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Quick Quide of How to get to Hallstatt from Salzburg by Bus, Train and Ferry

How to get to Hallstatt from Salzburg Step by step guide

Hallstatt is a quaint beautiful town in Salzkammergut that is worth a day trip from Salzburg or even Vienna. I took a cheap DIY trip to Hallstatt from Salzburg by Bus, Train and Ferry. Hallstatt does not need a long and flowery introduction. Let me share with you the step by step guide to get to Hallstatt from Salzburg. Let’s get it on!

There are two options to get to Hallstatt.

1st Option: Salzburg > Bad Ischl  > Hallstatt  

2nd Option: Hallstatt by Train – Salzburg > Attnang-Puchheim > Hallstatt  

I did both! From Salzburg, I took 1st option and from Hallstatt back to Salzburg, I opt for 2nd option. Now here’s how it works. I say that the 1st option is cheaper with better and amazing views than the 2nd option.

How to go from Salzburg to Hallstatt

Salzburg to Hallstatt (1st option) Salzburg > Bad Ischl  > Hallstatt  

Step 1: Take the Bus #150 from Salzburg Bus terminal to Bad Ischl (If you don’t know where the bus terminal is, It is located in the square called Südtiroler Platz. it is just in front of Salzburg Bahnhof Train Station, so it’s impossible to miss this!)

Bus Fare:  10.20 € (One way)  / you will pay directly to the driver. Make sure you have cash on hand cause the driver only takes cash.

Travel Time: 1.32 Hours

Step 2: Take the train from Bad Ischl to Hallstatt HallstätterSee (The bus station is just very near the train station and you have to catch the train immediately to Hallstatt HallstätterSee, Time difference   is as crazy as 1 or 2 minutes. So you better hurry!

Train Fare: 5.40 (One way)

Travel Time: 20 Minutes

Step 3: From Hallstatt Hallstattersee, go to the pavement walkway to the lakeside. Take the Ferry from Hallstatt Bahnhof Station to Old town.

Ferry Ticket: 2.50 € (One way) / You pay when you get on the ship.

Travel Time: 10 Minutes

Total Trip Price: 18.10 € (one way)

Returning to Salzburg is the opposite route.

Hallstatt in winter

 

Below is the time table for taking the Bus Route: Salzburg > Bad Ischl > Hallstatt

SALZBURG HAUPTBAHNHOF –  HALLSTATT BANHOFF
Salzburg Hbf Bus Change here: Bad Ischl Train Station  HallStatt Time & Date
Departure Salzburg Hbf #  Arrival Time Departure Arrival Duration Schedule
6:25 Bus 150 7:57 8:20 R 3406 VK 8:47 2:22 Mon – Fri
8:45 Bus 150 10:17 10:20 R 3410 VK 10:47 2:02 Mon – Sat
12:45 Bus 150 14:17 14:20 REX 3416 VK 14:47 2:02 Daily

 

Here’s the Time Table to return to Salzburg:  Hallstatt > Bad Ischl > Salzburg 

HALLSTATT BANHOFF – SALZBURG HAUPTBAHNHOF
HallStatt BanHoff Train Change here: Bad Ischl Train Station  Salzburg Time & Date
Departure Salzburg Hbf  Arrival Time Departure  (Bus) Arrival Duration Schedule
10:32 REX 3415 VK 10:53 10:54 Bus 150 12:27 1:55 Mon – Sat
11:07 R 4427 VK 11:35 11:54 Bus 150 13:27 2:20 Mon – Sat
13:07 R 4411 VK 13:35 13:54 Bus 150 15:27 2:20 Mon – Fri
17:07 R 4419 VK 17:35 17:54 Bus 150 19:27 2:20 Mon – Fri

 

Getting to Hallstatt from Salzburg by bus train and ferry

Getting to Hallstatt from Salzburg

Salzburg to Hallstatt (2nd option) Salzburg >  Attnang-Puchheim  > Hallstatt  

Step 1: Take the Train from Salzburg Hbf – Attnang Puchheim Station.

  • You can purchase your ticket online or you can buy your ticket in the ticket kiosks located at the ground floor of the main station underneath the train platforms.

