Planning a Football Trip to Salzburg? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets; to the stadium.
Football Trip to Salzburg – How to get to Salzburg & How to get around
Football Trip to Salzburg – Fly to Salzburg
Flights to Salzburg from London offer one of the cheapest ways to reach Austria, with other UK departure points also presenting low-cost options.
Easyjet operates from Luton, Gatwick, Bristol and Liverpool; British Airways flies from London Gatwick and Glasgow; Ryanair takes off from London Stansted; Jet2 leaves from Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Manchester. In summer, however, there is less choice, with easyJet and BA the only real direct options. Alternatively, fly via Vienna with Austrian Airlines or through Frankfurt or Munich with Lufthansa.
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Directions from the Airport
Salzburg Airport (SZG) is minutes away from the city centre.
Public Buses into Salzburg City – The No. 2 bus runs daily every 10/20 minutes between Salzburg Main Station and the airport. Sundays and public holidays every 20 min. Journey time approx. 23 min.
The No. 10 bus (Mon-Sat) departs every 10 minutes from the airport to the city centre. Journey time approx. 15 min.
Tickets (single ticket €2.50, children €1.30 up to 15 years) available at the “Newscorner” in the airport terminal, at the bus stop (machine) or directly from the bus driver.
Taxis from the Airport
If you take a taxi, you can expect to pay 15-20 euros.
Football Trip to Salzburg – Travel By Train
ÖBB trains provide quick, convenient travel to Salzburg from Budapest, Bregenz, Linz, Innsbruck, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. The ÖBB Railjet runs hourly from Vienna via St. Pöten and Linz to Salzburg, completing the journey in just 2 hours 22 min.
Train tickets from London to Salzburg Hbf start at €57.70 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance. The average journey time by train between London and Salzburg Hbf is 12 hours and 57 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The fastest journey time by train from London to Salzburg Hbf is 10 hours and 55 minutes. , there are no direct train services from London to Salzburg Hbf. Travelling from London to Salzburg Hbf by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
Football Trip to Salzburg – Travel By Ferry
It takes between 10 and 11 hours to drive to Salzburg from Calais. Book tickets via DFDS Seaways
Football Trip to Salzburg – Travel Around Salzburg
Unless you are staying somewhere out of the way or taking a trip out to the suburbs, buses and trams are unnecessary. Salzburg is the kind of city that really should be explored on foot. Take advantage of its compact size.
The Salzburg Card is available at the “Reisewelt” travel agency. It offers free entrance to most tourist attractions and free public transport in the city of Salzburg for 3 days.
Salzburg’s bus taxis cost €3 per trip and run nightly along 12 fixed routes. Buses going to the western suburbs pick up at Hanuschplatz and those going to Right Bank pick up at Theatergasse. They operate from 11:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., and until 3 a.m. on weekends.
Football Trip to Salzburg – How to Get to the Match
Football Trip to Salzburg – The Stadiums
SV Austria Salzburg was formed in 2005 by some supporters of the original SV (Austria) Salzburg after it was renamed FC Red Bull Salzburg by its new owners, who also changed the club’s colours from its traditional violet and white to red and white. The club commenced participation in the seventh tier of Austria’s national league system in 2006, then rose through four successive championships to the third tier, Regionalliga West, in 2010. In 2015, the club gained promotion to the Erste Liga, one tier below the Austrian Bundesliga, only to be relegated a year later.
RB ARENA SALZBURG: http://fcrbs.club/GSVRedBullArena for information
Football Trip to Salzburg – Getting to the Stadium
SV Austria Salzburg play in the Max Aicher Stadion . We recommend traveling by public transport or by bike: Take the trolleybus line 10 (Sam – Gnigl S-Bahn – Volksgarten – center / Hanuschplatz – Austria-Stadion – Wals-Himmelreich) to the stop Klostermaierhofweg. The bus stop is located directly at the sports complex. The line runs every 15 minutes, in the evening until 1:15 am at 30-minute intervals. Or with the bus line 27 (Nonntal – Hanuschplatz – center – Viehhausen – airport) to the stop Kugelhofstraße . From there it is about two minutes walk through the Kuglhofstraße. The place is on the left side.
