Looking for a quick and convenient way to travel from Munich to Salzburg? Take the train! There are frequent direct services on this route, getting you to the centre of Salzburg in just one and a half hours. Enjoy a comfortable trip on a Railjet Xpress train by Deutsche Bahn, with air conditioning, spacious seats and free WiFi. Upgrade to First Class for reclining leather seats and food and drink served to your seat.
Arriving into Salzburg train station, you’ll be just a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute bus ride away from the city centre. The station itself is home to a plethora of shops and restaurants with plenty of authentic Austrian food on offer.
Read on to find the best times for your journey and more information in the FAQs.
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.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
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 to Salzburg Hbf by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Munich and Salzburg Hbf is 2 hours and 1 minute, with around 32 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Munich to Salzburg Hbf is 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Munich to Salzburg Hbf can start from as little as €17.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Salzburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 29 direct trains from Munich to Salzburg Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Munich to Salzburg Hbf leaves at 00:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Munich to Salzburg Hbf leaves at 23:50. 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.
Trains travelling from Munich to Salzburg Hbf cover a distance of around 72 miles (117 km) during the journey.