This journey guide focusing on taking the direct trains as there is no need to make a connection when travelling by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Salzburg.
However, if their timings don't suit, it's possible to set off in any hour during the day and make a comparatively straightforward transfer in Munchen hbf.
Final Destination: Klagenfurt or Graz;
All trains also call at: Munchen and Prien am Chiemsee
4 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains; though it can be cheaper to book this journey if you're happy to change trains.
On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have:
Use the earlier/later buttons to search for the cheapest ticket prices.
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day- so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
It can also be particularly worthwhile comparing prices on the national ticket agents for this journey - when the cheapest tickets have sold out on the DB (German railways website), they can still be available on the OBB (Austrian railways wesite) and vice versa.
Reservations are highly recommended for this journey - If you book a First Class ticket on DB your seat(s) will be assigned, but OBB will charge a reservation fee for First class tickets.
You will have to pay to add a reservation when booking second class tickets, no matter which ticket agent you use.
Reservations are optional, but recommended if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
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The train will reverse direction on departure from Stuttgart Hbf and Munchen Hbf.
This is a pleasant rather than stunningly beautiful journey, the most scenic part of the train ride comes between Stuttgart and Ulm.
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