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Salzburg

Getting around

Bus & tram

Bus

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 taxi

‘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.

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Car & motorcycle

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)

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Local transport

Taxi

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.

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Bicycle

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.

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