When you are on the go in the city, your best bet for avoiding stress and hunting for parking spaces is the public transport system. Orientation is easy, because nearly every route leads into the city center. You just board a trolley bus or bus heading into the city (Zentrum) and then explore the historic old town on foot. A ride up to explore the city's landmark, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, is the highlight of every city sightseeing excursion.
Traveling on environmentally friendly public transportation
Salzburg has an environmentally friendly trolley bus system powered by overhead electrical wires and several bus lines. Use our extensive public transport system, because climate protection and clean air are very important to us! The trolley busses run at 10-minute intervals during the day, and most of the bus lines run every 10 minutes. Every destination in the city can be reached quickly and easily.
Pre-purchasing your public transport tickets is always cheaper, for all routes. Almost all tobacconists (kiosks) sell public transportation tickets. A 24-hour ticket is the most economical choice, because it is valid as a bus pass for the entire city.
If you are going to be in the city longer than three days, then the purchase of a one-week pass (Wochenkarte) makes sense. All pre-purchased tickets must be validated as you commence your first ride in a public transport vehicle.
Children from the age of 6 to 14 years ride at a reduced fare.
Night owls in Salzburg and vicinity appreciate the attractive service offered by Salzburg's local railroad. 'BusTaxi' and 'Nachtstern' let you enjoy the city's nightlife to the fullest by making sure you get back home or to your hotel safely.
All public transportation (buses) in the entire city is included in the Salzburg Card.