MATCH TICKET = TRAVEL TICKET on any Salzburger Verkehrsverbund bus or train service from six hours before kick-off until the last departure of the day.
This offer covers the network in the entire region of Salzburg including Freilassing train station (S3 line) and the transport corridor over the small German corner (260 line).
All the special train services on match day can be viewed three days before the match at the latest on this TIMETABLE.
Football Trip to Salzburg – Getting Tickets
RB Salzburg Online Ticket Shop
SV Austria Salzburg Tickets Online Shop
Football Trip to Salzburg – Fixtures
When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.
Check the Bundesliga Website when planning your football trip to Holland for latest fixture information.
The schedule for kick-off times in Austria can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Austria page (COMING SOON)
Football Trip to Salzburg – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to Salzburg – Where to stay
Look for hotels in and around the Old Town (Altstadt) of Salzburg. The main attractions are here, as are plenty of bars, restaurants and other facilities that will make your stay great. The districts of Mulln, Nonntal and Neustadt, on the edges of Altstadt, are also attractive bases for a city break.
Football Trip to Salzburg – What else to see & do
One of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sights by area, the Salzburg Old town or Altstadt encompasses many of the City’s main sights and is full of historical buildings, beautifully designed squares and quaint little side-streets leading off to forgotten corners. Buried right in the centre of the Old Town, Mozartplatz is a peaceful square dominated by an ornate Bronze statue of the square’s namesake that was unveiled in the presence of his sons in the 1800’s.
Hohenwerfen Fortress – In the south of Salzburg, high above the valley of the Salzach River, the majestic fortress Hohenwerfen (dating back to the 11th century) will provide you the great view far into the valley which in olden days gave it the status of a strategic bulwark. Because of its beauty and the extraordinary location this fortress was used as a set for many movies (f.e. Where Eagles Dare). Used as a prison for many centuries with famous captives, it also harbored a training camp for the Austrian Police (until 1987). Today it houses weapons, various special exhibitions, the first Austrian Falconry Museum (a historic Falconry Center with daily flight demonstrations), and, of course, a tavern.
Icecaves – Officially discovered in 1879 (the first two hundred meters) the main explorations from 1920 on revealed a cave system over 40 km in length, which soon attracted the first tourists. At present the grandeur of Eisriesenwelt is one of the top destinations for sightseeing in Salzburg country. With its huge halls, narrow accesses, icy sculptures of gigantic size, small ice curtains, corridors, crevices and light effects; the ice caves are unique in all respects.
Mirabell Palace & Mirabell Gardens – The baroque palace was built by prince-archbishop Wolf-Dietrich for his spouse Salome Alt and their children. Since 1947 it is the official residence of Salzburg’s Mayor and the urban administration. The Marble Hall is considered to be the most beautiful wedding-hall in the world. So, every year couples from all over the world come here for their marriage.
Mozart Residence- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Mozarts Birthplace in Getreidegasse in 1756, is indeed Salzburg’s most famous son. After the apartment in down town became too small the Mozart family moved to this house in 1773. In their music saloon they met with court musicians, including Johann Michael Haydn. Another frequent guest was Emanuel Schikaneder who wrote the libretto for the Mozart opera “The Magic Flute”.
Klessheim Palace – Used as a Pleasure Palace in the era of the prince-archbishops, during World War II Hitler hosted guests and held conferences. There had been plans to kill Hitler at Klessheim Palace but the assassination attempt failed.
Leopoldskron Palace and lake – Built as a family residence of prince archbishop Firmian in 1736 this wonderful rococo-style palace was the “birthplace” of the world famous Salzburg Festival, setting for the movie The Sound of Music andnow home of Salzburg Global Seminar.
