How to Book Train Travel From Vienna to Salzburg


OBB, the Austrian national railway, makes it simple to book train travel from Vienna to Salzburg. You can choose to travel quickly and directly to Salzburg or take the long way around to enjoy train travel across Austria. You can book your ticket online or at the Westbanhof. Read on to learn how to book train travel from Vienna to Salzburg.

Make Your Way From the Schwechat Airport to Vienna

  • Save money by jumping on the S7 train. The S7 leaves Schwechat airport twice every hour. The trip from Schwechat to Vienna aboard the S7 costs under 5 euro.

  • Arrive in Vienna as quickly as possible by taking the CAT (City Transport Train). This is the fastest, but most expensive train to Vienna.

  • Check out some of the wide variety of architecture Vienna offers while you're between trains. Examples of Secessionist and Art Nouveau architecture abound.

Travel to the Westbanhof (Western Train Station) to Begin Your Train Ride to Salzburg

  • Get train travel information in English from one of the attendants at the information booths located in the Westbanhof.

  • Wander around the historic Westbanhof. The station is a national treasure remodeled after WWII.

Decide Which of the OBB Trains From Vienna to Salzburg Suits Your Needs

  • Remember that trains with no prefix in the name are not speed trains.

  • See that trains with the IC/SC prefixes are high speed trains which travel only within Austria.

  • Note that the train prefix EC denotes high speed trains that travel to other countries.

  • Understand that the trip to Salzburg from Vienna will take at least three hours, and perhaps longer depending on the type of train you choose.

Book Your Train Trip From Vienna to Salzburg

  • Visit the OBB Web site to book a train from Vienna to Salzburg online.

  • Enter Vienna and Salzburg as your departure and arrival cities.

  • Type in the date you wish to travel from Vienna to Salzburg.

  • Select from the schedule one of the Salzburg-bound trains departing.

  • Purchase your ticket to Salzburg using a credit card.

  • Purchase your ticket at the Westbanhof. Staffed and automated ticket machines are available. The national currency is the euro. You can also book train travel from Vienna to Salzburg by calling Rail Europe at (888) 382-RAIL or by visiting the link below.

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