Getting around Salzburg

Public transport

CityBus (StadtBus) (tel: +43 662 4480 1500; has a comprehensive bus route network covering Salzburg and its environs. During weekdays, buses leave every 10 minutes, 0630–2000, and slightly less frequently early in the morning and late in the evening. Services are less frequent at the weekends, particularly on Sundays.

In addition to single-fare tickets, you can buy 24-hour cards, which give access to the whole transport system in Salzburg. For a stay of more than three days, it makes economical sense to buy a weekly pass (Wochenkarte). There is also the SalzburgCard, which is made especially for tourists and is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. It allows admission to top attractions and gives unlimited access to public transport.


There is no shortage of taxis in Salzburg, though they are quite expensive and it’s often easier to walk most places. Salzburger Funktaxivereinigung (tel: +43 662 8111) is a recommended taxi firm.


Driving around Salzburg is fairly straightforward, if a little pointless given the size of the historic centre and quality of the public transport links. The volume of traffic is steadily increasing and there are limited places to park. Also bear in mind that if you go on any Austrian motorway, you need to buy a toll sticker available at petrol stations, kiosks and toll stations.

Car hire

Car hire is available from most of the major international companies, including Avis (tel: +43 662 877 278;, Hertz (tel: +43 662 876 674; and Sixt (tel: +43 810 977 424;

Bicycle hire

Salzburg is a great place for cycling. Movelo ( has a handful of stations across the city where you can hire electric bikes. 

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