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Travelling to and around Salzburg

Salzburg Airport

Salzburg Airport or W. A. Mozart Airport is the second largest airport in Austria. Salzburg Airport presents itself as a modern regional airport, which creates jobs and plays an ever increasing role as a strong investor in the economy and the tourist industry. The airport, named after Salzburg-born composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is located 1.7 NM (3.1 km; 2.0 mi)[1] west-southwest from the centre of Salzburg and 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Austrian-German border. The airport is a gateway to Austria’s numerous and vast ski areas, including the Ski Amadé region, the largest network of linked ski resorts in Europe. Trolleybus lines 2 and 8, each with service every 10 minutes, connect the airport to the rest of Salzburg’s public transportation system. The main station is reachable in about 25 minutes and the inner city in about 30 minutes.

Outstanding connections
Salzburg’s historic city center is only 15 minutes from Salzburg Airport by taxi or public bus. A shuttle service operating between the Munich and Salzburg airports makes it particularly convenient to travel to Salzburg.

Official Website http://www.salzburg-airport.com/en/

Salzburg airport

Salzburg Main Station

Visitors disembarking from the train in Salzburg will touch upon ground steeped in history. The opening of the Train Station in Salzburg in 1860 ushered in the connection to the world for the secluded crown land. In the meantime Salzburg Train Station has become an important border train station to Germany and has outstanding Eurocity, Intercity and ICE connections.

Suburban railway and local line

The suburban railway in Salzburg connects the city with the surrounding towns. Salzburg’s local line is one of the oldest and most important modes of transport in Salzburg’s Flachgau region. Nearly 15,000 people are transported on the 35-kilometer line between the city of Salzburg and the northern Flachgau region each day.

Near Salzburg Central Train Station

Salzburg’s Central Train Station is only a 15-minute walk from Salzburg’s historic city center. The distance to the Mirabell Gardens, to St. Andrew’s District or one of the many coffeehouses or to the Salzach River is even shorter.

Official Website http://www.oebb.at/de/

Salzburg railway

Parking in Salzburg

Due to its geographic location and the growing volume of traffic, parking space in the city of Salzburg is limited. All of the parking spaces in the inner city are limited parking zones (not just the blue zones!).

Park & Ride (P+R)
Park your car on one of the P+R parking lots just outside the gates of the city and take a bus to the city center – comfortably and conveniently. A total of approx. 1.100 Park + Ride spaces are also available at the regional bus stops on the outskirts of the city.

To the list of Park & Ride
Download Park & Ride brochure
Limited Parking Zones
Monday – Friday:  9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., paid parking
Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., free with a parking dial
Maximum parking: 3 hours
Signs indicating limited parking zones are set up at all entry and exit points . The blue markings on the ground are not required by law and only indicate suggested parking areas.
Cashless parking
The parking ticket dispensers allow you to pay your parking fee with the Austrian QUICK smart-card payment system.
Handicapped parking
Please find a city map with handicapped parking spaces on our site for barrier-free vacation in Salzburg.


Due to the heavy traffic, it is fairly difficult to find a suitable parking lot for campervans in Salzburg.

Parking during the day
Stopping and parking in the blue zone in Salzburg is generally permitted. Campervans can also be parked on serviced parking lots such as the ‘Mirabell Parking‘ or ‘Müllner Bräu Parking.’  It is not, however, permitted to camp on parking lots.
Unfortunately, it is no longer permitted to park campervans or caravans on the P&R Parkplatz Süd.


Three campsites with the necessary infrastructure are currently available in close proximity to the city. ‘Camping Nord-Sam‘ and ‘Camping Panorama Stadtblick‘ are also open during the Advent/Christmas season and New Year’s. TheSalzburg Card, which includes free use of public transport, is an environmentally-friendly, stress-free and inexpensive way to visit the city.

Parking in Bad Reichenhall

The neighboring town of Bad Reichenhall has its own park available to campervans only. Trailers/caravans are not permitted.
Bus connection from Salzburg to Bad Reichenhall


Public Transport

When you are on the go in the city, your best bet for avoiding stress and hunting for parking spaces is the public transport system. Orientation is easy, because nearly every route leads into the city center. You just board a trolley bus or bus heading into the city (Zentrum) and then explore the historic old town on foot. A ride up to explore the city’s landmark, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, is the highlight of every city sightseeing excursion. Traveling on environmentally friendly public transportation. Salzburg has an environmentally friendly trolley bus system powered by overhead electrical wires and several bus lines. Use our extensive public transport system, because climate protection and clean air are very important to us! The trolley busses run at 10-minute intervals during the day, and most of the bus lines run every 10 minutes. Every destination in the city can be reached quickly and easily.


Pre-purchasing your public transport tickets is always cheaper, for all routes. Almost all tobacconists (kiosks) sell public transportation tickets. A 24-hour ticket is the most economical choice, because it is valid as a bus pass for the entire city.
If you are going to be in the city longer than three days, then the purchase of a one-week pass (Wochenkarte) makes sense. All pre-purchased tickets must be validated as you commence your first ride in a public transport vehicle.
Children from the age of 6 to 14 years ride at a reduced fare.


Night owls in Salzburg and vicinity appreciate the attractive service offered by Salzburg’s local railroad. ‘BusTaxi’ and ‘Nachtstern’ let you enjoy the city’s nightlife to the fullest by making sure you get back home or to your hotel safely.

Night Express

At weekends and on public holidays you can take the night express home. There is a train at midnight and at 2 am from Salzburg, and at 0:55 am from Trimmelkam and at 1:15 am from Lamprechtshausen to Salzburg. The trolley bus at 1:35 am from the city center (station Theatergasse) is the direct connection to the Night Express.

Salzburg Card 
All public transportation (buses) in the entire city is included in the Salzburg Card.

Salzburg trolleybus

Cable Railway to the Fortress

Effortlessly reach the Hohensalzburg Fortress, in any season! This modern funicular railway leads from the heart of Salzburg’s Old Town up to the city’s most visible landmark in just 54 seconds. The panoramic view is extraordinary and offers fantastic vistas of the city and the surrounding mountains. The FestungsBahn funicular runs at least every ten minutes.

Oldest funicular in Austria, built in 1892.


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