Bus drivers sell single (€1.80), 24-hour (adult/child €4.20/2.10) and weekly tickets (€11.70). Single tickets bought in advance from Tabak (tobacconist) shops are cheaper (€1.60 each) and are sold in units of five. Children under six years travel free.
Bus routes are shown at bus stops and on some city maps; buses 1 and 4 start from the Hauptbahnhof and skirt the pedestrian-only old town.
‘Bus taxis’ operate from 11.30pm to 1.30am (3am on weekends) on fixed routes, dropping off and picking up along the way, for a cost of €3.50. Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz is the departure point for suburban routes on the left bank, and Theatergasse for routes to the right bank.
Parking places are limited and much of the old town is only accessible by foot, so it may be better to avoid taking your car in – there are three park-and-ride points to the west, north and south of the city. The largest car park in the centre is the Altstadt Garage under the Mönchsberg. Expect to pay around €14 per day; some restaurants in the centre will stamp your ticket for a reduction. Rates are lower on streets with automatic ticket machines (blue zones); a three-hour maximum applies (€3 or €0.50 for 30 minutes) 9am to 7pm on weekdays.
Car rental offices include:
Avis (87 72 78; Ferdinand-Porsche-Strasse 7)
Europcar (87 16 16; Gniglerstrasse 12)
Hertz (87 66 74; Ferdinand-Porsche-Strasse 7)
Taxi fares start at €3 plus around €2 per kilometre. To book a radio taxi, call 81 11 or 17 15. There’s a huge taxi rank outside the main train station.
Salzburg has an excellent cycling network and hiring your own set of wheels is a carbon-neutral, hassle-free way of exploring the city and its surrounds. Next to the Hauptbahnhof, Top Bike (06272-46 56; www.topbike.at; Südtiroler Platz 1; 10am-5pm Apr-Oct, 9am-5pm Jul & Aug) rents bikes for around €15 per day (half-price for kids). The Salzburg Card offers a 20% discount off these rates.