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Salzburg. How to arrive by bus, car, train. Info, connections, distances


Located in the northern part of Austria, on the border with German Bavaria, Salzburg is a beautiful city, nestled on the Salzach river and protected by imposing mountains, a few kilometers from the spectacle of the Salzkammergut (Unesco heritage since 1997).

Seductive and charming like a beautiful woman, Salzburg is one of the most romantic cities in the world; it is said that it was three prince-bishops, lovers of art and Italy, who transformed, between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, what used to be a small town, into a real jewel of Baroque urbanization.

A truly unique and magical place that will certainly excite you. So, do not delay and set off to discover this wonderful city. Even a single weekend will be enough to admire its many beauties.




The plane represents the quickest and most comfortable solution to reach the Austrian city. W.A. Mozart is located just 3.1 km southwest of the city center, and just 2 km from the Austro-German border. It is one of the reference points for skiers, as it serves the vast Ski Amadé region, the second largest ski area in all of Europe. Furthermore, it is well connected, with direct flights, with the main European destinations.

You can reach the center by public transport in less than 20 minutes. O-Bus 10 for Salzburg-Sam, and O-bus 2 leave from the airport.


The railway network, Osterreichische Bundesbahnen connects Salzburg to major Austrian cities such as Vienna, Munich, Innsbruck and Zurich; It is known for its efficiency and comfort.

In our opinion, getting to Salzburg by train could be a fascinating and comfortable solution, as you can admire the Austrian landscape on the way through incredible scenery; we advise you to keep the camera close at hand!

If you plan to bring your bicycle with you, remember that almost all trains have a car used for their transport.
The train will allow you to reach, in just 25 minutes, the town of Oberndorf; here a chapel is located inside which, for the first time, the Christmas carol known throughout the world was performed, Stille Nacht (Astro del Ciel).

For info we recommend a visit to the official website of the railways:


The bus is, in our opinion, an excellent solution. Especially in case you chose to travel on board the most convenient means Eurolines o Flixbus. These are modern and comfortable buses with extremely low rates. The ideal is to leave late in the evening; travel the night and arrive early in the morning the following day. In this way, in addition to paying a little, you earn a whole day to visit the city. And it’s not cheap. Travel from Rome or Milan, with rates starting from 32,00€.


The Austrian city is easily reachable by car from different directions. Coming from Germany, you can comfortably reach Salzburg via the Munich-Salzburg motorway.

A1 connects the city with Vienna and Linz, while A10 connects it with Graz and Klagenfurt. We remind you that to circulate in Austria, “Vignette“; it is a stamp, also available at the border, in gas stations.
Arriving from Italy: dat the Brenner (A22) – After the Brenner motorway take the A13 in direction Innsbruck and then in the direction of Salzburg via the motorways A12, E45, E60. Travel time from the border around 2.30h.

From Tarvisio (A23) – In Austrian territory continue towards Villach (A2) and then follow in the direction of Salzburg on A10, E55, E60. Travel time from the border around 2.30h.

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