Salzburg’s international airport W.A. Mozart receives many international direct flights each day. The airport is approximately four kilometres west of the city centre. You can go to the main train station with bus nr. 2 and to the city center with bus nr. 10. It operates during the day every 10 minutes and every 20 minutes in the evenings. An adult ticket for the bus journey costs € 2,00 and can be purchased from machines or directly from the bus driver (extra charge). It is also possible to take a taxi.
If a direct flight to Salzburg is not possible, most people fly into either Vienna or Munich, Germany, and then continue on to Salzburg via the Österreichischen Bundesbahn (ÖBB = Austrian Railway Company) or with the Deutsche Bahn (DB = German Railway Company).
In Vienna you can take the train directly from the airport to the main station in Salzburg. In Munich you have to take the S-Bahn (lines 1 or 8) to get to the main station in Munich, from where you can take the train to Salzburg.
There is also the possibility to book a pick up service of “Salzburger Mietwagen und Reise-Service GmbH“. This service will transfer you from the airport to the address of your choice in Salzburg. This service needs to be booked three working days in advance:
By Train to Salzburg Because of its location, it is easy to reach Salzburg by train. The Salzburg Central Train Station (“Hauptbahnhof”) is close to the city centre. Many local and regional buses stop at the plaza in front of the station for passenger pick-up and drop-off (5:00 am to 11.30 pm).
By Car The Austrian motorways, so-called “Autobahnen“ provide the best access to Salzburg by car. The Westautobahn A1 from Vienna via Linz provides access from the East. The A8 (Munich, Germany / Innsbruck, Austria) provides access from the West and the A10 Villach/Graz comes from the South (Italy and Slovenia).
Salzburg’s public transport system is very well-developed. All of the city’s major areas are accessible by one of the environmentally friendly city buses. Bus stops are clearly indicated by signs. Single tickets have to be validated at the validating machine on the bus before each trip. Weekly and monthly tickets need to be validated only once.
You can reach our campus by bus Nr 3, 5, 8 and 27 heading southbound. Our bus stop is called “Akademiestraße” (3, 8), “Erzabt-Klotz-Straße” (5) or "Sportzentrum Nonntal" (27).
The Salzburg Public Transportation Service Center is located in the basement of the Central Station, Salzburger Lokalbahnhof, Südtiroler Platz. There that you can get tickets, information and other material.