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Munich to Salzburg by train

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.

Munich to Salzburg Hbf by train

It takes an average of 2h 11m to travel from Munich to Salzburg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 73 miles (117 km). There are normally 29 trains per day travelling from Munich to Salzburg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 28m
Price€17.50 - €89
Distance73 miles (117 km)
Frequency29 trains per day
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationSalzburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsMeridian, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Nomago (Bus), Črnja (Bus)

Munich to Salzburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Salzburg Hbf for martes 27º oct. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:10 13:59 1h 49m, direct
13:19 14:58 1h 39m, direct
14:11 15:59 1h 48m, 1 change
14:27 16:54 2h 27m, 1 change
15:17 16:58 1h 41m, direct
15:22 17:54 2h 32m, 1 change
16:03 17:59 1h 56m, direct
16:27 18:54 2h 27m, 1 change
17:13 18:58 1h 45m, direct
17:26 19:54 2h 28m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains from Munich to Salzburg Hbf

You can travel from Munich to Salzburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Munich to Salzburg Hbf

Train tickets from Munich to Salzburg Hbf start at €17.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €29.89.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price25.29
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price25.73
on the day
avg. single price29.89

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 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 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 to Salzburg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Munich and Salzburg Hbf is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 29 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 and Salzburg Hbf by train?

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

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

Train tickets from Munich to Salzburg Hbf can start from as little as €17.50 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Munich to Salzburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Salzburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Munich to Salzburg Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

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

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Munich to Salzburg Hbf cover a distance of around 73 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. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich to Salzburg Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Munich to Salzburg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/10/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/10/2020 for travel on 19/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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