Hi, we signed up for My Alpine Tour for September next year. We wanted to use up our points from sapphire reserve which was accumulated for 2 years of no international travel. We don’t know which is the best way from San Francisco to salzburg? Do we go through Vienna or Munich or direct to salzburg? I thought I read there is an airport in salzburg. We would definitely arrive a day before tour starts. Thanks a lot!
When we did the tour a few years ago, we flew SFO to Munich and spent a day there, before taking the train to Salzburg.
Thanks. We visited salzburg a few years ago but it was a side trip from vienna as we flew into vienna. Can’t remember now how long was the train ride.
Salzburg airport is very small. Your tour material will include guidance on how to get there. Fly to Munich, train from there.
There is a small airport at Salzburg but flights are seasonal and limited. You will have more attractive, and less expensive, options flying into Munich or Vienna.
Munich main station to Salzburg is just under 2 hours by train, if you want to overnight in Munich before heading to Salzburg. Or you can go directly to Salzburg from the Munich airport in 2 hours 20 minutes, with one train change on the way.
There are direct trains from Vienna airport (VIE) to Salzburg, taking 2 hours 40 minutes. For example, departing VIE at 12:03, 14:03, 15:03, and 16:03. These may or may not line up with the arrival time for your flight from SFO. There are other trains with a change along the way, taking over 3 hours for the journey.
Or if you want to overnight in Vienna, trains from the main station to Salzburg take about 2 hours 20-30 minutes.
In other words, there isn’t a lot of difference, so you could decide based on flight schedules and price.
Thank you so much!
We leave Friday for this tour from SFO. We go SFO to Frankfurtt andf then to Salzburg
We flew SeaTac to Frankfurt, and are waiting to board our Frankfurt to Salzburg connection. Flights and connections have been fairly smooth so far. Mask compliance was 100% on our Lufthansa flight. We’re on next week’s My Way Alpine Europe.
We were on the June 20 trip. We flew Boston to Frankfurt to Salzburg, and returned Geneva to Munich to Boston.
Hi, thanks for all your input. From San Francisco, we will most likely fly to Frankfurt then to Salzburg. Have a fun and safe trip for those who are or will be on an upcoming trip soon!