How to take the rail journey from Salzburg to the Austrian capital

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Salzburg to Wien / Vienna by train

On the route between Salzburg and Wien trains operated by Westbahn compete with the Railjet trains operated by Austria's national rail company OBB, check the 'Train Guides' to compare the on board experiences.

Aside from the journey times, ticket availability/booking and the on-board facilities, a key difference between the two services is that they arrive at different stations in Wien/Vienna.
So it can be worth checking your ultimate destination in the city and working out your optimum onward connections, as the stations that these trains use, aren't in the city centre.

The Railjets arrive at the city's main station Wien Hbf, which is served by line U1 of the city's subway/metro; and they also call at Wien Meidling, which is on line U6.
Most of the Railjet trains also continue beyond the city centre to the station at the airport, Wien Flughafen.

In contrast the Westbahn services live up to their name and they arrive at the city's former main station, Wien Westbahnhof, it is served by lines U3 and U6.

Routes you can take to go from Salzburg to Wien / Vienna

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking a Railjet
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 22min - 2hr 53 min



Travel Info

1 - 2 x trains per hour

Route Information

Option 2: taking a Westbahn train
Station Guides
Looking down on the passage way beneath the platforms/tracks/gleis
Salzburg Hbf Rail Station Guide
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Wien Westbahnhof Guide Coming soon...
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 28 min



Travel Info

1 x  train per hour

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