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vienna to salzburg

Hello Fellow Travelers,
We will be in Vienna in September. We are considering a day trip to Salzburg. We have looked at various tours, but we are considering just taking a train. Does this seem reasonable to do on our own, and just view the sights there on our own? What train provider would you suggest? Also, do you know if the train station is close to the town. Thanks so much for your input.

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The train is much faster than anything on a highway. You have two choices for train operators - ÖBB and Westbahn. They each have websites in English which can easily be found with Google. The train journey take 2 hours and 20 minutes each way. Up to you if 5 hours in one day on a train is worth it.

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The train stations on either end of the trip are not right at the center, but not very far away though.
You might be compelled diving into the daring adventure of using public transport. :-))