Vienna to Salzburg train

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Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Westbahn
20:382h32
Vienna Westbahnhof
23:10Salzburg Hbf
£551One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Westbahn
19:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
22:08Salzburg Hbf
£551One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Westbahn
18:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
21:08Salzburg Hbf
£551One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Westbahn
16:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
19:08Salzburg Hbf
£551One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Westbahn
18:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
20:38Salzburg Hbf
£551One-way
0 changes

Train timetableVienna to Salzburg

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 26 April
Westbahn
05:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
08:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
06:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
08:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
06:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
09:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
07:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
09:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
07:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
10:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
ÖBB
08:282h25
Vienna Hbf
10:53Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
08:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
11:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
ÖBB | InterCity
08:403h46
Vienna Hbf
12:26Salzburg Hbf
1 change
ÖBB | Railjet
08:552h54
Vienna Hbf
11:49Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
09:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
11:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
ÖBB | S-Bahn
09:134h13
Vienna Hbf
13:26Salzburg Hbf
1 change
ÖBB
09:282h25
Vienna Hbf
11:53Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
09:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
12:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
10:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
12:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
10:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
13:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
11:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
13:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
11:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
14:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
12:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
14:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
12:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
15:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
13:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
16:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
14:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
17:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
15:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
17:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
15:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
18:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
16:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
18:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
16:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
19:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
17:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
19:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
17:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
20:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
18:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
20:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
18:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
21:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
19:082h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
21:38Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
19:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
22:08Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
Westbahn
20:382h32
Vienna Westbahnhof
23:10Salzburg Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Vienna to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 25 m

Average

2 h 36 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

252 km

Of the 32 trains that leave Vienna for Salzburg every day 30 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
ÖBB
09:282h25
Vienna Hbf
11:53Salzburg Hbf
£611One-way
0 changes
Fastest
ÖBB
08:282h25
Vienna Hbf
10:53Salzburg Hbf
£611One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
19:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
22:08Salzburg Hbf
£551One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
18:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
21:08Salzburg Hbf
£551One-way
0 changes
Westbahn
16:382h30
Vienna Westbahnhof
19:08Salzburg Hbf
£551One-way
0 changes

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From the capital of Hungary, it was back to Munich and thus I also crossed the intermediate station from Vienna to even Salzburg. All in all, the journey was relatively comfortable and the staff were accordingly very nice. The wifi was also stable again for once. Unfortunately, I am again annoyed by the typical problems such as train delays, which cause stress when changing trains, and toilets that need improvement.
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I started the journey from Vienna Central Station to Salzburg Central Station in the Rail-Jet. Departure was planned early in the morning at 05:45 and was on time. By booking a Sparschiene ticket, the ticket was very cheap. Of course, you have to accept that you can't cancel and that you are tied to a certain train, but for me this is usually no obstacle. Due to the early time, the atmosphere on the train was pleasantly calm, so I can only recommend taking this opportunity.
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My journey from Vienna to Salzburg was very relaxed, as the train was extremely comfortable. The comfortable and wide seats in particular made a good impression on me. The service was very good, you could have coffee brought to your seat. The train reached Salzburg without any delays. It was clean and tidy on board, which contributed to a positive overall impression. I can recommend this connection.
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I travelled from Vienna to Salzburg by train and really enjoyed the journey. The train was extremely comfortable, especially because of the soft and ergonomic seats. The indoor climate was also pleasant. I was able to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the route. The train was not delayed for the entire journey. The service was good, there was even an on-board bistro.
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I have nothing but positive things to say about my journey from Vienna to Salzburg. Firstly, I should mention the beautiful scenery along the route. I ordered a delicious currywurst in the bistro, which was reasonably priced. The train arrived on time and was clean and well equipped.
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The train was overbooked, so we didn't get a seat. This is very impractical on a longer journey. Most of the time you have to stand in the aisle. As many people felt the same way, the atmosphere was very relaxed, at least after a while. The staff were also always friendly and keen to help.

