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take me out of the barrel and take the train
With the kind of trip we had planned to Salzburg driving would be out of the question. Visitng breweries and getting behind the wheel is not only dangerous but in Germany, downright stupid. With great train connections and the Bayern Ticket special, you can't go wrong. There are regular trains leaving Munich to Salzburg and the journey is about two hours. The Bayern Ticket gives you unlimited travel within Bavaria for an entire day for up to five persons, all for 24 Euros. You can even buy them from the automated vending machines for added convenience.
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The best trains!!
The trains in Austria (run by ÖBB) are the best trains I have been on in the world (well... from the ones I have been on in Australia, the UK, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Italy, France and the Czech Republic). They were extremely clean, there was heaps of leg room and room for your luggage. The isles were wide (so you didn’t have to worry about banging your luggage into someone sitting nearby). Plus while waiting at a station in Innsbruck (to change trains) I got a look at their 1st class section on another train - wow! On that one the windows extended up into the roof so you could get a full view of the scenery around, and the seats looked extremely comfortable and plush.
I think the best thing about train traveling in Austria was that the staff on ÖBB were very nice and helpful. I was going from Innsbruck to Salzburg and thought I had gotten on the right train. I hadn’t, the one I was on did go to Salzburg, but was going the long way and would take an extra 2 hours. I should have waited another 10 minutes and gotten onto the one that would have arrived at the next platform. Not to worry, I was instructed to get off at the next stop and cross over to another track and I would get to Salzburg all the sooner. Although it seems I was not the only one that made this mistake, as a couple of other backpackers got off and switched trains as well.
So just note whether your train is taking an extended route to the destination or not! :)
From Innsbruck to Salzburg it took about 2 hours and cost me about 32€ (2nd class).
I arrived at Salzburg's Hauptbahnhof via Munich and the ride took less than two hours on the very efficient and comfortable train. My ticket cost 25 euros for the one way fare. The Hauptbahnhof is situated about a 20 minute walk from the Old Town (Alstadt) and is well-connected to the rest of Salzburg by buses which arrive right out front.
Salzburg's Hauptbahnhof, or main train station, is located about a 15-minute walk from the Old Town. It is on the main line from Munich to Vienna, and is reachable via "RailJet," ICE, and EuroCity Trains from many different destinations, including Zürich, Budapest, Frankfurt, and Cologne. An interesting feature is that German Rail's "Bayern-Ticket," a special ticket covering travel on local trains and public transportation in the German state of Bavaria (cost ranges from EUR 22 for a single traveler to EUR 38 for 5 people traveling together, not valid weekdays before 9AM), covers travel to and from Salzburg (NOTE: the Bayern-Ticket does not cover travel in Austria beyond Salzburg, nor does it cover Salzburg's public transportation system). For example, if you're traveling from Munich Airport to Salzburg, you can use the Bayern-Ticket to take the S-8 to Munich's Ostbahnhof, then change to a local (RB or RE) train to Salzburg.
If you want to make a day-trip to Bavaria from Salzburg (or travel to Munich Airport), never fear: There is a DB (German Rail) ticket counter and two ticket machines in Salzburg. Purchase your Bayern-Ticket from the DB ticket machines to avoid a EUR 2 surcharge. Be aware the Bayern-Ticket has restrictions, so be sure to review them before purchase.
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Take the train to Salzburg
When arriving in Salzburg by train - have a look on the right side ( when coming from Germany )
The train will pass slowly the bridge over the river Salzach and you will have a great first view of the City and the castle "Hohensalzburg" from the train.
The trainstation is just a few steps from Mirabellgarten & Schloß Mirabell ( 5 minutes to walk )
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Travelling by Train
If you want travelling around Salzburg by Train, the ÖBB have his own homepage www.oebb.at, you can book tickets online and see special offerts.
If you would travel from Salzburg to Vienna and you are not a student, buy the "half-price-pass" / "halbpreis-ticket" (or "vorteilscard") directly on the train-desk (you pay a certain amount for this card and get all trains for the half price - it is also cheaper if you travell only once!)
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Take a train
The train station is a 30 minute walk from downtown or a 5 minute cab ride. From the train station, you can see some more great European cities that are very close:
Eugendorf -- cute little Salzburg suburb, one stop away on the commuter train
Vienna -- 3.5 hours away
Prague -- 6 hours away
Venice -- circa 6 hours away
Munich -- 1 hour away
Zurich -- circa 4 hours away
I'd highly recommend Prague.
Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg
Slovene railways offer really good price for travelling from Ljubljana to Salzburg and back.
When you travel between the days including Sunday, the price for return ticket is only 47 Euro. I even pay nothing for my 11-year-old daughter.
If your travel doesn't include Sunday, the price is 82 Euro.
Hauptbahnhof in Salzburg
This is one of the most beautiful facades of a railway station building I have seen anywhere.
Salzburg is very well connected to cities within and outside Austria.OBB is a fantastic railway organisation and one of the best in the world.
Served by two staions The Hauptbahnhof on Sudtiroler Platz is the first stop for trains from Vienna and then Rangier Bahnhof is the first stop when coming from Innsbruck. The Rangier is quite a distance from the centre of town so do not get off there, rather go thru to Hauptbahnhof station. Train connections from here goes to Innsbruck, Graz, Vienna, Budapest, Munich,Zurich, Praque, Vennice.
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A Journey To Salzburg...
Here's the map of that EC Train that I took from Vienna to Salzburg.
The name of the train is 569 Vorarlberg.
It passes, even stops at : Vienna (Wien)
From Bregenz, the same train would depart back to Vienna.
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Train from Slovenia
The train station is about 20 minutes or so out of town from Bled . The bus will take you into the center. However, if you are heading to Salzburg , you can take a bus to the train station outside of Bled. The Train stops here on its way from Ljubljana to salzburg at 10:56. Cost 40E
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Take the Bus To/From the Train Station
To or from the train station, take the bus! It's cheap and easy. Town center is only 5 minutes away, if not less. You should be able to get information at the train station, or call your hotel in advance and ask them for directions.
Enjoying the landscape
From Munich there are several trains to get to Salzburg. In the way you see lots of nice lanscapes and villages. Here you can check timetables and prices (http://www.bahn.de ).
If you want to check it from the web of Austria: http://www.oebb.at
To visit Salburg do it walking. From the station you can go walking to the interesting area, it's not a long trip.
If you are travelling to Salzburg from other parts of Austria, then the train would be a convenient way of transport. The national rail company of Austria is the OBB (see website below) and they operate trains to various parts of Austria, including Salzburg of which the train station is located in the northern part of the city.
There are many trains from Vienna to Salzburg every day and travelling time is about 5-6 hours. More more information on the train schedules, you can visit the OBB website below.
If you are travelling frequently by rail, then it is cheaper and more worthwhile to get the Eurorail pass (http://www.eurail.com/).
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