Salzburg to Vienna train

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Cheap train tickets from Salzburg to Vienna

Showing times and prices for 23 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Salzburg to Vienna is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
ÖBB | S-Bahn
08:344h13
Salzburg Hbf
12:47Vienna Hbf
£411One-way
1 change
ÖBB | Railjet
08:112h54
Salzburg Hbf
11:05Vienna Hbf
£511One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
08:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
10:52Vienna Westbahnhof
£551One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
16:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
18:52Vienna Westbahnhof
£551One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
13:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
15:52Vienna Westbahnhof
£551One-way
0 changes

Train timetableSalzburg to Vienna

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 April
Westbahn
05:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
08:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
06:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
08:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
06:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
09:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
07:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
09:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
07:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
10:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
ÖBB
08:072h25
Salzburg Hbf
10:32Vienna Hbf
0 changes
ÖBB | Railjet
08:112h54
Salzburg Hbf
11:05Vienna Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
08:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
10:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
ÖBB | S-Bahn
08:344h13
Salzburg Hbf
12:47Vienna Hbf
1 change
Westbahn
08:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
11:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
ÖBB
09:072h25
Salzburg Hbf
11:32Vienna Hbf
0 changes
ÖBB | Railjet
09:112h54
Salzburg Hbf
12:05Vienna Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
09:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
11:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
09:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
12:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
10:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
12:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
10:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
13:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
11:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
13:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
11:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
14:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
12:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
15:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
13:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
15:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
13:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
16:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
14:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
16:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
14:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
17:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
15:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
18:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
16:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
18:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
16:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
19:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
17:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
19:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
17:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
20:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
18:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
20:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
18:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
21:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
19:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
21:52Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes
Westbahn
19:522h30
Salzburg Hbf
22:22Vienna Westbahnhof
0 changes

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Train times from Salzburg to Vienna

Showing times and prices for 23 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 25 m

Average

2 h 34 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

252 km

Of the 32 trains that leave Salzburg for Vienna every day 31 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
ÖBB
08:072h25
Salzburg Hbf
10:32Vienna Hbf
£611One-way
0 changes
Fastest
ÖBB
09:072h25
Salzburg Hbf
11:32Vienna Hbf
£611One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
08:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
10:52Vienna Westbahnhof
£551One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
16:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
18:52Vienna Westbahnhof
£551One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
13:222h30
Salzburg Hbf
15:52Vienna Westbahnhof
£551One-way
0 changes

