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
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.
- From Salzburg Airport to Salzburg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz
- From Salzburg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz to Salzburg Airport
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.