Getting There

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Year Round Flights

There are several airlines that fly into Salzburg all year round.

  • British Airways fly four times a week from London Gatwick.
  • Ryanair fly 4 times a week from London Stansted.
  • Eurowings fly from several UK airports via German hubs such as Koln and Dusseldorf.
  • Austrian fly daily from Vienna.
  • Lufthansa  also provide services  to many destinations around Europe. 


Salzburg Airport helpfully publish a full flight schedule to help you find a flight that suits you best.

Seasonal Flights

UK airlines such as Jet2 and Thomas Cook also provide  regular winter flights throughout the ski season from Mid December to April.

Easyjet also fly from Luton, Liverpool and Gatwick between December and March.

Car Hire

The hire of a rental car is recommended although not essential. The  drive from Salzburg Airport to St. Gilgen is around 25 minutes, via the  A1 autobahn to Vienna, taking the Thalgau exit and then continuing  through Hof and Fuschl.

There are trams running from outside the  airport terminal to central Salzburg bus station (20 mins) then take the  150 bus direct to St Gilgen (50 mins). 

Alternative Travel - Munich and Vienna

 Flights in and out of Munich are readily available on a wide variety  of airlines. From Manchester, Lufthansa and Easyjet fly year  round. Similar services from the rest of the country to Munich make this  very accessible. A slightly longer drive, but more scenic is from  Vienna, about 3 hours driving and year round flights from most capitals.

Vienna  also boasts a direct rail link from the airport to Salzburg which is  very cheap and only takes 2h45min. This is the Railjet Service and can  be booked via DB or TrainlineEurope.

 Car hire is  also cheap in Germany. Travel time to Salzburg from Munich is about 1.5  hours and is a simple trip along the autobahn making this a very viable  way to arrive or depart. Munich can also be easily reached by rail and  is very cheap. Travel is available either on DeutscheBahn or OBB.

If you want to bring your own car and drive the whole distance, travelling time from Rotterdam is approximately 11 hours. P&O Ferries  provide an overnight service from Hull to Rotterdam with excellent  facilities and amenities onboard. Other services are also available, but  the benefit of travelling through Holland and Germany is that you avoid  the French toll roads.