How to get from Munich to Salzburg

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from Munich to Salzburg

You can get from Munich to Salzburg by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Munich to Salzburg on 26 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:50Munich Hbf1h52 20:42Salzburg Hbf
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£211One-way
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21:30München, ZOB2h15 23:45Salzburg, Hbf
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£151One-way
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07:56Munich Hbf1h46 09:42Salzburg Hbf
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£231One-way
07:58München Ost1h23 09:21Salzburg Hbf
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£271One-way
08:49München Hbf (tief)1h53 10:42Salzburg Hbf
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£231One-way

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Travel Information between Munich and Salzburg

distanceDistance71 miles (115 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 1 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £16 • 1 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 71 miles (115 km) by coach or train from Munich to Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Munich to Salzburg.

How to Travel from Munich to Salzburg

Salzburg lies about 150 km south of Munich, in the Austrian Alps. This makes the journey from Munich to Salzburg a pleasant and picturesque one, whatever the mode of transport. Travel between the two cities takes between one and two hours, whether by train or by bus. The trains leave from Munich main train station and Munich Marienplatz. The coaches leave from Munich ZOB, which is near the train station. The trains arrive at Salzburg main train station and the coaches arrive at Lastenstrasse.

What is the best way to travel from Munich to Salzburg?

Cheapest way to travel from Munich to Salzburg

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Munich to Salzburg. Coaches traveling from Munich to Prague depart from Munich Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof and take at least 1:50 h to arrive in Salzburg. Over 20 coaches travel from Munich to Salzburg every day with the first bus departing Munich at 7:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Munich to Salzburg include Postbus, Flixbus, and Hellö.

Fastest way to travel from Munich to Salzburg

Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Munich to Salzburg. Trains traveling from Munich to Salzburg depart from Munich Hauptbahnhof and take an hour and a half to arrive at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. Over 30 trains travel from Munich to Salzburg every day, with the first train departing Salzburg at 5:53 a.m. Both Deutsche Bahn and Meridian travel frequently from Munich to Salzburg every day of the week.

Most popular way to travel from Munich to Salzburg

Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Munich to Salzburg. Taking a bus is £10 cheaper than taking the train on average while only being approximately a half hour slower. However, travelers who prefer to travel from Munich to Salzburg in the comfort of a train will find it an affordable alternative.

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FAQs

International travel from Munich, Germany to Salzburg, Austria is: Fully open.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Germany?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Salzburg if travelling from Munich?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Salzburg, Austria due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 23/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Munich and Salzburg.

The restriction level for your return to Munich, Germany from Austria is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Munich from Salzburg restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Munich from Salzburg?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Munich, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 24/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Munich from Salzburg closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways to get from Munich to Salzburg: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Munich to Salzburg. Tickets for a coach cost on average £8.

This is compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

A coach journey is usually £8 less than a journey to Salzburg by train, which costs on average £16 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Munich and Salzburg is by train, which takes on average 1 h 28 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Salzburg by coach can take on average 1 h 55 min.

The distance from Munich to Salzburg is approximately 71 miles (115 km).

The average frequency per day from Munich to Salzburg is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Salzburg from Munich as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Munich to Salzburg:

  • Most travellers board their coach from München, ZOB and arrive in Salzburg, PR Süd.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Munich to Salzburg depart from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Munich to Salzburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Salzburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Munich to Salzburg tickets on Omio for £8.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Salzburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Munich to Salzburg tickets on Omio for £16.
Looking to extend your trip from Munich to Salzburg? Many Omio customers who go from Munich to Salzburg usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Budapest. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Prague or Budapest from Salzburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip to Salzburg from Munich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £8 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £16 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Salzburg from Munich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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