Overview: Train from Vienna to Salzburg

distanceDistance156 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£35 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency49 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 48 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersWestbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | REX or ÖBB | ICE

Trains from Vienna to Salzburg cover the 156 miles long route taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | REX or ÖBB | ICE. Normally, there are 49 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £35, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Vienna Hbf and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

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

Find the best trains between Vienna and Salzburg with Omio's travel partners Westbahn, ÖBB and ÖBB | Railjet from £13. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip between Vienna and Salzburg by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.

Train information from Vienna to Salzburg with ÖBB:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 31 min
  • Cheapest Price: £55

Trains from Vienna to Salzburg

With up to ten departures an hour throughout the day and journey times of approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, travelling by train from Vienna to Salzburg is a relaxed and cost-effective way of making the journey. The majority of services are direct with just a few departures involving one connection en-route. All trains depart from Vienna Hbf and terminate at Salzburg Hbf.

Which train companies travel from Vienna to Salzburg?

Train services to Salzburg from Vienna are operated by three providers, FlixTrain, BB Railjet and Westbahn. FlixTrain is a German-owned operator of long-distance services and a subsidiary of the successful FlixBus company. BBRailjet is part of Austria's high-speed train network while Westbahn is jointly owned by France and Austria. Onboard services vary but include toilets, Wi-Fi, luggage storage and catering facilities.

How long is the train from Vienna to Salzburg?

Most routes between the cities of Vienna and Salzburg are direct with journey times of between 2.5 and 3 hours. During the day there are a few departures that involve one connection en-route which is made at Wels and has a longer journey time of approximately four hours.

How many trains are there from Vienna to Salzburg?

Departures on train routes to Salzburg from Vienna start in the early morning and continue until mid-evening. During this period there are up to ten departures an hour. A similar timetable is in place from Mondays through to Sundays.

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

Departure train station: Trains from Vienna to Salzburg depart from Vienna Hauptbahnhof. Since opening in December 2015, this station with its striking contemporary architecture has become the country's main and busiest transport hub. It is part of a network of local buses, regional and intercity trains as well as U-Bahn and S-Bahn services. Facilities at Vienna Hbf include taxi ranks, car and bicycle parking, left luggage storage, Wi-Fi, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Arrival train station: Trains to Salzburg from Vienna all terminate at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, a major transport hub in western Austria. Totally refurbished in 2014, the station is a short 15 minute walk from the historic heart of Salzburg. Transport links to the city and surrounding areas are made up of taxis, local buses and S-Bahn trains. Among Salzburg Hbf facilities are car and bicycle parking, Wi-Fi, luggage lockers, shops and restaurants.

FAQs: Vienna to Salzburg train

FAQs: Travel by train from Vienna to Salzburg 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 Vienna to Salzburg.
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Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Salzburg can start from as little as £18 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Vienna to Salzburg is £35; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Vienna to Salzburg is 2 h 30 min   to travel the 156 mile long route, with around there are 49 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Vienna to Salzburg leaves at 04: 38. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Vienna to Salzburg leaves at 22: 28.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna to Salzburg without having to change trains with Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet or ÖBB | InterCity. There are 48 direct trains from Vienna to Salzburg each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Vienna to Salzburg with ÖBB | Railjet or ÖBB | ICE. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | REX or ÖBB | ICE.
For the trip from Vienna to Salzburg you can take a train with Westbahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | REX or ÖBB | ICE. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Vienna to Salzburg on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, you can take a night train from Vienna to Salzburg with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

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

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

A trip to Salzburg from Vienna is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Vienna to Salzburg is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Vienna and Salzburg including taking a coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Vienna and Salzburg

Vienna
Salzburg
Vienna Hbf is the most popular Vienna 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 Vienna for your journey to Salzburg.
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Mon - Fri: 09: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat: 09: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Vienna Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S60, S80
Tram lines: 18, D, O
Bus lines: 13A, 69A, N66, VAL
Train lines: R, RJ, RJX, REX, EC, NJ, EN, ICE, IC
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