Train Fare: 9.97 (One way)

Travel Time: 45 minutes

Step 2: Get off at Attnang-Pucheim and take the train to Hallstatt (HallstätterSee)

Train Fare:  18:80

Travel Time:  1:30 Hr

 Step 3: From Hallstatt Hallstattersee, go to the pavement walkway to the lakeside. Take the Ferry from Hallstatt Bahnhof Station to Old town.

Ferry Ticket: 2.50 (One way) /You pay when you get on the ship.

Travel Time: 10 Minutes

Total Trip Price: 31.27 (one way)

Note: Train price changes depending on which train company.

Below is the time table for taking the Train Route: Salzburg > Attnang-Pucheim Bahnhof – Hallstatt

SALZBURG HAUPTBAHNHOF –  HALLSTATT BANHOFF
Salzburg Hbf Train Change here: Attnang-Pucheim Bahnhof  HallStatt Time & Date
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Duration Schedule
5:12 RJ 541 VXK 5:58 AM 6:03:00 AM R3404 VK 7:31 2:19 Daily
6:12 RJ 543 VXK 6:58 AM 7:15:00 AM  R3406 VK 8:47 2:35 Daily
6:22 WB 953 V 7:06 AM 7:15:00 AM  R3406 VK 8:47 2:25 Daily
7:12 RJ 545 VXK 7:58 AM 8:11:00 AM REX 4422VK 9:24 2:12 Daily
7:22 WB 955 V 8:06 AM 8:11:00 AM REX 4422VK 9:24 2:02 Daily
8:12 RJ 547 VXK 8:58 AM 9:11 AM R3410VK 10:47 2:35 Daily
8:22 WB 957 V 9:06 AM 9:11 AM R3410VK 10:47 2:25 Daily
9:12 RJ 549 VXK 9:58 AM 10:11 AM REX 3412VK 11:24 2:12 Daily
9:22 WB 959 V 10:06 AM 10:11 AM REX 3412VK 11:24 2:02 Daily
10:12 RJ 691 VXK 10:58 AM 11:11 AM R 3414VK 12:47 2:35 Daily
10:22 WB 961 V 11:06 AM 11:11 AM R 3414VK 12:47 2:25 Daily
11:12 RJ 643 VXK 11:58 AM 12:11 REX 528 VK 13:24 2:12 Sat , Sun
11:12 RJ 643 VXK 11:58 AM 12:11 REX 3416 VK 13:24 2:12 Daily
11:22 WB 963 V 12:06 PM 12:11 REX 528 VK 13:24 2:02 Sat , Sun
11:22 WB 963 V 12:06 PM 12:11 REX 3416 VK 13:24 2:02 Daily
12:12 RJ 645 VXK 12:58 13:11 R 3416 VK 14:47 2:35 Daily
12:22 WB 965 V 13:06 13:11 R 3416 VK 14:47 2:25 Daily
13:12 RJ 865 VXK 13:58 14:11 REX 4410 VK 15:24 2:12 Daily
13:22 WB 967 V 14:06 14:11 REX 4410 VK 15:24 2:02 Daily
14:12 RJ 649 VXK 14:58 15:11 R 4412 VK 16:47 2:35 Daily
14:22 WB 969 V 15:06 15:11 R 4412 VK 16:47 2:25 Daily
15:12 RJ 741VXK 15:58 16:11 REX 4414 VK 17:24 2:12 Daily
15:22 WB 971 V 16:06 16:11 REX 4414 VK 17:24 2:02 Daily
16:12 RJ 793 VXK 15:58 17:11 R 4416 VK 18:47 2:25 Daily
16:22 WB 973 V 17:06 17:11 R 4416 VK 18:47 2:25 Daily

Returning to Salzburg is the opposite route.

Here’s the Time Table to return to Salzburg: Hallstatt > Attnang-Pucheim Bahnhof > Salzburg

