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Take the 158 road east out of Salzburg heading towards Bad Ischl. The 158 is a very scenic road passing Fuschlsee and Wolfgangsee before reaching the historic town of Bad Ischl. You then take the 145 to Bad Goisern and switch to the 166 and L547 before arriving in Hallstatt.
A) Bus 150 to Bad Ischl, train from Bad Ischl to Hallstatt railway station, ferry across the lake to the village.
B) Train to Attnang Puchheim, train from Attnang Puchheim to Hallstatt railway station, ferry across the lake to the village.
C) Bus 150 to Bad Ischl, bus 542 heading to Gosau and switch to bus 543.
Travel costs one way for option A
Travel costs one way for option B
For the train from Salzburg to Attnang Puchheim there is a new train operator called Westbahn.
The cost of an adult ticket from Salzburg to Attnang Puchheim is €7.50. You would then need to purchase a ticket for Attnang Puchheim to Hallstatt from Austrian Railways. This could be the ERT (See below) or a full price ticket at €14.30 per adult depending on number of people travelling.
Travel costs one way for option C
Is a ticket for two to five people and is valid on ÖBB’s regional(R), regional express(REX) and S-Bahn trains. You can use Monday to Friday 09:00 to 03:00 on the following day. Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 00:01 until 03:00 on the following day. The price is €36 if you purchase from an ÖBB ticket machine.There is a supplement if you buy from a ticket office.
Austrian railways sell combination tickets that include the cost of the trains, ferry and admission to the salt mine in Hallstatt.
On a non-working day it's normally better value to purchase the ERT train ticket if a group or family is travelling. If it's a working day this ticket should be considered.
Travel Time Examples
A) Leave Salzburg main bus station on the 150 bus at 08:15 arrive at Hallstatt village at 11:11.
B) Using the ERT the first valid train on a working day departs at 10:39 and you arrive at Hallstatt railway station at 13:24. If the ERT is used on a bank holiday or at the weekend you could depart at 08:39 and arrive at Hallstatt railway station at 11:24.(There is also an earlier train departing at 07:43 on Saturdays only)
B) Using standard railway tickets you could depart Salzburg at 07:12 and arrive at Hallstatt railway station at 09:24.
C) Leave Salzburg main bus station on the 150 bus at 08:15 arrive at Hallstatt village at 10:57.
On a working day A or C is the recommended option. Because of the arrival time in Hallstatt for option B using ERT. However option B should be considered if you are purchasing the ÖBB combination ticket becuase this includes standard train tickets.
On a non-working day option B ERT makes sense for a group of people as it’s cheaper.
Retain your ferry ticket and present when you order at the Heritage Café/Restaurant and you will get a €1 discount off a Cake and Coffee/Tea.
To plan your trip use the excellent ÖBB route planner.
Stop names in Hallstatt are called
If searching for valid trains using the ERT ticket. Select Einfach Raus Ticket under products and Hallstatt Bahnhst as the destination. If searching for buses, trains (non ERT valid) & ferries select Hallstatt Markt as the destination. If searching for buses to Hallstatt select Hallstatt Lahn as the destination.