Salzburg Airport (SZG) is the second largest international airport in Austria. It serves Salzburg, the fourth largest Austrian city, as well as the gateway to the numerous and vast ski areas of Austria, including the Ski Amadé region, the largest network of connected ski resorts in Europe.
There are several public bus lines that can take you from the airport to the city center:
- The bus line nr.2 runs daily every 10/20 minutes between the main railway station of Salzburg and the airport. It takes approx. 20 minutes.
- Bus line 10 runs every 10 minutes from the airport through the center of Salzburg (15 minutes) to Salzburg-Sam.
- Bus line 27 runs daily every 15–20 minutes from the airport via Wals / Vihhausen to the train station. It takes approx. 40 min
The cost of a bus ticket is 2,10 €
There is no direct train connection to the airport, so the best way to get to the train station is to take the city bus nr. 2, which runs at regular intervals between the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) and the Salzburg airport.
Taxis are available outside the arrival terminal to reach the Hauptbahnhof train station (within walking distance of the center of Salzburg). The journey takes 10 to 20 minutes and costs about 14 euros.
If you have a lot of luggage or are traveling with children, you can pre-book a door-to-door transfer. The driver will be waiting for you in the arrival area with your name, and the company controls your flight arrival, so do not worry if your plane is late, the driver will find out.
Car rental companies available at Salzburg Airport include Avis, Europcar, Federal, Hertz, Megadrive, Sixt and Sunny Cars. To not stay without a car, book it online.
If you arrive with a larger group of people (10+), it is best to rent a bus before you arrive.
Although it is not directly connected, you can get from Salzburg Airport to Bad Gastein by connecting the bus to the airport to the train station (5 euros), and then take the train to Bad Gastein (12 euros). If there is no ticket machine, buy from the driver and tell him that you want to go to Bad Gastein.
- Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will this be a problem for me to get to the city?
Answer: This will not be a problem, since there are several bus lines operating all day 10-20 minutes, but if you miss everything, take a taxi, which is available around the clock.
- Question: I have an early morning flight from the airport, are there any hotels at the airport where I can stay?
A: There are several hotels near the airport:
- Airport Hotel Salzburg (4 *) — 500 m from the airport; Free Wi-Fi and parking; Laundry
- Hotel Himmelreich (4 *) — 1 km from the airport; It offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and laundry facilities.
- Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg (4 *) — 1 km from the airport; Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast; Laundry
Question: I would like to spend one day in Salzburg between flights. Is it possible
A: Yes, of course. The best way to do this is to take one of the buses that take you directly from the airport to the city center and are the most convenient way of transportation. You can leave your luggage at the airport for 4 euros per item (within 24 hours). The service is located in the lounge for departures, next to the toilets.
- Q: I continue my journey outside Salzburg. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
A: To visit nearby cities, the best option would be to first go to the station, and then take a bus or train that takes you to your destination. The most popular routes from Salzburg — Salzburg — Vienna, Salzburg — Linz and Salzburg — Graz.
- Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs operating around the clock at the airport, but it would be better to exchange money before the trip and have some euros, since the rate will be much higher in place and no currency other than euros will be accepted.