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Transportation from Salzburg train station to our hotel

Hello. Our train into Salzburg does not arrive until 8:00 PM. I looked into taxi service for our family of 6 people to our hotel (Kasererbrau) which is in the city centre. Even though it is only a 4 minute ride, the cost is almost $70.00 which is really expensive. We could walk to the hotel from the train station, but since it's at night and we will have luggage, I wanted to ask if anyone knows what buses we might be able to take that would drop us off near our hotel. There are many buses that offer service in the daytime hours that drop off at Justizgebaude, but i'm not sure if any of them run at 8:00 pm. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know. Thanks so much, Linda

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I haven't checked the schedules but I'd be very surprised if the buses don't run until 20:00, it would not make sense for them to not do it.

Posted by
2090 posts

We were just in Salzburg, and I had asked my hotel. We were in the Old Town right off Mozart Square, in the pedestrian area. They told me buses #5, #3, #6 or #25, "Rathaus", the first stop over the river. The ticket machines were in the bus area, 1.80 Euros each, helps to have coins.
I'm amazed at that price for taxis, as we found them to be very reasonable, but you might need two cabs. I would expect the price to be under 15 Euros for each cab, based on our experiences, altho we didn't take a taxi from the main train station.
Safe travels!

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PS- If you're in the pedestrian area, the taxis can't go all the way to the hotel.

Posted by
237 posts

Thank you for this info. I agree that it wouldn’t make sense for buses not to run in the late evening. I’ll check those buses that were mentioned. I really appreciate the help with this issue

Posted by
7 posts

Are you sure about this cost? We recently took a cab from the train station to our pension on the Moostrasse, an approximately 20 minute drive, and the fare was 18 euros. Taxis are plentiful outside the station. Exit the train station to the right and you will find a long line of taxis. They are all metered so your driver should give you an approximate fare to your hotel. I would do this rather than book through a taxi service.

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237 posts

Maybe that's the difference because I did try booking through a taxi service via the internet. We also need an suv for the 6 of us. I will just wait and check the fare to our hotel once we get off the train. Thank you

Posted by
7 posts

Getting a larger vehicle will not be a problem. There were four of us, and we rode in a spacious minivan that could easily have fit six plus their luggage. Again, the total cost for a 20-25 minute ride was 18 euros.

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I would grab drinks, snacks etc at the market at the train station (east side of the river). There is a good bakery, Anker, inside the train station. You are staying on the west side of the river. Most of the grocery stores are across the bridge on the east side (e.g. Spar market)