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 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
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 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.
Nightjet is the night train service for ÖBB. These trains travel through Austria at night to neighbouring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Croatia. Passengers can choose to travel in a seating position or in a sleeping cabin, shared or individual. Convenient for those looking to save one night at the hotel and avoid spending part of the day travelling. This train also has luxury compartments with extras for a trip in comfort.
Train tickets from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna Hbf start at €9.00 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna Hbf start at €30.20 when you book at least 28 days in advance.** Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Salzburg Hbf and Vienna Hbf is 2 hours and 30 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 22 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 37 trains per day travelling from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna Hbf. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna Hbf departs at 03:50. The last train from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna Hbf departs at 22:08. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna Hbf without having to change trains. There are 35 direct trains from Salzburg Hbf to Vienna Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
By train, of course. See trains from Vienna Hbf to Salzburg Hbf.