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 Vienna to Salzburg will cost around £ 48 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.
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2 h 22 m
2 h 52 m
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Of the 44 trains that leave Vienna for Salzburg every day 37 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 52 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 32 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||£17 (€20)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Westbahn, ÖBB | Railjet, FlixTrain, ÖBB, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, Locomore or ÖBB | S-Bahn|
Trains from Vienna to Salzburg cover the 156 miles (251 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 26 min with our travel partners like Westbahn, ÖBB | Railjet, FlixTrain, ÖBB, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, Locomore or ÖBB | S-Bahn. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
For as little as £17 you can travel by train from Vienna to Salzburg with ÖBB. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
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.
ÖBB is one of the best options when travelling by train from Vienna to Salzburg. Omio quickly shows you current ÖBB train timetables for the Vienna - Salzburg trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Vienna to Salzburg is around 156 miles (251 km) and the cheapest ÖBB one-way ticket you can book starts at £18. As you check the latest Vienna to Salzburg train timetable from ÖBB for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Salzburg safely. If you search for ÖBB tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect ÖBB ticket between Vienna and Salzburg so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!
These are ÖBB 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Salzburg Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.
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