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Vienna to Salzburg

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Vienna to Salzburg

I am spending 4 nights in Vienna this Sept. Would it be possible to do a day trip to Salzburg or is that just too far away?

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1. Re: Vienna to Salzburg


We did a day trip to Salzburg without a problem last week.

We left Vienna on the0614 train, arrived in Salzburg at 0853. Cost for 4 second class tickets was 240E. Train was very clean, punctual. Plenty of seats at 0600, but filled up after that. I don't think you need to make reservations ahead of time.

We did the Sound of Music Tour from 9AM to 1PM with Bob's Tours, then followed Rick Steves "Walking Tour" on our own in the aftennoon. We also toured MozartHaus.

We returned on the 1610 train to Vienna, arrived at 1930 (much longer on return trip). Make sure you check the train schedules...some take 2.5 hours, others are 3.3 hours.

Overall, a nice day trip.