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I really enjoy travelling from Salzburg to Vienna Central Station on the Railjet. The seats in second class are spacious enough for people of average stature. The train usually runs smoothly and without delays. There are stops in Linz, St. Pölten and Vienna Meidling. With the economy rail, the price is also very reasonable. Of course, one accepts the risk of cancellation, but normally I don't have to make use of it.
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The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna was a very pleasant experience overall. The train was extremely clean and also offered a lot of luxury. The seats were soft and comfortable and the toilets were also well maintained. Unfortunately, the ticket inspector was quite unfriendly, which somewhat marred the positive experience. Nevertheless, the journey was comfortable and relaxed overall. I can only recommend the train journey to everyone.
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IconLittle delay
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The journey from Salzburg to Vienna was on the RJ167 in second class. It was a pleasant journey, although there were plenty of stops. As a result, the journey dragged on a little. The train was also slightly delayed, which was not too bad. The service on board was good, the staff were very friendly. I particularly liked the very soft and comfortable seats on the train.
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I travelled from Salzburg to Vienna with the RJ 167. Unfortunately, the train was half an hour late. I did not reserve any seats, yet I was able to sit for the whole journey. The train itself was very clean, as were the toilets. As far as wifi is concerned, I can't say anything positive because I didn't have wifi the whole way.
Pro
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Contra
IconMany stops in between
I completed the route from Salzburg to Vienna with the RJ167. It should be emphasised that the train departed on time and also arrived on time. However, I would describe this journey as a stroll, as the train stops at many places and the journey is thus delayed. I can't say anything negative about the service, which was not to be complained about. In addition, the train was clean and in good condition.
Pro
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Contra
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I travelled second class from Salzburg to Vienna on the RJ 167. The journey felt like it took forever, which I didn't like. Otherwise, the train was on time for the entire journey. It was a clean and well-maintained train with as-new and very comfortable seats. I did not reserve a seat, but there were plenty of free seats. The train was not equipped with wifi.
Pro
IconRelaxed stroll
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Contra
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The journey was from Salzburg to Vienna on the RJ167. The journey took just over 2 hours, it was a relaxed stroll. The train was on time the whole way. However, the floor was a bit dirty and some of the seats were torn. There was no wifi on this train. The staff were practically invisible, or at least unobtrusive. There were enough seats available, so a reservation would have been superfluous.
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The journey from Salzburg to Vienna took a while. However, the train was on time for the whole journey. The train was not clean and looked a bit run down. However, it had wifi and an on-board bistro. The staff on board were friendly. The seats were comfortable and there were plenty of them. There was some beautiful scenery on the journey. The journey was direct to Vienna, so I did not have to change planes.
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My journey from Salzburg to Vienna was on the whole quite pleasant and not to be complained about. The train was relatively new and therefore not yet worn out. It was also clean and well maintained. The on-board staff were friendly, I can't say anything negative. The landscapes along the route are definitely worth a trip. The train was on time and also arrived at its destination on time. There were not many passengers on board. The journey dragged on a bit, but that could also be due to my impatience.
Pro
IconPlenty of space
IconComfortable seats
IconSufficient sockets
Contra
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I bought the ticket when I was still a student. That's why the price was reduced from 51,20 to 38,80. The seats were very comfortable. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to work, study etc. on the journey. In 2nd class there were even tables between the seats that could be folded out and right next to them there were enough sockets for a laptop etc. There was also the possibility to buy food on board. There was also enough space above the seats for my luggage. The toilet facilities were very clean and spacious. The train arrived about 10 minutes late, which was no problem. The station in Salzburg was very well equipped with restaurants etc. The price-performance ratio is great. The price-performance ratio is great, especially for students with a top youth ticket. The wifi on board was reliable and fast. I especially liked the black and red seats.
Pro
IconGood wifi connection
IconSockets work
IconPleasant staff
Contra
IconVolume in the compartments
IconChildren's compartments not available
IconPartially inadequate hygiene
The train journey was everything you could wish for. The train was on time for the pick-up and dropped me off at Bremen main station on time. It was also very interesting that the wifi was extremely fast. The staff were extremely friendly and there were also delicious meals on offer in the train's restaurant.

Overview: Train from Salzburg to Vienna

distanceDistance156 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency46 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 46 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesWestbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX

Trains from Salzburg to Vienna cover the 156 miles long route taking on average 2 h 25 min with our travel partners like Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX. Normally, there are 46 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Vienna Hbf.

Train providers: Westbahn, ÖBB and ÖBB | Railjet trains Salzburg to Vienna

For as little as £13 you can travel by train to Vienna from Salzburg with Westbahn, ÖBB and ÖBB | Railjet. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

The ÖBB ICE is a high-speed train service operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). It is one of the most popular train services in Austria, offering fast and comfortable journeys between major cities. The ICE trains are modern and well-equipped, with comfortable seating, air-conditioning, and power sockets. There are three types of ICE trains: ICE T, ICE S, and ICE Sprinter. The ICE T is the fastest, with speeds of up to 230 km/h, while the ICE S and ICE Sprinter offer slightly slower speeds. The ÖBB ICE offers a range of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include a restaurant car, free Wi-Fi, and a range of entertainment options. The most popular routes for the ÖBB ICE include Vienna to Salzburg, Vienna to Innsbruck, and Vienna to Graz. These routes offer stunning views of the Austrian countryside and provide a convenient way to travel between major cities.

ÖBB | ICE from Salzburg to Vienna train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 54 min
  • Cheapest Price: £23

Trains from Salzburg to Vienna

A train leaves Salzburg for Vienna approximately every 10  minutes. The route mostly takes less than three hours to cover, and is serviced by three rail operators.

