Salzburg Main Station
Offering numerous domestic as well as international connections, Salzburg Main Station is the most important rail hub in Western Austria. And because it lies right on the border with Germany, the station is administered jointly by Austrian Railways (ÖBB) as well as German Rail (DB).
The history of Salzburg Main Station extends all the way back to the 19th century. Its completion in 1860 marked an important milestone in transportation for Salzburg. Various connections with neighboring Bavaria, along with Eurocity, Intercity and ICE connections essentially around the world, make travel to and from the City of Mozart particularly attractive.
The station in its brand-new splendor
From 2009 to 2014, the station underwent a complete renovation and remodeling, since when it has radiated a very modern look. The only relics from its long history: the historically listed central platform as well as the main entrance hall. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the station into the city. Right next to the main station is Forum1, a big Shopping mall with numerous shops, restaurants and a grocery store. A number of hotels are also located nearby.
Connections to local transport
The S-Bahn is a suburban rail line connecting the city to surrounding communities. Running on a 35-kilometer-long rail network, the Salzburger Lokalbahn transports around 15,000 passengers daily between the city and the northern Flachgau region. On Südtiroler Platz, the big plaza which lies directly in front of the station, travelers are able to transfer from ÖBB and DB trains to a wide variety of public buses. If you happen to drive to Salzburg by car, take advantage of one of the 110 Park+Ride spaces located at the station. A travel agency as well as luggage lockers are also available. The taxi stand is located to the right of the main entrance as you leave the station.
Important Bus Connections
- Salzburg Main Station - Salzburg Historic District: Obus lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 – Travel Time: 10 minutes
- Salzburg Main Station – Salzburg Exhibition Center: Obus line 1 – Travel Time: 12 minutes
- Salzburg Main Station - Salzburg Airport: Obus line 2 – Travel Time: 19 minutes