Edinburgh to Salzburg by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    4
  • Fastest journey
    16hr 57m
  • Distance
    1,431 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    11
  • Avg. journey time
    29hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Salzburg by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Salzburg take around 16 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,431 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Salzburg.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Salzburg?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Salzburg usually involve 4 changes of train.

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Salzburg every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 7 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Salzburg?

The Edinburgh to Salzburg train travel time is normally about 16 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to Salzburg train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Salzburg is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:26, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Edinburgh to Salzburg train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to Salzburg by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Salzburg?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Salzburg, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Euro City
  • Euro Night
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurostar
  • ICE
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio-Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Meridian
  • Night Jet
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Regional-Express
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TGV
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.