 2 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 8 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Munich to Salzburg start from $21, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Salzburg. Deutsche Bahn in Munich leaves from München Train Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Salzburg Liefering and 5 other train stations.

    From Munich to Salzburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 2 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salzburg faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 8 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 2 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 Munich to Salzburg start from $26, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Salzburg. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from München Train Station . And in Salzburg trains arrive at Salzburg Aigen S-Bahn (Aigner Straße) and 3 other train stations.

    From Munich to Salzburg train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 3 hours and 15 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 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Munich 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Munich to Salzburg?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Munich 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 Munich to Salzburg?

The distance between Munich and Salzburg is approximately 72 miles, or 115 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 8 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?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Munich to Salzburg. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Munich at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Munich to Salzburg?

Trains leave the station in Munich twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

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 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 Munich?

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Main departure station: München Train Station

Munich's central station, München Train Station, welcomes more than 450,000 passengers every day. The station was first built in 1839 and has been rebuilt and renovated numerous times. As a result, the current station spans numerous buildings and wings, each with its own architectural style. You can find all the necessary amenities such as public restrooms and waiting lounges in the station, and there are even shops for last-minute souvenir shopping! Many Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain routes stop in Munich, heading to cities including Dresden, Berlin, and Cologne. The station is conveniently located just west of Munich's Old Town, with easy connections to the subway (U-Bahn) via the Hauptbanhof station in the same building.

All train stations in Munich:

  • München Train Station

Where is the train station in Salzburg?

Main arrival station: Salzburg Liefering

There are more train stations and stops in Salzburg than most cities. Most trains from Munich will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Salzburg:

All train stations in Salzburg:

  • Salzburg Liefering

  • Salzburg Taxham Europark

  • Kasern

  • Salzburg Aigen S-Bahn (Aigner Straße)

  • Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt

  • Salzburg Aiglhof

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