Salzburg to Schladming by train

How to take the rail journey from Salzburg to Schladming

If you want to take in winter sport on a day trip from Salzburg then Schladming is an excellent location to head to, as its network of ski lifts to the Planai West resort. are less than a 10 min walk from the station.



From Salzburg Hbf to Schladming

Journey Summary

Travel Time
1hr 36min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Graz

Type of scenery: Mountain

5 X trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

The discounted tickets are the 'Sparscheine' tickets and they can be booked online up until the day of departure, but they can't be booked at stations, so booking last minute at the station is always more expensive.

Though you'll usually need to book the 'Sparscheine' tickets at least a couple of days ahead to obtain them at the cheapest possible price.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
OBB from €9

OBB Guide

OBB is the national rail operator and its booking service offers journeys by express trains within Austria, as well as international journeys which don't involve making a connection outside of Austria.

It pays off to book online, as the discounted 'Sparscheine' tickets are only ever made available on the website, and when making international journeys to and from Austria, these Sparscheine tickets tend to be cheaper.
OBB can offer particularly good value for money when travelling with children on international rail journeys, but something to watch out for when travelling between Austria and Germany on daytime trains, is that reservations are an optional extra; but if you book 1st class tickets with the Germany railways website DB, the reservations are complimentary.

OBB often takes a unique approach to its booking path, but a key thing to keep in mind is that the first price you will see for any journey is that of a Second Class seat.
The costs of upgrading to first class, a reservation, or a sleeping cabin etc, is then added to this price.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)River views

Good to Know

The base station of the lifts up to the Planai mountain is under 10 mins walk from Schladming rail station.
Turn right when you reach the road on the other side of the car park in front of the station and cross the wooden bridge, which you'll see on the left.

Trust us, despite the lack of images, this is one of Austria's most scenic long distance train journeys.

As the train heads south from Salzburg to Bischofshofen, it travels through a spectacular river valley.
Then from Bischofshofen, virtually all the way to Schladming the train travels through a series of alpine valleys, with mountain views from both sides of the train.

Why don't we have any images? Well on our most recent travel itinerary, we travelled to Austria mainly so that we could take this journey, but a storm blew in on the day, so there was nothing to see except raindrops.

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