Salzburg Airport (SZG) is the second largest international airport in Austria. It serves Salzburg, the fourth-largest Austrian city, as well as a gateway to Austria’s numerous and vast ski areas, including the Ski Amadé region, the largest network of linked ski resorts in Europe.
Local bus: There are several public bus lines that can take you to from the airport to the city centre:
- The bus line nr.2 goes daily every 10/20 minutes between Salzburg main railway station and the airport. Journey time takes approx. 20 min.
- The bus line nr.10 runs every 10 minutes from the airport via Salzburg city centre (15 min) to Salzburg-Sam.
- The bus line nr.27 goes daily every 15/20 minutes from the airport via Wals/Viehhausen to the railway station. Journey time takes approx. 40 min.
The price of the bus ticket is 2,10€
Train: There is no direct railway connection to the airport, so the best way to reach the train station is by taking the city bus nr. 2 which goes at regular intervals between Salzburg “Hauptbahnhof” (main railway station) and Salzburg Airport.
Taxi services: Taxis are available outside the arrivals terminal to take you to the Hauptbahnhof railway station (a short walk from the centre of Salzburg). The journey takes between 10 and 20 minutes, and costs about €14.
Transfer: If you have a lot of suitcases, or travel with children, you can book the door-to-door transfer in advance. The driver will wait for you in the Arrivals area with your name sign, and the company monitors your flight arrival so don’t worry if your plane is late, the driver will know.
Renting a car at Salzburg Airport: Car rental companies available at Salzburg Airport include Avis, Europcar, Federal, Hertz, Megadrive, Sixt and Sunny Cars. To avoid being left without the car, book it online.
Renting a bus at Salzburg Airport: In case you are coming with a larger group of people (10+), the best option is to rent a bus prior to your arrival. After doing so, the bus rental companies will inform you on the pick-up point.
From SZG to Bad Gastein: Although it is not directly connected, you can get from Salzburg Airport to Bad Gastein by combining airport bus to the train station (5€), and then taking a train to Bad Gastein (12€). If there’s no ticket machine, buy from the driver and tell him, that you want to go to Bad Gastein.
FAQ – bus and transport from Salzburg airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: That will not be a problem as there are several bus lines running all day 10-20 minutes but in case you miss them all, get yourself a taxi which is available 24/7.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: There are several hotels in the proximity of the airport:
- Airport Hotel Salzburg (4*) – 500 m from the airport; free Wi-Fi and parking; laundry service
- Hotel Himmelreich (4*) – 1 km from the airport; offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and laundry service
- Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg (4*) – 1 km from the airport; free Wi-Fi, free breakfast; laundry service
Q: I would like to spend one day in Salzburg in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take one of the buses which take you directly from the airport to the city centre and are the most convenient way of transportation. You can leave your luggage at the airport for 4€ per item (for 24 hours). The service is located in the waiting hall for departures, next to the restrooms.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Salzburg. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
A: To visit nearby cities the best option would be to go to the train station first and from there take a bus or a train which will get you to your destination. The most popular routes from Salzburg are Salzburg – Vienna, Salzburg – Linz and Salzburg – Graz. You can get more info about other routes on getbybus.com.
Q: Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs at the airport, working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.