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Trains from Salzburg to Vienna

Travelling from Salzburg to Vienna has never been easier, thanks to ÖBB’s frequent direct train services. There’s no need to deal with traffic or worry about getting lost on the way. Take ÖBB’s high-speed Railjet trains and you’ll be transported to the centre of the Austrian capital at speeds of up to 230 km/h. The entire train journey takes a little over two hours.

Railjet is ultra-modern so you’ll get free WiFi access, on-board entertainment, and even an on-board restaurant to keep you fuelled up on the go. There’s also a dedicated family zone for those travelling with kids. Treat yourself by booking First Class and you’ll get reclining leather seats and cabin service.

Scroll down if you’d like more information on this route, including FAQs and train times.

Salzburg Hbf to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 2h 40m to travel from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 156 miles (251 km). There are normally 37 trains per day travelling from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from €9.98 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 15m
Price€9.98 - €64.50
Distance156 miles (251 km)
Frequency37 trains per day
Departure stationSalzburg Hbf
Arrival stationVienna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsÖBB, Flixbus, Westbahn

Salzburg Hbf to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna for Tuesday 29th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:12 12:58 2h 46m, direct
11:08 13:23 2h 15m, direct
11:12 13:58 2h 46m, direct
12:08 14:23 2h 15m, direct
12:12 14:58 2h 46m, direct
13:08 15:23 2h 15m, direct
13:12 15:58 2h 46m, direct
14:08 16:23 2h 15m, direct
14:12 16:58 2h 46m, direct
15:08 17:23 2h 15m, direct

ÖBB and WESTbahn trains from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna

You can travel from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna on ÖBB and WESTbahn 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.

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.

PhotoGT1976, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

WESTbahn is Austria's first private long-distance rail company with trains running from Vienna to Salzburg via St. Pölten, Amstetten, Linz, Wels and Attnang-Puchheim. This route is one of the most important in Austria, covering a distance of around 155 miles (250 km) and a duration of about 2h 30m. The company offers many discounted fares, allows travel with pets and bicycles and has no baggage restrictions.

Cheap train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna

Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna start at €9.98 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 €51.93.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price30.14
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price33.16
on the day
avg. single price51.93

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 Vienna 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 Vienna? 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 Vienna take?

The average journey time by train between Salzburg Hbf and Vienna is 2 hours and 40 minutes, with around 37 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 Vienna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna can start from as little as €9.98 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 Vienna?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna leaves at 03:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna leaves at 22:12. 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 Vienna by train?

Trains travelling from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna cover a distance of around 156 miles (251 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna 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 Salzburg Hbf to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/09/2020. 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 21/09/2020 for travel on 10/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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