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travel from salzburg to vienna

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travel from salzburg to vienna

please could somebody advise on the best route to take between Salzburg and Vienna. Is there a choice of train routes? We have a 'spare night in between the 2 and would like a suitable stopping off point with some nice scenery and a cheap typically Austrian B & B. Also is it possible to travel partly by boat along the Danube between these 2 towns? If not do they do full day trips from Vienna?

many thanks

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1. Re: travel from salzburg to vienna

The Salzburg-Vienna railway line is the busiest route in Austria. Departures up to 4 times an hour, there are two train operators attempting to attract customers:

Op 1: Austrian Federal Railways (www.oebb.at/en)

Op 2: Westbahn (www.westbahn.at)

Please make also use of the forum's search function in order to get more info on train travel!

Between Salzburg and Vienna there isn't a "perfect" intemediate stop. Logically would be Linz, but this is a (small) city ultimately not matching your criteria. We often recommend here to visit the picturesque Salzkammergut, an area with many lakes, nice little towns and mountains of moderate height - close to Salzburg. You could stay in Bad Ischl and visit famous places such as Hallstatt, St.Wolfgang and of course Bad Ischl itself easily.

Check previous threads to find out more!

Edited: 2:44 pm, January 22, 2014
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2. Re: travel from salzburg to vienna

There is no other alternate direct route as understandably the majority of commuters want to get from Salzburg to Vienna as quickly as possible. Alternative routes taking in some of the alpine villages and towns are possible, but may well require an overnight stop to make them worthwhile. And they would certainly bump up the cost. Mikey's suggestions are among the best.

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