The public bus system in Salzburg provides an attractive stress-free way of getting around the city throughout the year.
Public transportation – the eco-friendly way to go
Salzburg boasts a bus network comprised of environmentally friendly electrical trolleybuses (the so-called “Obusse”) as well as regular buses. Take full advantage of the city’s excellent public transit system and do your part to protect our environment. The trolleybuses run at regular 10-minute intervals throughout the daytime, while most other buses come every 15 minutes. Every destination in the city is quick and easy to reach. During the height of the summer holiday period in July and August, the buses operate on a slightly different timetable. Current bus schedules can be found online at www.obus.at.
Single-trip and 24-hour tickets for the core SVV zone are cheaper if you buy them in advance. Practically every tobacconist’s (kiosks displaying a sign that says “Trafik”) sells tickets for public transportation. One of the most inexpensive options is a 24-hour ticket, allowing you to travel back and forth across the city as much and as often as you want. If you expect to spend more than four days in the city, then it’s worth buying a weekly ticket. All tickets bought in advance must be stamped the first time you ride public transportation.
Children ages 6 through 14 ride SVV for the minimum fare.
The “Salzburg Verkehr” App
With the “Salzburg Verkehr” app for iPhone, android and Windows, you will always be able to find the transportation option that’s ideal for you. This app displays all possible connections from your starting point all the way to your destination. (https://salzburg-verkehr.at/timetables/salzburg-traffic-app/?lang=en)
Bus rides are included with your Salzburg Card (Obus lines 1-14; Albus lines: Citybus A, lines 20-28, 34, 35, 151; also trains operating on the Salzburger Lokalbahn line as far as the station in Acharting).