Saalbach, an amazing little idyllic town nestled among the Austrian Alps, is a great destination for ski lovers, nature lovers, hikers, and cyclists. The breathtaking scenery of the area is a great spot for outdoor pursuits, but also for relaxing.
Your gateway is Salzburg airport.
There are several ways how you can travel to Saalbach:
We will cover the essentials of all transportation options to help you make your decision easier.
If you prefer to save money on transport, think about traveling by train. Not only will you save but you will also get to enjoy the amazing experience of a train ride through the stunning Austrian landscape. You will spend about 20€ on a ticket, but you will have to make several changes before you reach your destination. First, you will have to travel to Main Station (Hauptbahnhof).
From there you catch a train to Zell am See or Maishofen. Finally, you will need to catch a bus to Saalbach. This is a substantial downside. Your journey will be too long, with lots of waiting. You will also have to figure out how to reach your accommodation from the bus station.
Similar to the train, if you choose to take a bus, your bus fare will be cheap – about 15.00€ - but you will have to change in Zell am See.
The bus is running a few times a day, which might be a disadvantage, depending on what time you land. The trip itself takes about 2 and a half to 3 hours.
Salzburg Airport Taxi is probably what comes to your mind first. You will find taxi vehicles parked right outside the terminal building. If the season is not high, you should be able to get into the vehicle immediately. Taxi vehicles in Austria are well marked (rooftop sign ˝taxi˝) and are always running the meter. Taxi fares in Austria are all officially regulated, so your total fare will be a sum of a base fare plus the price per kilometer. The taxi will cost you about 200€ for a standard vehicle.
Some companies offer fixed rates to ski resorts. Taxi is a convenient mode of transportation, with easy access and direct service. However, you will find some disadvantages as well: unaffordable prices, waiting, limited seating, and/or luggage space. Why choose the Salzburg Airport taxi? If you are looking for comfort, safety, and reliable service then this is your best bet. If you are looking for more cost-effective options, see your other alternatives below.
Lastly, you can pick airport transfer. This is one of the travelers’ favorite choices. Why is it a favorite? Because you get the best value for your money. You are greeted at the airport by an experienced English-speaking driver and taken directly to your destination. You enjoy a private pleasant ride in a comfortable vehicle at a great price.