How to get from Munich Airport to Salzburg
You have 3 transfer options when travelling from Munich airport to the city of Salzburg: Taxi, Train and Bus. The fastest, but most expensive option is by Munich airport taxi. The ride costs around 238€ and takes approximately 2 hours. A less convenient and cheaper option is the train. Train tickets cost 25€ and the average travel time is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Taking the bus is the most inexpensive, but slow method of getting to Salzburg. The price of a regular bus ticket is only 15€, yet the journey takes around 3 hours.
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How to get from Munich airport to Salzburg by train
Unfortunately, there is no direct train line from Munich airport to Salzburg. First, you will have to use the S8 train line from the airport towards Ostbahnhof east train station. Trains depart from the airport every 10 minutes and they take around 31 minutes to reach the east station of Munich. Next, you can take a Regional Express or Meridian train towards Salzburg Hauptbahnhof main train station. Those trains run between the two location every hour and the average travel time is 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Waiting time is around an hour.
Regional Express and Meridian trains operate from Ostbahnhof station towards Salzburg from 06:01 a.m to 11:59 p.m.
How much is the train from Munich airport to Salzburg?
One way standard train tickets to Salzburg cost 25€. In essence, you are buying a Bayern-ticket which is valid for every rail and bus throughout Bavaria for a whole day. Moreover, a single Bayern-ticket can cover up to five people: 25€ for one person and a further 6€ for every additional. Therefore, a Bayern-ticket for five travellers would cost 49€.
Tickets can be purchased from the S-Bahn ticket counters or the automated ticket machines on the Airport Train Station.
Where do I get it from?
The Airport Train Station is located on the basement level of the central area (between Terminal 1 and 2). Just follow the S-green signs once you exit the arrivals hall.
Once you arrive at Ostbahnhof train station go to the information desks in order to find where is your train's platform.
Travelling to Salzburg from the airport of Munich by train is a very popular method among tourists. However, having to change trains after a long flight can be a little challenging.
There are also high-speed trains that travel from Munich to Salzburg, such as the Eurocity, Intercity and Railjet. However, they are more expensive and usually depart only from Hauptbahnhof main train station.
The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Animals in pet carriers can travel for free.
S1 train line stops at Ostbahnhof as well. However, the trip is very long.
How to get from Munich airport to Salzburg by taxi
Taking a Munich airport taxi is by far the most convenient and fast method to get from Munich airport to the metropolitan area of Salzburg. Licensed Munich taxis can be easily recognized by their cream color and yellow roof signs. Under normal traffic condition, the taxi trip to Salzburg should not take more than 2 hours.
Taxi fare from Munich airport to Salzburg
Munich taxis do not have an official flat rate for the route from the airport to Salzburg. A taximeter will calculate the price of the journey, depending on distance. However, the average price is 238€. Additional charges may apply to your trip, including tolls, surcharges, or other fees.
It is advisable to negotiate a fixed price with your driver for such long trips.
Where do I get it from?
The official taxi stands can easily be found just outside of each terminal, as well as in the central area on level E03.
When it comes to travelling from Munich airport to Salzburg, taxis provide the best services. In addition, it is ideal to hire a taxi if you are travelling with a group that can split the fare.
Taking a taxi for your transfer to Salzburg is your only option if you arrive at the airport at the very early or late hours.
For long trips, negotiate a fixed price with your driver beforehand.
Never accept taxi services from random individuals.
Make sure that the driver resets the taximeter.
How to get from Munich airport to Salzburg by bus
When it comes to travelling from Munich airport to Salzburg, Flixbus is the only company that operates the route. However, there are only four buses per day that travel directly from the airport to Salzburg Süd P&R. In addition, the bus trip can take longer than 3 hours.
Waiting time is around 3 hours.
Flixbuses run from the airport to Salzburg from 09:30 a.m to 07.30 p.m.
How much is the bus from Munich airport to Salzburg?
Regular bus tickets cost 15€ per person.
Tickets can be purchased online, straight from the bus driver, from the Flixbus ticket counters and the automated ticket machines on the arrivals hall.
Where do I get it from?
The buses of Flixbus depart only from the bus-stop 21 of Terminal 2.
Taking the bus is not very convenient since the journey takes very long. Furthermore, with only four buses departing from the airport on a daily basis, the waiting time can be a burden.
It is possible to pre-book your bus trip to Salzburg as a part of the flight ticket for certain Lufthansa flights.
Salzburg Süd P&R station has multiple bus connections to the city centre of Salzburg.
Children under 3 years of age must be transported in child seats.