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About Salzburg

Salzburg, fourth largest city of Austria, is known as the great city of the Baroque architecture. Salzburg is close to the Alps. The word Salzburg means 'Salt Castle'. Entering the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, the city has been known for years as both a student city and a tourist city. Salzburg, which is a brand in the field of culture and music with its history and nature, is the birthplace of composer Mozart. The influence of the Austrian and German cultures can be witnessed in the city.  

The temperature is about 25 degrees Celsius in summer and 0 degrees Celsius in winter. People from different countries live in the city. Yugoslav, German and Turks are in the first place. Tourists first visit the center of the city, because of its historical sights. Salzburg Cathedral attracts attention with its Baroque architecture. Hohensalzburg Castle is one of the oldest and largest castles. The Mozart House is among the first places to visit.

The city hosts Salzburg University, Salzburg Medical University, Mozarteum Salzburg University, Alma Mater Europaea University. Salzburg is constantly attracting attention with the concerts and festivals held in the city. Since it is the birthplace of Mozart, the most important festival is music festival. The Salzburg Music Festival is held between July and August. The Easter Festival celebrated in Easter is another important festival. Salzburg has direct flights from Frankfurt, Vienna, Rotterdam, Dublin, Istanbul and many other major cities. The city center is easily reached by bus. The city center is known as one of the best cities to be discovered by foot. Trams, subways, trolley buses and buses can also be preferred.

Transportation to Salzburg City Center from Airport

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Airport is located in Salzburg, the fourth largest city in Austria, three kilometers from the city center. The second largest airport in the country, the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Airport, covers a large area, allowing many guests to come to Salzburg each year. At the airport where domestic and international flights are operated, you can meet a wide range of your needs as well as using pre-flight and post-flight transportation services.

You can choose among different alternatives to get to the city center from the airport. The transportation options you can choose to get to Salzburg city center from the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Airport include bus, train and taxi, and rental cars.


You can get to the center quickly with the taxi that you can take from the entrance of the airport. Although taxis are costly compared to other means of transportation, you can reach the city center after a journey of about 15-20 minutes. Some of the taxi companies you may prefer are Gasteintaxi, Taxi Jager, Taxi Shuttle Erlbacher and Taxi Martin.


You can travel to the city center by taking the city buses, which are more economical than the taxis, from the entrance of the airport. These buses, which will take you to the city center in about half an hour, are well maintained and equipped with the latest technology. Buses departing every 10 or 15 minutes are available 24 hours a day from the airport.


You can easily get to the city center from the airport by trains, which are a quick and reliable choice for you. You can reach the city center in about 15-20 minutes by train from the airport train station.

Hotel Transfer

Hotel transfer is provided by the transfer vehicles which allow you to easily get to your hotel from the airport. You can easily travel to your hotel by taking the paid or free transfer vehicles that your hotel offers for you from the airport. We recommend that you consult your hotel beforehand.

Car Rental

Another option for getting to the city center is to rent a car. You can rent any car you want by reaching the division where the car hire companies at the airport are located and you can make a pleasant journey to the city center with the car you rent with or without driver.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2017

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To which airport are the flights to Salzburg arranged?

Salzburg flights are organized to Salzburg Airport, Salzburg ÖBB station Railway Station.

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