Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal once called Salzburg the heart of the heart of Europe. Centrally located in mainland Europe, Salzburg is easily accessible by air, train or car – Salzburg lies at the heart of Austria and is always easy to reach. 
Once you have arrived in this enchanting convention city, you will find that everything you need is within easy reach you need walking: Salzburg Congress is situated right in the centre of the city of Mozart, you will find shopping, entertainment and world class hotels right on your doorstep.

Arriving by Air

Salzburg’s W. A. Mozart Airport is located only four kilometers from the city center, a fifteen minute journey by taxi or bus. Used by many international airlines and low-cost carriers, Salzburg is directly accessible from cities such as Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt, Leipzig-Halle, Amsterdam, Vienna, Paris, London, Manchester, Stockholm, and Zurich.

As well as its own airport, Salzburg is also connected to Munich Airport by shuttle bus.

Regular ÖBB railjet train service straight from Vienna Airport to Salzburg main station.

Since December 2015 ÖBB Intercity and railjet trains have been providing a direct daytime service twice an hour from Vienna International Airport via Vienna main station - straight to Salzburg main station.

The scheduled journey time form Vienna International Airport to Salzburg main station is 2 hours and 49 minutes.

In total, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) offers 26 ÖBB railjet services and 25 ÖBB Intercity train connections between Vienna International Airport and Salzburg main station.


ÖBB journey planning & Ticketing
Air to rail 2016 

Arrivals / Departures at Vienna International Airport 

Airport map 
For a complete information service for rail travel to, from and within Austria, and to view the current service schedules click here
More info about arrival to Strasbourg by plane available here 

Arriving by Train

Salzburg Train Station is a 5 minutes' walk from Salzburg Congress. Being close to the German border means that, Salzburg has outstanding Eurocity, Intercity and ICE connections to cities across Europe.  You can also catch a local or suburban train to Salzburg from most towns in the region.

More info available here.

Car and Public Transport

Salzburg is at the centre of the European highway network: the A1 Vienna-Salzburg, the A8 Munich–Salzburg and the A10 Villach–Salzburg all converge in Salzburg. Please remember to purchase a toll sticker if you are driving to Salzburg.

From nearby Salzburg Train Station, you can catch a local train or suburban train to most towns in the region, or a trolley or regional bus to more local destinations.

Click here for more info about car arrivals. 

Click here for more info about public transportation.