How to get to Salzburg

Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 11:20 AM
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How to get to Salzburg

Travelling from Dallas- Fort Worth to Salzburg in July, and due to air miles, we need to travel on Delta or Air France. Can you suggest best gateway to get to Salzburg (i'm guessing Vienna or Munich), but any input would surely help. Thanks in advance
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 11:50 AM
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Last year we flew to Munich and then took a shuttle to Salzburg. I think it was about 2 hours or slightly less.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Munich is 1.5 hours from Salzburg by rail
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 01:47 PM
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Dukey...lol...that's cute. Is the train station adjacent to the airport in Munich? Thanks for your help!!!
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Old Feb 24th, 2010, 07:10 AM
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Munich airport has a train station located in the lower level , just a short walk from Arrivals.

With just one change of train you can reach Salzburg in about 2 1/2 hours.

A bargian - is the Bayern Ticket for 2- 5 people traveling together to Salzburg or anywhere in Bavaria for less than 30 euro.

For the purposes of this ticket the Salzburg train station is included for travelers.
A few restrictions apply - travel weekdays must begin after 9:00 - regional trains only.

for info and schedules

www.oebb.at

www.bahn.de

Numerous other transfer services exist - more expensive but no stress.
One caution at certain weekends in summer , the autobahn between Munich and Salzburg can be extra crowded with vacationers with resulting traffis stalls.
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Re traffic A-99/A-8 Autobahn MUC airport to Salzburg on weekends: Busy eastbound (toward Salzburg) on Friday evening, Saturday; westbound (toward Munich) on Sunday afternoon/evening.
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Old Feb 28th, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Thank you all very much! I've printed your input for my travel folder, and it has helped so much...geeezzzz..i love this website!!!!!
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Old Feb 28th, 2010, 07:13 PM
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An alternative (admittedly quirky thinking, perhaps) would be to fly to London and take Ryanair to Salzburg (fares from 118 GBP in July, roundtrip with all taxes and fees). This would really only make sense if you actually wanted to spend a day (or several) in England (perhaps both directions). The flights are from London Stgansted, and connecting with any trans-atlantic DL or AF flight will be somewhere between clumsy and impossible (on the same day).

You don't say whether your focus on DL/AF miles is to collect them or redeem them - - but I think you might need as many options as possible if you are looking to redeem for summer 2010.

Best wishes,

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Old Mar 1st, 2010, 02:12 PM
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I love quirky!!!! We actually are purchasing gradeable ticket, so we can use our miles to upgrade to FIRST!!! My DH company is reimbursing us for the cost of the initial purchase. I really hadn't thought about London. We have been there, but as you say....i may need other options for the VERY HIGH season. Thank you for your suggestions!!! vm
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Bit less quirky would be to go via Frankfurt to Salzburg. But that involves a Lufthansa flight, probably no good with your FF miles.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2010, 11:04 AM
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Cowboy...thanks for trying for this Texan though.
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