Cheap flights to Salzburg depart from Manchester Airport, and Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports near London. Some flights to Salzburg may also depart from regional airports around the UK. Citizens of the UK do not require a visa to enter Austria. Flights to Salzburg will arrive at Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport. The 2, 8 and 27 bus routes connect the airport to Salaburg city centre. Tickets are available from the newsagents in the airport terminal, and can be purchased from the bus drivers. Taxis can be hired from the taxis stands outside the terminal building.
Salzburg is very compact and plenty of attractions can be reached on foot. The city also has an efficient public transport system. Local buses and trolleybuses are operated by StadtBus. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver, but are cheaper when purchased ahead of time from any ‘Trafiken’ kiosk in the city. Save money on multiple journeys by purchasing 24-hour or one week tickets. Purchase a Salzburg Card for discounted fares on public transport, as well as free entry into a range of attractions. Taxis are easy to come by within the city centre, and can also be booked ahead.
Best known as Mozart’s birthplace, or the setting for The Sound of Music, this Austrian city packs a staggering amount of attractions into its tiny confines. Music buffs can start off with a trip to Mozarts Geburtshaus to see the house where Mozart was born. Visit the Schloss Hellbrunn and discover its many trick water features hidden throughout the grounds. The fairytale gardens of the Schloss Mirabell will seem familiar to fans of The Sound of Music – several scenes in the popular musical were filmed here. When the kids get bored with the historic buildings, bring them to the Salzburg Zoo or the Toy Museum for a day out.
The Old City is as much a shopping destination as it is a tourist attraction. Drop by the historic Alter Markt and stroll through the nearby lanes to discover dusty old shops that have remained much the same for centuries. Visit Café Furst to pick up some original Mozartkugeln, little chocolate-covered balls of marzipan. The Easter in Salzburg and Christmas in Salzburg shops are open year-round for those who like to plan their holiday décor ahead of time. For more Viennese sweets, head to the Café Sacher, home of the Sacher-Torte, for a slice of the delightfully decadent cake. The Augustiner Braustuberl serves up generous steins of beer, accompanied by hearty Austrian fare such as bratwurst with sauerkraut. Die Weiss is a busy brewery popular with many locals for their own beer as well as a selection of Bavarian specialties.