Salzburg Airport, a 20-minute bus ride from the centre, has regular scheduled flights to destinations all over Austria and Europe. Low-cost flights from the UK are provided by Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) and EasyJet (www.easyjet.com). Other airlines include British Airways (www.britishairways.com) and Jet2 (www.jet2.com).
Salzburger Verkehrsverbund makes it easy to reach the province’s smaller villages. Buses depart from just outside the Hauptbahnhof on Südtiroler Platz, where timetables are displayed. Bus information and tickets are available from the information points on the main station concourse.
For more information on buses in and around Salzburg and an online timetable, see www.postbus.at.
Buses leave hourly for the Salzkammergut region:
Bad Ischl €10.70, 1½ hours
Mondsee €6.80, 37 to 53 minutes
St Gilgen €6.80, 47 minutes
St Wolfgang €9.80, 1¾ hours
Car & Motorcycle
Three motorways converge on Salzburg to form a loop around the city: the A1/E60 from Linz, Vienna and the east; the A8/E52 from Munich (Germany) and the west; and the A10/E55 from Villach and the south. The quickest way to Tyrol is to take the road to Bad Reichenhall in Germany and continue to Lofer (B178) and St Johann in Tirol.
Salzburg has excellent rail connections with the rest of Austria from its recently revamped Hauptbahnhof.
Trains leave frequently for Vienna (€54.10, 2½ to three hours) and Linz (€27.50, 1¼ hours). There is a two-hourly express service to Klagenfurt (€41.20, three hours).
The quickest way to Innsbruck is by the ‘corridor’ train through Germany; trains depart at least every two hours (€47.20, two hours) and stop at Kufstein. Direct trains run at least hourly to Munich (€32, 1½ to two hours); some of these continue to Karlsruhe via Stuttgart.
There are also several trains daily to Berlin (€150, five to 8½ hours), Budapest (€93.80, 5¼ hours), Prague (€98.90 to €125.60, 7½ hours) and Venice (€59, six to nine hours).
For timetables, see www.svv-info.at.