How to get from Salzburg Airport to Zell am See
Zell am See is considered as one of Austria's most popular travel destination with millions of tourists visiting the resort town throughout the year. The trip from Salzburg airport can be achieved either by the No. 260 bus line or though a private taxi transfer. The bus line No. 260 has available connection every 2 to 3 hours for 13.30€ from the airport and the total trip usually takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes under normal traffic. On the other hand, Salzburg airport taxi rides to Zell am See cost from 130€ to 150€ depending on the time of the year and taxi operator. Similar to buses, most car trips take around 1 hour and 40 minutes from Salzburg airport to Zell am See resort.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €140|| 100min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €26.60|| 100min|| 08:30–18:30|
How to get from Salzburg airport to Zell am See by taxi
Due to the large number of private taxi companies in Austria, taxis at the airport can be found in various colors and sizes. However, the general norm is to operate dark colored vehicles with the well recognized taxi roof sign, in addition to several standard company adds. Although most companies use taximeters as their fare calculator, the prices to Zell am See are usually fixed, since the resort town is quite far from the airport. From Salzburg airport the common fare among taxi companies is 130€ to 150€. Lastly, despite the 77 kilometers, trips to Zell am See take around 1 hour and 40 minutes to to the landscape.
Taxi fare from Salzburg airport to Zell am See
Due to the long distance of Zell am See resort from Salzburg airport, taxi companies prefer to offer fares at fixed prices, in order to attract tourists who like to know prices beforehand, especially the ones that are on a limited budget. The standard fare for a regular sized vehicle is around 140€ on average. The price includes up to three extra passengers along with any luggage and ski equipment that properly fit in the trunk of the car.
From a practical point of view, the taxis would take approximately as much time as the bus to get to Zell am See. Nevertheless, the trip would be much nicer and comfortable inside a private transfer than a shared bus with 50+ people. Moreover, the taxi price can always be shared with other travelers which would make the trip quite affordable as well.
When traveling to popular long distance destinations such as Zell am See, it is advised to refer to the taxi information desk since they could help tourists group together in order to split the total fare.
It is also advised to prebook your taxi to Zell am See because, due to the long distance and popularity of the resort, it might be challenging to find available taxis for long distance connections.
For further information on available taxi companies operating at Salzburg airport you can visit the official Salzburg airport taxi page here.
How to get from Salzburg airport to Zell am See by bus
The bus line No. 260 runs multiple times from Salzburg airport to the popular Zell am See town resort. The bus can be found at the airport station from 8:30 am until 6:30 pm. However, the bus schedule is subject to constant alterations due to the time of the year and current weather. In general the trip from Salzburg airport to the Zell am See resort would take around 1 hour and 45 minutes under normal conditions, while standard tickets from the airport cost 13.30€ .
How much is the bus from Salzburg airport to Zell am See?
Although prices might fluctuate depending on the season, the most common price for the No. 260 bus line is 13.30€ for a regular one way ticket. Reduced ticket options can be purchased as well at 6.70€, intended for children under the age of 15, elderly and students.
1 Hr 45 Min.
Waiting time for the No. 260 is 2 to 3 hours depending on the time of the day.
The No. 260 bus to Zell am See is available from 8:30am to 6:30pm.
Where do I get it from?
The bus station at Salzburg airport for the No. 260 bus line is located in front of terminal 2, which can be reached by heading left after exiting the arrival hall building. Clear guide signage inside the airport can easily help tourists locate the bus station.
The bus line No 260 is the most popular mean of transportation from both Salzburg main station and eventually Salzburg airport to the popular Zell am See resort town. The travel time is similar to that of a private transfer and ticket prices are reasonable and practical. In addition, the bus line No. 260 has plenty of storage for luggage and ski equipment.
Always call the airport in advance to learn about updated schedules for the 260 line because the operating hours are constantly changing due to weather conditions and time of the year.
Unfortunately, tickets for the Line 260 cannot be bought in advance or online, thus there is a risk of missing the bus due to seat unavailability.
Any luggage and equipment of reasonable size can be stored in the 260 bus free of charge.