HALLSTATT BANHOFF – SALZBURG HAUPTBAHNHOF
HallStatt BanHoff Train Change here: Attnang-Pucheim Bahnhof  Salzburg Time & Date
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Duration Schedule
8:28 REX 3411 VK 9:47 9:54 WB 954 V 10:38 2:10 Daily
8:28 REX 3411 VK 9:47 10:00 RJ 662 VXK 10:48 2:20 Daily
9:07 R 3413 VK 10:44 10:54 WB 956 V 11:38 2:31 Daily
9:07 R 3413 VK 10:44 11:00 RJ 596 VXK 11:48 2:41 Daily
10:32 REX 3415 VK 11:47 11:54 WB 958 V 12:38 2:06 Daily
10:32 REX 3415 VK 11:47 12:00 RJ 548 VXK 12:48 2:16 Daily
11:07 R 4427 VK 12:44 12:54 WB 960 V 13:38 2:31 Daily
11:07 R 4427 VK 12:44 13:00 RJ 640 VXK 13:48 2:41 Daily
12:32 REX 4429 VK 12:47 13:54 WB 962 V 14:38 2:06 Daily
12:32 REX 4429 VK 12:47 14:00 RJ 642 VXK 14:38 2:16 Daily
13:07 R 4411 VK 14:44 14:54 WB 644 V 15:38 2:31 Daily
13:07 R 4411 VK 14:44 15:00 RJ 644 VXK 15:48 2:41 Daily
14:32 REX 4413 VK 15:47 15:54 WB 966 V 16:38 2:06 Daily
14:32 REX 4413 VK 15:47 16:00 RJ 646 VXK 16:48 2:16 Daily
15:07 R 4415 VK 16:44 16:54 WB 968 V 17:38 2:31 Daily
15:07 R 4415 VK 16:44 17:00 RJ 698 VXK 17:48 2:41 Daily
16:32 REX 3427 VK 17:47 17:54 WB 970 V 18:38 2:06 Mon – Fri
16:32 REX 725 VK 17:47 17:54 WB 970 V 18:38 2:06 Sat, Sun
16:32 REX 3427 VK 17:47 18:00 RJ 740 VXK 18:48 2:16 Mon – Fri
16:32 REX 725 VK 17:47 18:00 RJ 740 VXK 18:48 2:16 Sat, Sun
17:07 R 4421 VK 18:44 18:54 WB 972 V 19:38 2:31 Sat, Sun
17:07 R 4419 VK 18:44 19:00 RJ 742 VXK 19:48 2:41 Mon – Fri
17:07 R 4421 VK 18:44 19:00 RJ 742 VXK 19:48 2:41 Sat, Sun
18:32 REX 3431 VK 19:47 19:54 WB 974 V 20:38 2:06 Daily
18:32 REX 3431 VK 19:47 20:00 RJ 744 VXK 20:48 2:16 Daily

Ferry to Hallstatt

on board ferry to hallstatt from salzburg

There is also a way to get to Hallstatt from Vienna but I can’t speak personally on doing this. One thing’s for sure, whatever route you take, it will lead you to the most wonderful lake town of Hallstatt!

Note: Plan your day trip accordingly. If you are taking the bus, note that the last trip to Bad Ischl is 17:07.  You have to make considerations on the ferry time table as well. Here’s the Ferry Schedule that I copied at HallStatt Old town (You’re Welcome!)

SHIP TO HALLSTATT
TIME
7:07 7:35 8:30
9:00 9:30 10:35
11:00 11:30 12:35
13:00 13:30 14:35
15:00:00 AM 15:30 16:35
17:00 17:30 18:50

 

SHIP TO TRAINSTATION TO SALZBURG OR VIENNA
TIME
6:50 7:06 8:10
8:28 8:45 9:07
10:15 10:32 10:45
11:07 12:15 12:32
12:45 13:07 14:15
14:32 14:45 15:07
16:15 16:32 16:45
17:07 18:15 18:32

 

Which option is the best?

I highly recommend you take by bus, it’s the easiest and the cheapest way possible. Also, the view from the bus has the most breath-taking landscapes than the train route! I literally don’t sleep on the bus, because the views are to die for! There aren’t much people taking the bus, so if you feel like the view from the right or left side is beautiful, you can just plainly switch seats whenever you want and take photos!

 

Hallstatt old town Unesco heritage site

Hallstatt is definitely a post card worthy of a Day trip. I have seen the most amazing, picture-perfect view of the lake Salzkammergut. Enjoy this alpine region old-fashioned village with so much history and is also listed as a UNESCO Heritage site. It is so gorgeous and the Crystal Lake is truly mesmerizing.

Go, explore, and experience this scenic Austrian village. It sounds like a complicated route, but once you’re finally starting your gear, you’ll realize it’s pretty easy, and enjoyable too!

Have fun in one of the most magical towns in the world!