Vienna to Salzburg Train

​A trip from Vienna to Salzburg is a great option for travelers interested in exploring the best of Central Europe. With just a couple of clicks, you can get the timetable and tickets cost for Vienna to Salzburg train. Start your journey today!

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309 km

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2h 22 min

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Vienna - Salzburg Rail Route Map

The Vienna to Budapest trains depart from Vienna Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Budapest Keleti bus station. Most trains from Vienna to Budapest run directly. Vienna to Budapest trains depart from Vienna at 7:42 a.m. and the last train leaves at 9:40 p.m.EuroCity and Railjet Xpress operate all trains between Vienna and Budapest.

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Travelling from Vienna to Salzburg by train

Traveling by railway from Vienna to Salzburg is the best way to get to another gem of Austria in no time. Besides, it is a great gallery of the dramatic scenery of the Eastern Alps. You can choose between 3 types of OBB trains: Railjet high-speed train, comfort Nightjet, and Railjet Xpress. All of them made to carry you to your point of destination with maximum comfort featuring WCs, onboard cafeterias, TV and audio entertainment.

Departing from Vienna Hauptbahnhof, the trains carry you through 309 km (192 mi) of breathtaking Austrian landscapes and in about 2.5 hours you arrive at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. Generally, there are up to 34 departures, with the earliest at 05:30 am and the latest one at 22:55 pm.​​

Train Information & Route Details

Vienna - Salzburg Train Providers

ÖBB offers high-speed rail services in Austria with the Railjet trains. Since they were introduced a few years ago, these trains are comfortable, modern, and will take you wherever you need to go. Travel between the major cities of Austria on Prague to Vienna train, or venture further afield to neighboring countries like Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, etc.
Get around Central Europe in style with RegioJet trains! In addition to being a delight to look at, these bright trains offer an impressive display of high performance and hard-to-match speed. The top speed of the Regional Jets is 200 km/h (124 mph), making them very fast. The RegioJet trains provide six types of travel classes, each offering different levels of comfort during the journey.

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Travel Classes Onboard Vienna to Salzburg Train

Economy Class Seat
Railjet train's simplest seating class is Economy. The coaches in this category are equipped with comfortable seats, folding tables, and footrests. Additionally, you will be offered free newspapers and WiFi. Other amenities include a playground for kids and amenities for travelers with special needs. You can buy food and drinks from the snack trolley or the restaurant cars. During the ticket purchase process, you can choose either a silent car or transport a bike.
1st Class Seat
In this travel class onboard the high-speed Prague to Vienna train you will find individually adjustable leather seats (2 by 1 configuration) with lots of legroom and folding tables. Wi-Fi, electric outlets, and newspaper service onboard Railjet trains are also at your disposal. Food and drinks from the restaurant menu are available for purchase and can be served at your seat as per your request. Facilities for passengers with special needs are provided.
​Business Class Seat
In this class of coach, passengers travel in modern coaches equipped with leather-covered adjustable seats, electrical outlets, and reading lights. There is free Wi-Fi as well as a newspaper service aboard Prague - Vienna trains. Customers can choose food and beverages from the restaurant menu to be served at their seats as they wish.​

Vienna to Salzburg Train Stations

The following information about train stations will help you plan your journey smoothly from Vienna to Salzburg

Vienna Hauptbahnhof
Alfred-Adler-Straße 107, 1100, Vienna, Austria
Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
Südtiroler Pl. 7, 5020, Salzburg, Austria

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