Worgl (REX trains)
Saalfelden (S-Bahn trains)
Monday - Friday
The train service between Salzburg and Zell am See is split between REX (regional trains) and S-Bahn (commuter trains); the S-Bahn trains are the slower of the two services.
However, until 16:00 the timetable is arranged so that in one hour (the even hours) there are no direct trains, but in the odd hours the faster REX trains depart around 20 mins before the S-Bahn train.
Hence the REX trains depart in every other hour (the odd hours) until around 19:15 and then there is a gap of more than three hours in the service of direct trains, until the final S-Bahn of the train departs after 22:00.
Saturday - Sunday
At weekends before 19:00 there are no REX trains, but the service of S-Bahn trains is supplemented by an IC train and a Railjet train.
If you want/need to depart Salzburg in the hours when there are no direct trains, you can take trains from Salzburg to Schwarzach-St Veit and make a simple connection there for Zell am See.
Mon - Fri = 16 x trains per day
Sat/Sun = 9 x trains per day
On Saturdays the regular train service is supplemented by a Railjet train which departs Salzburg at 14:15.
Book early and save: No
Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the station immediately before departure.
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Ski resort connections from Zell am See:
For Saalbach-Hinterglemm take bus 680 (direction Hinterglemm - Mitterlengau).
PostBus line/route 680 departs hourly during the day and the journey to Saalbach takes less than 30 mins.
For Kaprun take PostBus route 660 (direction Tauern Platz).
PostBus line/route 660 departs hourly during the day and the journey to Kaprun takes only 20 mins.
Bus times can be looked up and tickets can be booked here.
Look up the journey to the ski resorts on OBB and you can see the connections for both the train and the bus, but you can only purchase tickets for the train.
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