Salzburg's main station: Location map

Salzburg Hbf is the main station in Salzburg, used by almost all mainline trains, both ÖBB and Westbahn.  Hbf simply stands for Hauptbahnhof, German for main station.  The station first opened in 1860 and was heavily renovated 2008-2014.  The main change has been the demolition of a large island platform in the middle of the station with many dead-end platforms facing Germany and more dead-end platforms at the other end facing Vienna.  It's been replaced by more through platforms, significantly increasing capacity, and the dingy passageway under the tracks has been replaced by a bright modern shopping mall with much better facilities, including new ticket offices for both ÖBB and Westbahn.

small bullet point  Overview

small bullet point  Which platform for your train?

small bullet point  Luggage lockers, ticket office, ATMs, WiFi

small bullet point  Restaurants & supermarkets

small bullet point  Hotels near the station

small bullet point  Taxis, buses, walking


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Station overview

Salzburg is a through station (not a terminus) with a historic station building and booking hall on the northwest side of the tracks, closest to the city centre.  See a 3D plan of Salzburg Hbf at (please let me know if this link stops working).

Salzburg Hbf exterior

Salzburg Hbf main entrance.  The forecourt has been pedestrianised.  Note the excellent H+ Hotel on the left, immediately outside the station.

Salzburg Hbf main hall

Main hall, inside the main entrance, showing the start of the passageway under the tracks. There is an information counter on the right, just out of shot.  The passageway is at ground level as the tracks & platforms are raised on a viaduct.  The posters in the centre show train departures through the day with platform numbers.

Passageway under the tracks

The ground-level passageway under all the tracks, with steps, escalators & lifts up to each platform.  On the left is the useful Spar supermarket.  Ahead and to the right, the ÖBB ticket office.  The ÖBB Lounge is also on the right a little further on, as are the toilets and luggage lockers.

Which platform for your train?

Salzburg Hbf platforms

The platforms.  A new extended roof was created in the 2008-2014 renovations, but it incorporates the original arched trainshed roof as you can see here.  Note the escalators down into the passageway under the tracks.

Salzburg Hbf platforms

Another view of the platforms, with the 10:39 double-deck Westbahn train from Vienna about to leave for Innsbruck.  Note the admirably clear departure indicator!

Left luggage, ATMs, WiFi

Salzburg Hbf luggage lockers & toilets

Waiting room, lost property office, toilets.  The luggage lockers are in here, at the back.  Note the departures screen, there are plenty around!

Ticket offices

Salzburg Hbf ticket office   Salzburg Hbf ticket office interior

Salzburg Hbf ticket ÖBB office.  Courtesy of Paul Nikolic.

ÖBB 1st class lounge

Salzburg Hbf OBB Lounge entrance   Salzburg Hbf OBB Lounge

Somewhere to eat & drink


Hotels in Salzburg

Local transportWalking, taxis, trams

More information

The view approaching Salzburg

On the right hand side shortly before arriving at Salzburg Hbf when heading east, or on the left hand side just after leaving Salzburg Hbf when heading west, trains cross the River Salzach with this wonderful view of the river and the Fortress Hohensalzburg.

View from train arriving at or leaving Salzburg

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