 Trains Salzburg Vienna: Daily Departure Times

There are 87 departures from Salzburg headed for Vienna each day. Departures commence at about 03:15 each day. The last departure is shortly after 10:00 pm each day. There are about five departures per hour throughout the day.

 How long is the journey by train from Salzburg to Vienna?

By far the majority of the trips are direct and take about two hours and 20 minutes to complete. 10 trips each day (spread throughout the day) require one transfer, but are still completed, mostly, within three hours. (The exception here is the late-night departure by OBB Railjet, which has a long layover at the transfer point.) 

 What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Salzburg to Vienna?

 Departure train station:  OBB trains and those operated by Westbahn leave from the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, Salzburg's main station. (This accounts for 64 of the 87 daily departures.)

Flixtrain operates its route from the Lastenstrasse bus and train station. The two stations are a 10 minute drive apart. Both stations are about 20 minutes drive from the city centre, but are well-serviced by public transport.

 Arrival train station: OBB trains arrive at the well-appointed Vienna Central station, located very close to the city centre - about 5 minutes drive away.  Westbahn trains make use of the Westbahnhof station. Both of these stations are very well serviced by public transport.

Flixtrain routes include a stop at the smaller Hutteldorff station, and then continue to the Westbahnhof station. Hutteldorff offers easy access to Salzburg's  stadium (Rapid Vienna's home ground), as well as to the local subway system.

 Which train companies travel from Salzburg to Vienna?

OBB operates this route using its traditional passenger trains, its Nightjet service - the overnight passenger rail trains, as well as its Fastjet high-speed service.  Flixtrain and Westbahn are also active on the route.

OBB's passenger trains travel 26 times a day, its Nightjet service 3 times, and its Railjet service 17 times. Westbahn offers 18 trips each weekday. Flixtrain operates 23 journeys a day.

 Trains Salzburg Vienna: Services on Board

All OBB trains offer first and second class services.  Westbahn and Flixtrain offer only standard tickets on this route.

OBB restricts passengers to two suitcases and one piece of hand luggage. The operator allows bicycles, folded in a protective cover, but requires a bicycle ticket to be bought at 10% of the cost of the passenger ticket. Small pets can be carried for free as long as they are transported in a container. Larger animals can be taken on board on a leash, and at a fee.

Westbahn has similar policies for luggage, but requires a bike spot to be booked in advance.

Flixtrain allows only one large piece of luggage per person, and requires the booking of space for bicycles. The policy pertaining to pets is the same as for the other operators.

All operators and stations provide assistance for the disabled. This should be arranged in advance of the departure date.

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 How to find cheap train tickets from Salzburg to Vienna?

Ticket prices vary considerably. Booking online is advisable, to allow for comparison of prices between operators, and for different times of the day.  Booking well in advance maximises chances of securing special deals, and of securing space for additional ;luggage if this is required.

FAQs: Salzburg to Vienna train

FAQs: Travel by train from Salzburg to Vienna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Salzburg to Vienna.
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Cheap train tickets from Salzburg to Vienna can start from as little as £18 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Salzburg to Vienna is £36; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Salzburg and Vienna is on average 2 h 25 min   for the 156 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Salzburg and Vienna by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Salzburg to Vienna leaves at 04: 52. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Salzburg to Vienna leaves at 21: 50.
There are 46 trains a day from Salzburg to Vienna which require at least one change with Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Salzburg to Vienna with ÖBB | Railjet or ÖBB | ICE. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX.
For the route from Salzburg to Vienna you can take a train with Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | REX. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Salzburg to Vienna on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, you can take a night train from Salzburg to Vienna with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Salzburg, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg, Hauptbahnhof (Südtiroler Platz) and Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt. When arriving in Vienna, you can end your trip in train stations like Vienna Hbf, Vienna Airport and Vienna Westbahnhof.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Salzburg Hbf, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Vienna Hbf, located 2.9 miles (4.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Salzburg to Vienna by train is May.
You have options as you can travel from Salzburg to Vienna 2 different ways: coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Salzburg and Vienna

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Salzburg Hbf is the most popular Salzburg railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Salzburg for your journey to Vienna.
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