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About the journey from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

The average train time from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf is 1h 49m, although it takes just 1h 28m on the fastest direct OBB Railjet services. There are around 37 trains per day running from Munich Hbf in Germany to Salzburg Hbf in Austria, the first train leaves from Munich Hbf at 00:49 and the last train leaves at 23:50.

  • All trains depart from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) station.
  • All trains arrive into Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) station.

With a travel time of just under two hours on a high-speed ÖBB Railjet train – it's similar to the time it takes to drive between these two cities, but much less stressful. If you want to travel in style, First Class passengers enjoy adjustable leather seating with extra legroom and a food and drink cabin service – you won’t get that on a car journey!

Whether you’re heading to Salzburg to admire the impressive Fortress on Festungsberg Hill, or to wander through the UNESCO World Heritage sights of Old Town, this charming Austrian town is within easy reach of Munich. Keen to know more? Keep reading to find ticket prices, train times and journey information.   

Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf by train

It takes an average of 1h 43m to travel from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 72 miles (117 km). There are normally 42 trains per day travelling from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from £7.98 when you book in advance.

First train

00:49

Last train

23:51

Departure station

Munich Hbf

Arrival station

Salzburg Hbf

Journey time

From 1h 28m

Distance

72 miles (117 km)

Frequency

42 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £7.98

Train and bus operators

Meridian, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Westbahn

Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf for Tuesday 2nd July 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:17 12:59 1h 42m, direct
11:55 13:42 1h 47m, direct
12:29 13:58 1h 29m, direct
12:55 14:42 1h 47m, direct
13:17 14:59 1h 42m, direct
13:55 15:42 1h 47m, direct
14:29 15:58 1h 29m, direct
14:48 16:21 1h 33m, direct
14:55 16:42 1h 47m, direct
15:17 16:59 1h 42m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

You can travel from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

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EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Intercity (IC), ICE, Eurocity (EC) and Eurocity classes from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity (IC), ICE, Eurocity (EC) and Eurocity when travelling from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf.

Onboard services on Intercity (IC), ICE, Eurocity (EC) and Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

With EC, you can enjoy food and drink in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

In First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB trains offer a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on their EC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

When travelling with EC, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t require a ticket. Also, children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board most EC trains, you will find a family compartment or area suitable for families with babies and children up to the age of 3 years old.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

When travelling with EC, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle with you. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Usually, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

If you’re travelling on a EC train, you can take your pet with you. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an additional ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an extra ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

The Mobility Service can help you with board, disembark and change trains. In addition, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take your luggage free of charge onboard all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it is stowed in the luggage racks above or below your seat or in the areas provided for hand luggage.

The pieces of luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 90 x 60 x 40cm. These dimensions can only be exceeded if you’re travelling with skis and snowboards, ski and hiking poles, wind, string or plucked instruments, wheelchairs, or strollers.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

A restaurant carriage is available on most ÖBB Eurocity trains and offers a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too. If you upgrade to First Class, your meal of choice will be served straight to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, ÖBB Eurocity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. Also, WiFi is not always available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

If you’re travelling with your child, you’ll get a discounted ticket. Children aged 0-5 travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains, while those aged 6-14 get a half-price ticket. Kids aged 15 or over need a full-price ticket.

Many ÖBB Eurocity trains offer special compartments for children in Economy Class – they come with 6 seats and can be booked for any route. Breastfeeding compartments are available too – they have curtains that block the view for more privacy. These seats can’t be booked.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with your bike for free on all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it can be folded and is not larger than 90 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm. You won’t need to book a space for your bike.

If you can’t fold your bike, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket to reserve your space. You can book your ticket up to 6 months in advance from ÖBB Ticketshop online. If possible, we recommend you print out your bike reservation and attach it to your bike where it is clearly visible for the ticket inspector.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if they’re placed in a carrier or cage. If you can’t carry them in a carrier or cage, you’ll need to buy a ticket for them. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost and don’t need to wear a muzzle.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

ÖBB Eurocity trains come with accessible toilets. Depending on the type of coach, several wheelchair bays including one seat for an accompanying person can be booked free of charge.

On many trains, the wheelchair bays are in First Class. However, passengers with wheelchairs and the person accompanying them can travel in First Class with their Second Class tickets and can also make use of the at-seat meal service on offer there.

Cheap train tickets from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

The price of train tickets from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf starts at £7.98 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Munich Hbf and Salzburg Hbf is 1 hour and 43 minutes, with around 42 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Munich Hbf and Salzburg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf is 1 hour and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf cost?

Train ticket prices from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf can start from as little as £7.98 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 40 direct trains from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf leave?

The first train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf leaves at 00:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf leave?

The last train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf leaves at 23:51. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Munich Hbf and Salzburg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf cover a distance of around 72 miles (117 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf.

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

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Reviewing Munich to Salzburg by train

Munich Hbf station

With its 32 platforms and two S-Bahn tracks, Munich Central Station is one of the largest stations in Germany. It has a modern design and offers everything a traveller needs – including restaurants, shops and a market hall selling flowers. The station is easy to reach by underground and S-Bahn as well as on city buses. If you’re a First Class ticket holder, the DB lounge can be a relaxing spot to chill out before your train, with complimentary hot drinks, snacks and WiFi to keep you occupied.

The train itself

Once I boarded the ÖBB Railjet train, I found the seating in Second Class was comfortable and there was enough space to store luggage – smaller bags can be stored above your seat and there are luggage shelves in the middle of the larger carriages. There are several toilets at either end and the electronic displays will help you find your booked seat easily.

The seat I booked featured a small folding table, armrests and a reading lamp. There was also a copy of “Railaxed” (the ÖBB magazine) and a leaflet about Salzburg to read. If you’re interested in knowing more about your journey (how fast you’re travelling etc) connect your phone or laptop to the free WiFi to find ÖBB travel information.

Arriving in Salzburg

The journey from Munich to Salzburg takes just under an hour and a half – making it an ideal location of a day trip. In Salzburg, rail travellers will be impressed by the state-of-the-art train station that greets them. Trains run on two levels on a total of 11 tracks and the lower part of the station is home to shops, supermarkets and newsagents.

If you aren’t leaving the station straight away, or are waiting for your return train, the bright and modern waiting area is similar to an airport terminal and a relaxing place to pass time. You’ll find buses going to the surrounding areas right outside the station, giving easy access to the Austrian metropolis of Salzburg.

My top tip – The majority of seats are facing against the direction of travel when travelling from Munich to Salzburg. If you prefer to sit facing the direction of travel, remember this when booking to make sure you choose a forward-facing seat.

 

About Gina

Gina, a former Trainline employee, chose to share their experience of the journey between Munich and Salzburg.

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