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Day trip to Salzburg - by train or bus?

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Day trip to Salzburg - by train or bus?

We shall be spending a week in Kitzbuhel in August and would like to visit Salzburg for a day. Would the easiest option be by train,and if so should we consider pre-booking our train tickets? Or can these tickets be purchased as cheaply on the day? I have already managed to pre-book our train tickets from Vienna to Kitzbuhel but was totally confused for some reason when looking at the Kitzbuhel to Salzburg day return options. If not should we take the bus, again can tickets be bought on the day and roughly how much will the cost be. Many thanks for any help. We are really looking forward to our trip.

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1. Re: Day trip to Salzburg - by train or bus?

There are a few direct trains as well as a few indirect (involving a transfer) ones between Kitzbühel and Salzburg. Trains between Kitzbühel and Salzburg mostly have mass-transit character, so tickets are ideally purchased just before departure. ÖBB offers a special ticket, actually a pass, named "Einfach-Raus-Ticket" (oebb.at/en/…index.jsp) which is a good deal but comes with a few constraints which can be read on the aforementioned website.

Edited: 11 June 2012, 22:42
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2. Re: Day trip to Salzburg - by train or bus?

Just to endorse Mikey's comments.The Einfach-Raus tickets are the ones to go for.We read about them before taking the train from Kitzbuhel.You need to ask for them (or select from the options on the self-service machine) as the booking agent at the station doesn't always offer them.The super dooper expresses are excluded.

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3. Re: Day trip to Salzburg - by train or bus?

we are thinking of catching a train from kitzbuchel to salzberg after our ski trip. just checked the above website and it says 32E for 4 people is that right?

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4. Re: Day trip to Salzburg - by train or bus?

Yes! Be aware that the name of the city is 'Salzburg'.

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