Located in the north of Austria, on the border with German Bavaria, Salzburg is a beautiful city, lying on the Salzach river and protected by towering mountains, just a few kilometers from the Salzkammergut (Unesco heritage from 1997).
Seductive and fascinating as a beautiful woman, Salzburg is counted among the most romantic cities in the world; it is said that there were three princes-bishops, lovers of art and Italy, who transformed, between the sixteenth and seventeenth century, what was a small town, in a real jewel of baroque urbanization.
So, do not delay and set off to discover this wonderful city.
HOW TO GET
The plane is the quickest and most convenient solution to reach the Austrian city. WA Mozart Airport is located only 3,1 km southwest of the city center, and just 2 km from the Austrian-German border. The airport is one of the landmarks for skiers, as it serves the vast region of Ski Amadé, the second largest ski area in the whole of Europe. Moreover, it is well connected, with direct flights, with the main European destinations.
Thanks to the short distance from the airport, you can reach the center by public transport, in less than 20 minutes. You can choose between city buses and trains, or alternatively to the more expensive taxis and private transfer buses.
In our opinion, the buses are very comfortable and efficient. They leave and all arrive from the airport. The bus n.10 for Salzburg-Sam, connect the center in just 15 minutes, with a frequency of 10 '; the bus 2 connects the airport and Railway Central Station in 20 minutes, with frequencies from 10 (weekdays) to 20 '(Sundays and holidays); finally, the bus 27 with route via Wals / Viehhausen to the train station, door to the center in about 35 '.
Alternatively, the 2 railway line, make regular connections between the airport and Central Station, that is, the Central train station. All the info and connections of the airport are available on our official page. from this link.
The railway network, Osterreichische Bundesbahnen connects Salzburg to major Austrian cities such as Vienna, Munich, Innsbruck and Zurich; It is known for its efficiency and comfort.
In our opinion, getting to Salzburg by train could be a fascinating and comfortable solution, as you can admire the Austrian landscape on the way through incredible scenery; we advise you to keep the camera close at hand!
If you plan to bring your bicycle with you, remember that almost all trains have a car used for their transport.
The train will allow you to reach, in just 25 minutes, the town of Oberndorf; here a chapel is located inside which, for the first time, the Christmas carol known throughout the world was performed, Stille Nacht (Astro del Ciel).
For info we recommend a visit to the official website of the railways: www.Oebb.at
The bus is, in our opinion, an excellent solution. Especially in case you chose to travel on board the most convenient means Eurolines o Flixbus. These are modern and comfortable buses with extremely low rates. The ideal is to leave late in the evening; travel the night and arrive early in the morning the following day. In this way, in addition to paying a little, you earn a whole day to visit the city. And it's not cheap. Travel from Rome or Milan, with rates starting from 32,00 €.
The Austrian city is easily reachable by car from different directions. Coming from Germany, you can comfortably reach Salzburg via the Munich-Salzburg motorway.
A1 connects the city with Vienna and Linz, while A10 connects it with Graz and Klagenfurt. We remind you that to circulate in Austria, "cartoons"; it is a stamp, also available at the border, in gas stations.
Arriving from Italy: dat the Brenner (A22) - After the Brenner motorway take the A13 in direction Innsbruck and then in the direction of Salzburg via the motorways A12, E45, E60. Travel time from the border around 2.30h.
From Tarvisio (A23) - In Austrian territory continue towards Villach (A2) and then follow in the direction of Salzburg on A10, E55, E60. Travel time from the border around 2.30h.