The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Salzburg to Vienna will cost around £ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 21.
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2 h 22 m
2 h 49 m
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Of the 62 trains that leave Salzburg for Vienna every day 51 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 252 km distance in an average of 2 h 49 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 22 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 27 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||156 miles (251 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 26 min|
|Average train ticket price||£18 (€20)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Westbahn, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, FlixTrain, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or Locomore|
Trains from Salzburg to Vienna cover the 156 miles (251 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 26 min with our travel partners like Westbahn, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, FlixTrain, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or Locomore. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £18, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Wien Westbahnhof.
Travel between Salzburg and Vienna from £17 with Omio’s train partners ÖBB! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.
ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip between Salzburg and Vienna by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.
Find the perfect ÖBB train between Salzburg and Vienna for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest ÖBB train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Salzburg to Vienna. You can also check relevant travel information for the ÖBB train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap ÖBB train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 156 miles (251 km) on this journey and your ÖBB Salzburg to Vienna train ticket can cost as little as £18 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for ÖBB tickets between Salzburg and Vienna in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official ÖBB train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!
These are ÖBB 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Salzburg and 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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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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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.
Omio customers book a train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Westbahnhof most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Salzburg Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Salzburg. The most popular arrival train station in Vienna, called Wien Westbahnhof, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city centre.
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