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Airport bus Salzburg

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.

How to get from Salzburg Airport to Salzburg

Local bus

There are two public bus lines that can take you to from the airport to the city centre:

Bus line No. 2 goes daily every 10/20 minutes between Salzburg Main Railway Station (Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and the airport. Journey time takes approx. 20 min.

Bus line No. 10 runs every 10 minutes from the airport via Salzburg City Centre (Salzburg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz) to Salzburg-Sam. Journey time is approximately 15 minutes to city centre.

The price of the bus ticket is approximately €2.50 for adults and €1.30 for children (up to 15 years). Tickets can be bought at the Newscorner in Salzburg Airport terminal, from the machine at the bus stop or directly from the driver.

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 No. 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 around 15 to 20 mintes.

Transfers

Another way to travel to Salzburg is with a private, door-to-door transfer from Salzburg Airport to your accommodation in the city. You can also pre-book a transfer to almost any city in Austria from Airport Salzburg that you would like to visit for a hassle-free experience.

Salzburg Airport to Salzburg from 6€ p.p Salzburg Airport to Hallstatt from 19€ p.p Salzburg Airport to Kitzbuhel from 16€ p.p
Salzburg Airport to Mayrhofen from 43€ p.p Salzburg Airport to Saalbach from 19€ p.p Salzburg Airport to Schladming from 21€ p.p
Salzburg Airport to Zell Am See from 17€ p.p Salzburg Airport to Ischgl from 64€ p.p Salzburg Airport to Hinterglemm from 19€ p.p

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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 Salzburg Airport 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 (3€), and then taking a train to Bad Gastein (15€). If there’s no ticket machine, buy from the driver and tell him, that you want to go to Bad Gastein.

Accommodation near Salzburg Airport

Salzburg Airport FAQs

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

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.

I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?

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

I would like to spend one day in Salzburg in between flights. Is that possible?

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.

I am continuing my journey outside Salzburg. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?

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.

Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?

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.

  12Comments

  1. Lesley-Ann Parker   •  

    Hello. I would like to take the bus from Salzburg airport to my Hotel Turnerwit -Linzer Bundesstraße 54, 5023 Salzburg, Austria.
    What bus would I have to take?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Lesley Ann,

      You can take O-Bus 2 from Kröbenfeldstraße (near the airport) and exit at Salzburg Volksschule Gnigl bus stop. The journey takes around 40 minutes.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  2. Patzi and Kahlil   •  

    Hi! I am confused about the airport with the code ZSB. I am aware of SZG, but it appears on Google that there is another airport with the code ZSB that is at the Salzburg Central Train Station. Pardon my utter confusion, but is there another airport located at or next to the main train station there? Please help. Thank you!

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Patzi and Kahlil,

      Salzburg Airport (SZG) is the only airport in Salzburg whereas the code ZSB belongs to the Central Train Station.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  3. Kyle   •  

    Could you please tell me what would be the best bus to take from YoHo hostel to the Salzburg airport? Thank you!

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Kyle,

      The closest bus stop where you can get the bus to Salzburg Airport is located at Salzburg Ernest-Thun-Straße (10 mins by foot from YoHo) and then get on bus line 180.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  4. Lola   •  

    Hi, I’m trying to figure out if there is way to take a train directly to or near the aiport in Salzburg. I’ll be coming from Munich by train to Salzburg to head back out of town. Are there at least taxis outside of the train station that can take me directly to the airport?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Lola,

      As it is stated in the blog post, bus line 2 operates every day between the airport and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (main railway station). The link to the bus timetable is also provided in the post.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  5. Sarah   •  

    What time is the first bus from Salzburg Haupbanof to the airport please on a Wednesday? My flight leaves at 0720am

    Thank you

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Sarah,

      The first bus departs from Salzburg Hauptbahhnhof at 05:22 (line 2) and the next one is at 05:37. Journey time is approximately 20 minutes.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  6. Marie   •  

    i have to go from Salzburg airport to Wagrain, what is the fastet and cheapest way to get there at 20.00 pm?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Marie,

      First you need to reach Salzburg Hauptbahnhof and then go by train to St Johann im Pongau where you will transfer to bus line 530 which goes to Wagrain. Not really sure if there is a depature available at this time of the day so I suggest to get informed at the main train station in Salzburg.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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