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Salzburg has a comprehensive network of public transport and a number of ways to make your way around the city. Every service is good, efficient and great value for money. Which you choose to use depends upon where you are trying to get but your journey is sure to be clean and comfortable. A great way to get around is if you buy a ‘Salzburg card’, this is widely available throughout the city and allows you a single admission to all the museums and attractions while providing free use of all the public transport and discounts on certain tours and excursions. There are 1, 2 and 3 day card options available.
Why not catch the Festungsbahn up to the Hohensalzburg Castle, this is a funicular railway that opened back in 1892 and linked Festungsgasse with the castle.
Ways to get around in Salzburg
Walking - Much of the city centre in Salzburg is pedestrianized and is easy to find your way around with many of the sights within walking distance of each other.
Cycling - This is a very popular mode of transport in Salzburg. Head to the local tourist information centres to get hold of brochures that give you details of local facilities and routes.
Car - When driving in Austria your lights must be kept on day and night and you must have your vehicle registration document, insurance, licence and passport with you at all times. It is compulsory to have your lights adjusted, your country sticker, a warning triangle, fire extinguisher, reflective jacket and first aid kit with you at all times. Between November and April, you must also have snow tyres or have snow chains in the car. To drive on their motorways you must display a vignette (toll sticker) on your windscreen, that you can get from a number of outlets (petrol station, post office, border points etc).
Train - Hauptbahnhof is the main train station in Salzburg and is around a 15 minute walk from the city centre. Frequent east-west trains to Vienna, Munich and Zurich and south bound trains through the Alps to Italy are available.
Bus - There is an environmentally friendly network of trolley-buses in Salzburg that allow you get around the city up to midnight.
Taxi - With a basic starting rate, taxis should be metered and then a final rate calculated depending on time and distance.