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Vienna Airport to Salzburg & back to Vienna city

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Vienna Airport to Salzburg & back to Vienna city

We're a family of 4 (2 senior citizens) landing @ 19:15hrs @ Vienna int'l airport and wish to proceed straight to Salzburg for a few days & then back to Vienna city for a few days. What's the best way to Salzburg & back? How much time does non-EU citizens need to clear immigration?

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1. Re: Vienna Airport to Salzburg & back to Vienna city

Customs control takes not longer than 5-10 minutes. You will need to go to Vienna Westbahnhof where you have trains every hour. There is a bus from the airport. You can check connections on following website www.oebb.at.

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2. Re: Vienna Airport to Salzburg & back to Vienna city

OK, if you land at 19:15 it is going to realistically take you 30 mins to go through passport control, get your bags, clear customs and get to the bus stop. The next bus would be at 20:05 getting to the station at 20:50. The next train to Salzburg after that is at 21:56 arriving at 00:48. Do you really want to arrive in Salzburg at that time? Much less hassle to stay a night (or more?) in Vienna before travelling on to Salzburg to arrive at a realistic time.

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3. Re: Vienna Airport to Salzburg & back to Vienna city

I would follow Norman's advice and spend the first night in Vienna. You could stay at the Motel One Hotel at West Station, a completely new hotel. The next morning continue to Salzburg from West Station which is located "next door".

If you stay in Vienna for the night, you can also benefit from a better train fare as you could book a discounted ticket with ÖBB (www.oebb.at/en) in advance for the next morning or take a train of the private railway operator WESTBAHN (www.westbahn.at). If you try to catch a train right after landing, it is not advisable to buy a train ticket (of ÖBB) in advance as you can't guarantee getting to the train station on time.

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4. Re: Vienna Airport to Salzburg & back to Vienna city

Thanks.

Would have liked to arrive earlier, but the group feels its better to crash the night in Salzburg & get the whole of the next day to explore than to stay at Vienna & reach Salzburg by Noon

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