I was about to join a tour group from Munich to Salzburg, but somehow I figured I can do it on my own, besides the tour guide will just provide ample info and will let you loose also on your own when you get to Salzburg.
The train fare was only EUR22 return which I bought a day before. The train ride was less than 2 hours and direct with the usual germany scenic route. Comfortable class 2 seating.
There is a PRIVATE train-company in Austria now as well and all they do is travelling 12 times a day between Vienna and Salzburg.
What I found perfect with them:
For just 25 euros you can travel from Salzburg to Vienna with them, 50 euros is the returnticket and they will go 12 times a day in each direction.
Compare that 50 euros with the daytrips by bus from Vienna that are more than 100 euros !
The ordinary tickets in this distance with ÖBB (the normal train-company of Austria) is 50 euros one way, (or 25 euros when you have a "Vorteilscard" that will cost you an extra of 100 euros per year)
You dont need to buy your ticket in advance, you just take a place in the train, and the conductor is coming to sell you a ticket.
travel-time is about the same as with ÖBB: 3 hours to Salzburg, although ÖBB has a few trains that are 15min faster !
trains also stop in: Wien-Hütteldorf - St.Pölten - Amstetten - Linz - Wels - Attnang-Puchheim
and they use the same rails & stations like ÖBB !
Trains go every day of the year at the same time, also on sundays & holidays
There are 3 snack-bars in each train, they sell coffee, sandwiches, softdrinks, croissants etc. BUT no hot meals !
What I found a disadvantage against ÖBB:
the last train is leaving Vienna already at 06.32pm and in Salzburg at 07.24pm
I missed HOT snacks in the snack-bars
I missed seats thal allow you to take a nap
their seats are changeable a bit, but that was not better for sleeping !
When you sit in the upper floor you have to store your bigger luggage
below, in the lower floor in a lockable place !
As others have advised, timetable and route info is readily available from the websites mentioned and once you figure out when you want to go, it's often cheaper just to buy your ticket on the day at the railway station. Trains are frequent. We saved $100's just buying tickets as we went and never had a problem in 7 weeks of train travel. Also gives schedule flexibility if you want to change your travel plan. Major city stations have multilingual, helpful info counters.
Hi, everyone. I found information about trains and ticket costs to Saltzburg from Munich. Look here:
I think that you will find answer on your questions quickly.
If taking a train coming from Bavaria (e.g. Munich) you should check for the "Bayern Ticket". It costs 21EUR, is valid for up to 5(!) travellers together for one day (9am - 3am next day) on the local trains in Bavaria. It is NOT valid in ICE-,EC- & IC-trains. On the trip Munich-Salzburg you just loose some minutes if you take e.g. an RE train. Furthermore it's valid also in tram/metro/S-bahn (MVV) of Munich (i.e. you can buy it already at the metro-station or also on the airport). Taking a single metro-ticket+one-way ticket from Munich->Salzburg is already more expensive. Ask local people there for further information or consult the train info.
We took a train from Vienna to Salzburg using our Eurail pass. It took about three hours to get there.
Then we took a train from Salzburg to Munich (also with our Eurail pass) which took almost two hours.
The best way in and out was by train, it drops you off within walking distance of many hotels and a long walk to Old Town.
many trains from everywhere , the main line is paris-strasbourg-münchen-salzburg-wien ; but there is also a line to bregenz(vorarlberg) and to venezia(italia)