Vienna to Salzburg Train Tickets



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Discover the birthplace of Mozart by booking a trip from Vienna to Salzburg by train during your next Austrian vacation getaway! Upon boarding an ÖBB Railjet high-speed train, you’ll experience a whole new level of travel comfort, style and service (there is also a practical ÖBB night train for overnight traveling). In as little as 2 hours and 37 minutes’ time, you’ll find yourself in the heart of historic Salzburg, ready to explore all of its many wonders.

Located along the German border, Salzburg is an Austrian city renowned for its enduring artistic and architectural legacy, but perhaps most famous for providing the backdrop for the classic 1965 film “The Sound Of Music”. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Alps as you spend the day visiting such tourist favorites as Hohensalzburg Castle, St. Peter’s Abbey, Hellbrunn Palace and the Mozart-Wohnhaus museum.

Purchase your ÖBB “Paper Ticket and Reservation” here and start planning your trip from Vienna to Salzburg by train! This is an actual paper ticket that will be shipped to the address you provide, and includes your seat reservation.

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 30 minutes, with 33 non-stop departures daily (1 of them, a night train departing at 11:25pm)

Travel time

2 hours and 30 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Vienna Central Station (Wien Hbf) and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)

Train features

ÖBB Railjet and Nightjet high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 230km/h
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

  • Double seat / aisle / double seat layout
  • Quality modern seats
  • Multi-functional tables (fixed or fold-down) and power outlets at each seat
  • Full access to the restaurant and bistro car
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • At-seat coffee trolley service

First Class

  • Single seat / aisle / double seat layout
  • Deluxe adjustable leather seats offering maximum comfort and plenty of legroom
  • Extra-wide multi-functional tables and power outlets at each seat
  • Food and beverages from the restaurant menu served directly to your seat
  • Complimentary “welcome aboard” fruit juice drink
  • Newspaper service

ÖBB Nightjet

The ÖBB Nightjet train offers a choice of accommodation: Standard, T3 Sleeper, Sleeper Single, Sleeper Double, Couchette 6-berth or Couchette 4-berth compartments.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 receive a discount off the adult ticket price. Children under the age of 4 travel for free when not occupying their own seat.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned railcars
  • Comfortable, ergonomic seats
  • Restaurant and bistro
  • Informational video screens
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities
  • Designated seating for the disabled
  • Generous-sized luggage racks and compartments
  • Children’s cinema corner
  • Power outlets
  • Free WiFi internet
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your ÖBB train ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

Ticket Delivery

The Paper Ticket and Reservation is a physical ticket that we ship to you after your order has been processed. Once in hand, your ticket is valid for your journey from Vienna to Salzburg by train.

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