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 for a list of places renting out electric bikes (e-bikes).

A Velo Just across the way from the tourist office.


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

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.