Trains from Munich to Salzburg are a great way to get from Germany to Austria when you are visiting Europe.
Services between these cities run two times an hour throughout the day, making it easy to find a departure time that works with your schedule.
Trains depart from the Munich Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and arrive at the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. Both are located centrally and are connected to other forms of public transportation. Taxis are also available upon arrival.
The travel time from Munich to Salzburg ranges from 1 hour and 29 minutes to 2 hours flat, depending on what kind of train you take. There are Railjet, Regional-Express, and Eurocity trains that run between these cities. Railjet are the fastest and Regional-Express the slowest.
The cost of a train ticket from Munich to Salzburg varies by time and date, and can cost from 19 euros in second class and 33 euros in first class if you book online in advance and take advantage of Savings Fares.
You can also save money on train tickets if you travel with 2 to 5 people. There are discounted train tickets for which the price is lower than if everyone purchases an individual ticket.
For example, if you plan to travel extensively in Bavaria, a good option is to buy a Bayern Ticket, which is a Deutsche Bahn (DB) train pass for Bavaria. The Bayern Ticket covers Regional-Express trains from Munich to Salzburg, and can be purchased at the Munich train station or online for 22 euros plus 4 euros per additional person after the first.
Reservations on trains from Munich to Salzburg are not required but are strongly recommended, as trains are often crowded.