Transportation to and from Salzburg Airport


What is the distance from Salzburg Airport to the centre of Salzburg?

Salzburg Airport is located on the outskirts of the city, at a distance of 6 kilometres from the city centre (Residenzplatz). It’s a 15-minute drive from Salzburg Airport to the inner city.

From SZG Airport to Salzburg City centre by Car
6 km
15 min

Public transport

Bus to Salzburg

The city centre and railway station of Salzburg are easily accessible by public transport. Two trolley buses run to and from the airport, operated by Obus or ‘Oberleitungsbus’. Obus line 2 (direction Gnigl) takes you in 25 minutes to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, Obus line 10 (direction Sam) needs 20 minutes to take passengers to Salzburg Rathaus in the Old Town of Salzburg. The trolley buses leave every 10 to 20 minutes from the airport, on Sundays and holidays the buses run less frequently.

Bus tickets
The price of a ticket for the bus is € 1.90 if you buy it in advance and € 2.70 if you buy it directly from the bus driver. However, tickets in presale can be purchased only by five (Abgabe nur im 5er-Block). A day ticket valid for 24 hours costs € 4.00 in advance and € 6.00 from the bus driver. At the airport, you can buy tickets at the Kiosk / Newscorner, open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. Qando is a handy app that you can use for route planning and ticket purchase. Public transportation in Salzburg is free for children up to 3 years. Please consult website Obus for more information.

Salzburg Card
If you want to visit the sights in Salzburg and use public transport in the city, then the Salzburg Card is a must. This card gives you access to, among other things, Mozart’s Residence, Mozart’s Birthplace, a panorama boat and the cable cars to the caste of Hohensalzburg and Untersberg, besides public transport is free. You can buy the Salzburg Card for 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours, also the bus ride to and from Salzburg Airport is included in the rate. The prices can be found below, in the high season from May to October the prices are slightly higher.

Prices Single Return
24 hours € 26 € 13
48 hours € 34 € 17
72 hours € 39 € 19,50


Salzburg Card: Free Admission and Free Rides

€ 26

Get free access to all of the top sights and attractions in and around Salzburg with the Salzburg Card. Take advantage of free and unlimited use of public transportation, and enjoy lots of additional discounts and perks at locations across the city.

DomQuartier Salzburg: Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

€ 13

Discover the cultural highlight in the heart of Salzburg with tickets to the DomQuartier. With the audio guide you can explore the states rooms of the Salzburg Residenz, the North Oratory, the Cathedral Museum, the Long Gallery, and St Peter´s Museum.

Salzburg: Mozart Concert with Dinner

€ 69

Experience a Mozart concert with dinner in Salzburg and enjoy delicious specialties made according to original recipes from the musical genius's time. Listen to the wonderful music and admire the colorful costumes in a magnificent setting.


Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

€ 45

Come take a trip through Salzkammergut, ancient mountain retreat of the Habsburg royalty. In the summer months, you will enjoy a cruise on the Wolfgangsee. During the winter months, enjoy a hot cup of coffee and cake.

Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert and Dinner

€ 64

Experience a Classical evening at the Hohensalzburg Fortress and let the sounds of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart enchant you. Enjoy a romantic meal and a truly incredible view of the city.

Highlights of Salzburg and the Surrounding Region

€ 63

Discover more about the history of Salzburg and see the city's beatiful, ancient architecture. After a city tour, spend the afternoon in the countryside, visiting the lakes and picturesque townlets of the Salzburg basin.

Tours and transport

Original Sound of Music Tour

€ 45

Tour Salzburg and enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside as you visit locations used in the filming of "The Sound of Music." You’ll hear songs from the original soundtrack and discover the historical landmarks of this fabled city.

From Salzburg: Berchtesgaden and Königssee

€ 45

A fascinating opportunity to visit the picturesque area of Berchtesgaden in Bavaria incl. the King’s Lake – the prettiest lake in Germany!

Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt from Salzburg

€ 58

Travel through the Salzkammergut to Hallstatt, passing a number of small villages en route. Enjoy a guided tour of Hallstatt. Have the chance to do a Skywalk, take a leisurely lakeside walk, see the Mullbach waterfall, and visit the Bone House.


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