On the move in Salzburg

Salzburg has 150,000 inhabitants. Many ways can be made there well on foot or with the rental bike. The network of bike paths is very well developed. Cyclists can thus ride for miles on both sides along the Salzach – mostly without traffic lights. Via Hellbrunner Allee, which is closed to car traffic, you can reach Hellbrunn Palace with its famous fountains and the adjacent zoo. And many bicycle routes lead to the nearer and further surroundings. Quite a few bike rental places offer the possibility to rent bikes and e-bikes to visit the city a bit more extensively. Owners of the Salzburg Card receive a discount at some providers.

The Tauern Cycle Path (175 kilometers) leads, coming from Oberndorf, along the Salzach River to Hallein, Golling or Krimml. The Mozart Cycle Path is a 450 kilometer long circular route through the Salzburger Land and Bavaria. The Salzkammergut Cycle Path opens up 345 kilometers of the most beautiful views of 13 lakes along the way. And the Gaisberg, Heuberg and Untersberg mountains close to the city offer beautiful and challenging mountain bike routes.

Mobile with the SVV app

Otherwise, the Salzburg Transport Association (SVV) is on hand to make the entire city accessible. The SVV app “Salzburg Transport” is a great way to get around. Simply enter “current location” and destination and the app will show you the fastest connection from A to B. Lines 1-25 run in the city, all of which can be used free of charge with the Salzburg Card. The way the trolleybuses glide through the narrow gates and tunnels of the medieval old town never ceases to amaze.

Lines 1, 2 and 17 travel to and from Salzburg Airport with a journey time of approx. 25 minutes (main station).

The surrounding communities are connected by a very well established Postbus system (lines 120-260). Some of the buses depart from the main train station every half hour. For example, you can get to Mondsee, Henndorf or Berchtesgaden very comfortably and reliably without having to worry about traffic jams.

In addition, Salzburg Transport has numerous cooperations with ski resorts and mountain railroads for an uncomplicated arrival and departure.


Published 26. June 2021Updated 29. April 2023
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