This train journey from Austria to Munich is the perfect addition to a stop in Salzburg, and just 1.5 hours by modern and comfy Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB trains, the greener, more spacious, just plain better way to travel across the continent.
Let the train whisk you from country to country – no need to worry about airport transfers nor stressing about traffic jams or parking, you’ll travel from one city centre to another in no time at all.
Once you arrive in Munich, we recommend you start with some of the city’s famous beer, and Marienplatz is a charming place to do it, or if the sun is shining, the beautiful English Garden has its own beer garden where you can enjoy a tipple. Prepare for a fantastic trip, read our handy FAQs below and book your train tickets from Salzburg to Munich with us.
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.
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.
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 Salzburg Hbf to Munich 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 Salzburg Hbf and Munich is 2 hours and 12 minutes, with around 33 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 Salzburg Hbf to Munich is 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Munich can start from as little as €12.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Salzburg Hbf to Munich without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Salzburg Hbf to Munich. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Salzburg Hbf to Munich leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Salzburg Hbf to Munich leaves at 23:08. 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 Salzburg Hbf to Munich cover a distance of around 73 miles (117 km) during the journey.