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How to Get From Munich to Salzburg by Train

Just a short train ride separates Germany's beer brewing city Munich and Austria's Salzburg - home to the Sound of Music. The journey takes just a couple of hours by modern high-speed train. We'll tell you everything you need to know to make this journey yourself

Video train route Munich - Salzburg

Train options for Munich to Salzburg

Map with train route Munich to Salzburg


High-speed train

Travel time

1hr 28 minutes

Seat reservations



Munich (München) Hbf -
Salzburg Hbf

Traveling by high-speed train

    Railjet high-speed train
Railjet high-speed train

The fastest way to travel from Munich to Salzburg is on board the Railjet high-speed train. This state-of-the-art train will get you there in just 1 hour and 28 minutes. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

If you're traveling with a Eurail Pass you can simply hop on board this train. Seat reservations are optional. We recommend making a reservation during busy periods, and if you're traveling in a group and want to sit together.

Eurail Passes

Eurail Pass cover

The Eurail Pass is a train pass that lets you travel on nearly every train in Europe. It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your vacation plans.


See all Eurail Passes.