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By Plane

The Salzburg Airport-W. A. Mozart, Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95 (tel. 0662/8580; www.salzburg-airport.com), lies 3km (2 miles) southwest of the city center. It has regularly scheduled air service to all Austrian airports, as well as to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, London, Paris, and Zurich. Major airlines serving the Salzburg airport are Austrian Airlines (tel. 0662/854511), Air France (tel. 01/502222400), Lufthansa (tel. 081010/258080), and Tyrolean (tel. 0662/854533).

Bus no. 2 runs between the airport and Salzburg's main rail station. Departures are every 10 to 20 minutes (Sun and public holidays every 30 min.), and the 20-minute trip costs 2€ ($3.20) one-way. By taxi it's only about 15 minutes, but you'll pay at least 12€ to 18€ ($19-$29).

By Train

Salzburg's main rail station, the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, Südtirolerplatz (tel. 05/1717; www.oebb.at), is on the major rail lines of Europe, with frequent arrivals not only from all the main cities of Austria, but also from other European cities such as Munich. Between 5:30am and 11:40pm, trains arrive every 30 minutes from Vienna (trip time: 2 1/2-3 1/2 hr.). A one-way fare costs 44€ ($71). There are 19 daily trains from Innsbruck (trip time: 2 hr.). A one-way fare costs 34€ ($54). Trains also arrive every 30 minutes from Munich (trip time: 90 min.-2 hr.), with a one-way ticket costing 29€ ($46).

From the train station, buses depart to various parts of the city, including the Altstadt (Old Town), or you can walk from the rail station to the Old Town in about 20 minutes. The rail station sells tickets and has a currency exchange and storage lockers.

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By Car

Salzburg is 336km (209 miles) southwest of Vienna and 153km (95 miles) east of Munich. It's reached from all directions by good roads, including Autobahn A8 from the west (Munich), A1 from the east (Vienna), and A10 from the south. Route 20 comes into Salzburg from points north and west, and Route 159 serves towns and cities from the southeast.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.