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Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

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Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

After a wonderful time in Salzburg I am planning to train down to Venice and was wondering which of these routes would be more scenic:

Salzburg - Villach - Venice

Salzburg - innsbruck - Verona - Venice

All opinions welcome please.

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1. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

Salzburg - Innsbruck - Brenner - Bolzano - Verona - Venice.

Try tro get a window seat on the right side of the train.

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2. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

I'd say it's about the same. IF you go via Villach, the leg between Salzburg and Villach is scenic, if you go via Innsbruck-Brenner/Brennero-Bozen/Bolzano-Verona, the leg between Innsbruck and Bozen/Bolzano is scenic. The most scenic leg is when you cross the lagoon between Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia (which is the railstation in Venice).

It will be cheaper via Villach, as it's shorter.

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3. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

That's one vote for each option, any other opinions to help me decide? Thanks in advance.

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4. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

How to book the train tickets for travel from Salzburg to Venice

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5. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

- Railway Station

- Internet www.oebb.at

- Phone: +43 5 1717

- E-Mail

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6. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

If you want to book online, you have to do it in 2 seperate bookings!

oebb.at/pv/…index.jsp

Salzburg Hbf. - Villach Hbf.:

no use to do it online as you pay the same even if you buy 2 minutes before departure from the ticket window or ticket machine

Villach Hbf. - Venezia Santa Lucia:

--> International Ticket

There are offers, tickets are non flexible.

From Villach to Venice, there is either the train (OEC) or the InterCityBUS (ICB).

If you plan to travel by night train, you can one ticket for the entire journey in the International Ticket booking process.

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7. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

I was looking at train from Venice to Villach and Villach to Salzburg. And the change over in Villach is only 3 min. Do you know if that is sufficient time for the changeover?

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8. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

No problem at all if the train from Italy is on time or only slightly delayed. ÖBB would hold the Salzburg-bound train in case of a delay. The system states track 4 for the arriving one from Italy (EC30) and track 5 for the connecting train (OEC 593) to Salzburg . I believe that track 4 and 5 share a platform making a transfer really simple and fast.

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9. Re: Salzburg to Venice - most scenic train route

Thank you!

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