By bus, train and bike through Salzburg
The Salzburg bus network consists of a large number of trolleybuses and diesel buses for local and regional connections. The rail network in and around Salzburg is equally well developed and brings passengers quickly and without traffic jams to their desired destination.
As the city of Salzburg is a manageable size, all routes can also be comfortably covered by bicycle. The cycle path along the Salzach is particularly recommended, as it takes you quickly and easily from the south of Salzburg to the north of the city. You can also cycle along the Salzach to popular excursion destinations, for example to swim in the Anifer Waldbad, to Hallein for ice cream or to relax in the natural Salzach lakes near Bergheim.
Bus travel in Salzburg
The city of Salzburg has a very well developed bus network consisting of trolleybuses and diesel buses for local and regional connections.
Environmentally friendly trolleybuses (trolleybuses running on electricity) have been operating in the city of Salzburg since 1940. The trolleybus network is constantly being expanded and improved, and there are now 12 lines covering the entire city of Salzburg. All university locations are easily accessible by bus.
Train travel in Salzburg
The Salzburger Lokalbahn connects the city of Salzburg with the Innviertel (in neighbouring Upper Austria) and is thus a good alternative to the car. Trains run every half hour, at peak times there are also additional express trains, these run every 15 minutes.
In addition to the Lokalbahn and buses, there are also two S-Bahn lines (S2 and S3). The S-Bahn is a timetabled rail service in Salzburg’s central region with connections to inner-city and regional buses.
Tip: Climate Ticket Salzburg U26
With the Klimaticket Salzburg U26 you can use all public transport in the city and province of Salzburg for one year at a price of 274 EUR. The ticket is also valid during the semester and summer holidays. You can apply for the ticket online on the Salzburg Transport website.
Cycling in Salzburg
All important information about cycling in Salzburg can be found at salzburgrad.at.
On the PLUS Green Campus page (sustainability initiative of the University of Salzburg) you can find information about renting cargo bikes at PLUS, bike showers at the university as well as maps of the bicycle accessibility of the different faculties.
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