SalzburgAustria: Getting Around / Transport

Hauptbahnhof Main Train StationTabak StandSalzburg CardSüdtirolerplatz Bus StationTrolley BusSound of Music Hop On Hop Off BusBike RentalBus Taxi

Although the best way to get around the city is by foot because the distance of the attractions to each other is at a reasonable walking time, there are other options in getting around the city. There are car and bicycle rentals that are available with the tour and ticket assistance of the hotels. There are also touring companies that offer a private car with a driver along with a private tour. There are modes of public transport available in the city like the city bus and tram, bus taxi, and taxis. In using public transport in getting around the city, visitors have an option to purchase a "Salzburg Card". It is a card inclusive of free single admission to all the city's attraction, free use of any public transport throughout the city including fortress funicular, panorama boat & cable car in Untersberg, discounts for cultural events, and discounts for selected tours and excursions. The price depends on how long the visitor will be staying; €26 for 24 hours, €35 for 48 hours, €41 for 72 hours. If a Salzburg Card is not preferred, regular fares must be paid upon use of public transport.

Trams and buses operate on the same ticket system. A single journey usually costs €2.10 if purchased from the driver or €1.90 if bought from a ticket machine or Tabak stand. There are also 24-hour tickets; €5 for adults and €2.50 for children. The network of the city buses, StadtBus, are numbered 1 to 8 with different routes. Südtiroler Platz is the main bus station that is located outside Hauptbahnhof. Night buses are also available until 12:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights that connects to Lokalbahn trains departing from Hauptbahnhof.

Other options in getting around the city are bus taxis, taxis and bicycle rental. Bus taxis cost €3 for a single trip. It has 12 fixed routes that operate from 11:30 p.m. t0 1:30 a.m., but during weekends, it extends its operation until 3 a.m. If planning to go somewhere late at night, taxis are the best option. It is abundant that it can be found circling the Old Town and parked at a taxi depot in front of Hauptbahnhof. The meter starts at €3.60 and charge €.90 for the additional per kilometer distance. Bicycle rental is also a reliable option because there are over 100 kilometer of bike paths that is offered in the city which is often faster than taking a bus. Most hotels offer bike rentals for €7 per day. There are also Hop on Hop Off city bus tour that area available in getting around the city.

In getting around the city, visitors should adhere the traffic rules and be cautious to avoid unwanted inconvenience.