Hangar 7 – Situated next to the main Salzburg Airport (Keeping in with the theme!), the “Hangar” contains several bars, a cafe, a Michelin Star restaurant, and outdoor lounge, several motorbike and Formula 1 exhibits, and an amazing display of aeroplanes ranging from a Cobra Helicopter to an Alpha Jet Aircraft.
Football Trip to Salzburg – Where to Drink
The city’s best nightlife is in Steingasse (14), a medieval street with a number of lively bars across the river from the Old Town.
Beer has been brewed in Salzburg since 1408. The city itself boasts multiple micro breweries, some of which are affiliated with long-established inns, while ten more are located barely a stone’s throw away – from venerable Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln to the organic Gusswerk brewery in Hof.
Augustiner Bräustübl – This monastery turned brewery is a unique experience and a must-visit. It is different than most traditional beer halls in Germany as well. Brewing in the Augustine abbey in Salzburg is said to have started in the early 17th century. This brewery may actually be connected to the renowned Augustiner brewery in Munich – the story goes that the brewmaster of the Salzburg brewery was trained by the brewmaster of the Munich brewery.
Die Weisse – For the weizen loving fans, this place is a little paradise. Plenty of choices with wheat beer and scrumptious local bites, this brewpub makes for a great visit.
Stern Bräu. Ideally located in the centre of the old town, this place has a whole bunch of differently themed restaurants in the same building. From a traditional beer hall to a royal room to a stylish lounge, you can pick whatever suits your fancy. There’s also a variety of cuisines to pick from.
Bärenwirt It’s a lovely place that seems to have retained much of its tradition and decor from the 17th century when it first opened its doors. The food here is great and they primarily serve the Augustiner brews from the Augustiner brewery in Munich. Augustiner
Stiegl brewery is Salzburg’s in fact all of Austria’s most popular and prestigious brewery. You’ll find their beers in plenty of places in and around Salzburg.
Watzmann – This venue, located along the city’s river, caters to Salzburg’s younger crowd. With a large sunny terrace and an extended happy hour, this is one of the best places for students to hang out on a Saturday night in the city. Wednesday is ‘funny evening’, an event that tends to be popular, partly due to the offer of €4.50 cocktails and ‘buy one get one free’ shots.
Alchimiste Belge and Beffa Bar – Tucked away in a small street off the popular Linzergasse, these bars stand directly opposite each other. Both specialising in Belgian and Austrian beers, they offer a staggering 150 varieties, making lager lovers spoiled for choice.
Football Trip to Salzburg – Where to Eat
Zwettler’s Stiftskeller (3 Kaigasse; zwettlers.com). It specialises in classic Austrian dishes, including Wiener Schnitzel, spinach dumplings, soups and sausages; main courses from 12 euros.
Waagplatz (kkhotels.com). Daily specials may include wild boar dumplings or strudel with feta cheese in a herb sauce, from 10-12 euros.
Zum Evlenspiegel (2 Hagenauerplatz; eulenspiegel.at), is an old tavern with menus based on local produce.
Bio Burger Meister. Located on the antiquated street of Linzergasse, this gourmet restaurant has a sincere approach to its burger curation, taking special care to source fresh and organic meat and veg from local farms.
Café Wernbacher – An unmistakable Fifties retro-style look paired with great food. As it’s just off the beaten path, you won’t see too many tourists here, but mostly locals. This is a typical Austrian café, so don’t wait to be seated. The interior is cosy, in summer there’s a good-sized terrace, and the atmosphere is unhurried. There’s a large variety of tasty breakfast options, lots of seasonal specials, and the Wiener schnitzel is excellent. On weekdays, a delicious two-course menu is on offer all day, or until the food runs out.
Zum Zirkelwirt is located on the picturesque old street of Papagenoplatz. With cosy wooden decking and fur-lined seats, it has the feel of a mountain-top ski lodge despite being located in the heart of the city. Although the menu is a short read, it always boasts delicious homemade dishes. The Pinzgauer Kasnocken – a kind of very posh mac and cheese served with local cheese, onions, and accompanied by a garden salad – is highly recommended.
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