Munich to Salzburg by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $16.77
  2. 30 day advance $17.47
  3. 7 day advance $23.76
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 25m
  • Distance
    117 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Munich to Salzburg by train

Fast trains from Munich to Salzburg take around 1 hour and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 117 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Munich and Salzburg.

1. Are there direct trains from Munich to Salzburg?

Direct trains from Munich to Salzburg have been found.

We usually find around 60 direct trains on the route from Munich to Salzburg every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 64 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Munich to Salzburg?

The Munich to Salzburg train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Munich to Salzburg train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Salzburg is usually scheduled to depart Munich around 05:47 and the last train is around 23:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Munich around 05:46, and the last at 23:59.

What's the Munich to Salzburg train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Munich to Salzburg are $16.77.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $17 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $23. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Munich to Salzburg train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Munich to Salzburg by train.

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Which train companies operate between Munich and Salzburg?

More than one train company operates on the route from Munich to Salzburg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Euro City
  • Euro Night
  • EuroNight
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City
  • Intercity
  • Intercités
  • Meridian
  • Night Jet
  • Night train
  • RJX
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Salzburg to Munich by train

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Regional Train or Railjet or EuroCity

For many travellers from Britain (and elsewhere in northern Europe), this short train ride is a common first taste of Austria. It has exceptional scenery.

Munich to Salzburg

Trains for Salzburg all run to the Hauptbahnof in Salzburg. Most of the trains running on this route are Regional Express trains (branded as Meridian services). They make about a dozen stops along the way. There are also a number of Railjet and EuroCity services on the Munich to Salzburg route.

There is a feast of fine scenery on this short ride from Munich to Salzburg. Sit on the right side of the train for the best views of the Alps.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.