By train to Salzburg

Salzburg is located on the Munich-Vienna railroad line, which is part of the Amsterdam-Budapest magistrale. So you can easily get to Salzburg by train at any time.

When the train has left Munich, the first mountains of the Alpine massif appear near Rosenheim. The route climbs slowly past Lake Chiemsee, via Traunstein and the German border town of Freilassing, to Salzburg.

Friendly and light

Salzburg’s main train station was reopened in 2014 after six years of renovation and refurbishment. Since then, it has welcomed arriving visitors with a friendly and light mixture of concrete, steel and glass.

Railjet in Salzburg’s main station. Photo: ÖBB

ÖBB‘s Rail-Jet offers a fast and very comfortable way to get there by train. It departs every two hours from Munich main station non-stop in 1 hour 20 minutes to Salzburg – and on to Vienna or Budapest. The Railjet (RJ) is the most modern high-speed train in the ÖBB fleet. Free WLAN, onboard entertainment, an on-board restaurant as well as rest and family zones are standard. There are three comfort classes on the train: Economy Class, First Class and Business Class.

In addition, various Deutsche Bahn Eurocity lines run on the Munich-Salzburg route from Frankfurt, Dortmund and Saarbrücken to Graz and Klagenfurt. There is a daily IC connection from Hamburg to Berchtesgaden via Freilassing, from where you can take the S-Bahn to Salzburg’s main station in 10 minutes. And the Meridian connects Salzburg with Munich every hour from early in the morning until late at night, with several stops in between, such as Traunstein or Rosenheim. So you can easily get to Salzburg by train at any time.

Published 8. March 2020Updated 1. December 2021
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