Travel to Salzburg

Flying to Salzburg

Airlines offering direct flights to Salzburg from the UK include British Airways and Ryanair. There are no direct flights from the USA; indirect options include flights with Lufthansa via Frankfurt and with Austrian Airlines via Vienna. The cheapest fares are usually available outside the peak winter ski season and school summer holidays.

Flight times

London - 2 hours; New York - 9 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); Los Angeles - 13 hours (including stopover); Toronto - 9 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); Sydney - 26 hours (including stopover).

City Airports: 
Telephone:+43 662 85800.

Salzburg Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) west of Salzburg city centre, and 2km (1.2 miles) east of the German border.


There is a bank in the Terminal 1 as well as various ATMs at Salzburg Airport.


Salzburg Airport Services are responsible for lost and found property in the terminals and have a counter in the Terminal 1 arrivals hall (tel: +43 662 858 0259). For items left on aircrafts, contact the relevant airline. Baggage storage is available from the left-luggage desk in the public area of Terminal 1, near the check-in desks.

Travel by road


Austria has an excellent network of roads. Traffic drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18 years.

Speed limits are 130kph (81mph) on motorways, 100kph (62mph) on main roads and 50kph (31mph) in built-up areas. Drivers must carry an EU driving licence or an International Driving Permit. Third-party insurance is mandatory.

Tolls are payable on a number of mountain roads, tunnels, motorways and main roads. Toll stickers (Autobahnvignette), which must be attached to the windscreen, are valid for 10 days, two months or one year. You can buy them from tobacconists, border-crossing points, petrol stations and from automobile clubs ARBÖ ( and ÖAMTC (

Emergency breakdown service:

ARBO (tel: +43 123); ÖAMTC (tel: +43 120).


Salzburg is easily reached by road from all directions. Several motorways (including the A1 from Vienna and Linz and the A2 and A10 from Graz and Klagenfurt) go straight to Salzburg. Route 20 reaches the city from the north and west, and Route 159 arrives from the southeast.

Driving times:

Vienna - 3 hours; Graz - 3 hours; Munich - 1 hour 30 minutes.


Eurolines (tel: +43 900 128 712; is the main operator, linking Salzburg with numerous other cities in Europe. The coach station is located opposite the main railway station (Salzburg Hauptbahnhof).

Travel by rail


Salzburg's main railway station is Hauptbahnhof. From the station, buses depart to various parts of the city, including the Old Town (the Altstadt) and there is a taxi stand right in front of the station entrance. The station has a currency exchange, bicycle lockers and storage lockers.


Salzburg's Hauptbahnhof is run by ÖBB (tel: +43 5 1717; and connects several major rail lines, with frequent east-west trains servicing Vienna, Munich, Innsbruck and Zürich and several trains heading south through the Alps into Italy.

Journey times:

Vienna - 2 hours 30 minutes; Munich - 1 hours 45 minutes.

Transport to the city:

Salzburg’s station is a 15-minute walk from the city’s historic centre. There's also a taxi stand to the right of the main exit.

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