Bicycle

Salzburg is one of Austria’s most bike-friendly cities. It has an extensive network of scenic cycling trails heading off in all directions, including along the banks of the Salzach River. See www.movelo.com for a list of places renting out electric bikes (e-bikes).

A Velo Just across the way from the tourist office.

Bus

Bus drivers sell single (€2.60), 24-hour (€5.70) and weekly tickets (€16). Single tickets bought in advance from machines are slightly cheaper. If you’re planning on making several trips, tickets are cheaper still (€1.90 each), but only in units of five. Kids under six travel for free, while all other children pay half-price.

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 Altstadt.

Information and timetables are available at www.salzburg-verkehr.at.

Bus Taxi

‘Bus taxis’ operate from 11.30pm to 1.30am (to 3am on weekends) on fixed routes, dropping off and picking up along the way, for a cost of €4.50. Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz is the departure point for suburban routes on the left bank, and Theatergasse for routes on the right bank.

Car & Motorcycle

Parking places are limited and much of the Altstadt is only accessible on foot, so it’s easier to leave your car at one of 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 Mönchsberg (€22 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 (€4.50, or €0.70 for 28 minutes) from 9am to 7pm on weekdays.

For car hire, try Avis, Europcar or Hertz.