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High-speed travel from Salzburg to Munich by train

Why endure the stress of driving when taking the train between Salzburg and Munich is a much quicker and more enjoyable experience? A popular route with locals and tourists alike, many people travel via high-speed Railjet trains when crossing the border between Austria and Germany.

In an hour and a half you can be transported from the hills of Salzburg to the bustling centre of Munich – that’s around 45 minutes quicker than driving. Ideal for those visiting on a day trip or on a city-hopping adventure. Once you arrive at Munich Hbf station, it’s just a half hour stroll to the picturesque English Garden and 15-minute walk to the famous Marienplatz square. Keep reading for train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf by train

It takes an average of 1h 54m to travel from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf by train, over a distance of around 73 miles (117 km). There are normally 41 trains per day travelling from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 30m
Price€9.90 - €97.40
Distance73 miles (117 km)
Frequency41 trains per day
Departure stationSalzburg Hbf
Arrival stationMunich Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDB, Meridian, union_ivkoni

Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf for martedì 11º ago 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:00 11:41 1h 41m, direct
10:15 12:06 1h 51m, direct
11:00 12:30 1h 30m, direct
11:15 13:06 1h 51m, direct
12:00 13:49 1h 49m, 1 change
12:15 14:06 1h 51m, direct
13:00 14:31 1h 31m, direct
13:13 15:05 1h 52m, direct
14:00 15:41 1h 41m, direct
14:15 16:06 1h 51m, direct

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

You can travel from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, EC (Eurocity) and IC (Intercity) 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.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf

Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf start at €9.90 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 €29.16.
lowest price found
from9.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price24.94
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price25.62
on the day
avg. single price29.16

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 Salzburg Hbf to Munich 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 Salzburg Hbf to Munich 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 Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Salzburg Hbf and Munich Hbf is 1 hour and 54 minutes, with around 41 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 Salzburg Hbf and Munich Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf can start from as little as €9.90 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.

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf without having to change trains. There are 37 direct trains from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf 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.

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

Trains travelling from Salzburg Hbf to Munich 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 Munich Hbf to Salzburg Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Salzburg Hbf to Munich 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 Salzburg Hbf to Munich Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 19/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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