Munich to Salzburg Train Question

Aug 4th, 2007, 10:37 AM
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Munich to Salzburg Train Question

I will be flying into Munich on 30 October at 6:50 A.M. I want to book a train from Munich Airport to Salzburg that leaves at 8:30 A.M.

Assuming my flight arrives on time, do you all think that I will make the 8:30 A.M. train or should I book a later train just to be safe.

This is my first trip to Germany and Austria so I am not familiar with Die Bahn trains. Thanks in advance.
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Aug 4th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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I just returned from Salzburg and Munich. Our flight was delayed in NY, so we had to take a later flight into Munich. Given the number of delays this year, I wouldn't bother making a reservation at all. There are plenty trains going to Salzburg. It's really easy....you go to where they are selling tickets out of the machine. Press the screen for "English" or a flag..choose the city you are going to, it prints out your ticket. Option #2 which is cheaper is to buy a Bayern ticket. You travel second class on the regional trains. When we got there , we were tired and spoke no German, so we opted to buy our Bayern ticket for 2 euros extra from the man at the ticket counter. He was most helpful...printed the time on the ticket and told us where to go.
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Aug 4th, 2007, 11:29 AM
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The Bayern Ticket is definitely the way to go. One consideration is that it is only valid on trains leaving after 9 am on weekdays.
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Aug 4th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I will look into the Bayern Ticket since I am also going to take a day trip to Ingolstadt from Munich.
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Aug 4th, 2007, 12:14 PM
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Take into consideration that the Bayern Ticket is valid on local trains only. You cannot travel on ICE, EC or IC trains with it.
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Aug 4th, 2007, 12:41 PM
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Here is a quote from the bahn.de site about the Bayern ticket:

This ticket is valid from Monday to Sunday for one day of your choice from 9 a.m. until 3 a.m. of the following day (on bank holidays for the whole day) on Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays from from 0 a.m. until 3 a.m. of the following day. It can be used on all local trains (Interregio-Express, Regional-Express, Regionalbahn, S-Bahn) and the entire transport system in Bavaria as well as the Münchner Verkehrsbund (MVV) and Verkehrsverbund Nürnberg (VGN), Augsburger Verkehrs- und Tarifverbundes (AVV) and many more.

EUR 19 if you buy your ticket online or at the ticket machine. EUR 21 if you purchase your ticket at the Reisezentrum.
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Aug 4th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Based on the Thomas Cook Timetable you will have to take an S-Bahn to Munich Hbf from the airport. Departure every 10 minutes.

Then catch a train to Salzburg. There are many trains a day so don't worry about it.

To get familiar with German and Austrian trains take a look at http://tinyurl.com/eym5b.

You don't need a reservation on 99.9% of German trains. Just buy your ticket when you get to the station. It's more or less like a big city bus service. There is almost always a seat but if it is SRO on a Tuesday morning you should get a seat after the first or second stop.



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