Planning Your Visit

Getting There

 

 

Many roads lead to Salzburg, the heart of the heart of Europe. Whether you arrive by car, bus, train or plane, Salzburg is easily accessible from all directions.

Rail

The Salzburger Hauptbahnhof (Salzburg main station) is serviced by a number of European railway companies. Environmentally conscious guests from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and beyond can make use of this well-connected network.

Salzburg Hauptbahnhof – Information
Südtiroler Platz 1
5020 Salzburg
Tel. +435 1717
Website

Railway companies
Austrian Federal Rail Company (ÖBB)
Westbahn
Deutsche Bahn (DB)
SwissFederal Rail Company (SBB)
Meridian (Munich – Salzburg)

Plane

Salzburg has the second largest airport in Austria. Many international airlines fly to Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart.

Furthermore, Salzburg is only about three hours away from other major airports, including Munich International Airport and Vienna International Airport. Both are easily accessible by public transport.

Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart

Munich International Airport

Vienna International Airport

Bus

Just a few meters from Großes Festspielhaus, on Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz, there is the nearest bus stop (line 1, 8, 10, A, 22, 23). Most other venues can also be easily reached by bus

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Festival Ticket = Bus Ticket

From 17 May until 20 May 2024 tickets for Festival performances will be valid for travel within the city of Salzburg in the so called „core-zone” by Trolley bus, Bus or S-Bahn from three hours before the performance begins until the last service.

From 19 July until 31 August 2024 your festival ticket is valid as a public transport ticket on all SW bus and train lines in the federal state of Salzburg (SW network area), six hours before the start of the performance until the last service.

Car

Arriving by car from within Austria you will arrive either via the A1  (from Vienna/eastern Austria) or the A10 (from the south/western part of Austria). Coming from Germany, you will arrive via the A8 highway.

Please note:

  •  There is a ban on driving in parts of Salzburg’s city center.
  • Starting one hour before the beginning of a performance, private vehicles can only enter the Hofstallgasse to let visitors out. Parking is not permitted.
  • Parking spaces in the center of Salzburg are subject to a parking fee.
  • Information about the parking facilities at the individual venues can be found on our venue information pages.

Useful Information about bringing your car to Salzburg

Accommodation

From exclusive boutique hotels to top international Hotels to cozy country house accommodation -Salzburg’s overnight accommodations offer something for every taste and for every budget. The best value offers as well as current vacancies are best booked through our tourism partners:

Salzburg.info

Salzburgerland Tourism

Salzburg old town

 

Culinary delights at the Salzburg Festival

Reserve delicacies now and enjoy during the interval without waiting. In the Festival Halls you have the opportunity to order food and beverages online in advance. Choose between pre-booking for pick-up at the designated locations in the Unteres Pausenfoyer for performances at the Großes Festspielhaus or in the Karl-Böhm-Saal for performances at the Haus für Mozart and the Felsenreitschule. Or enjoy your pre-ordered food and drinks directly at a pre-reserved place. Click here for reservation.

Accessibility

For the Salzburg Festival accessibility is important. In all venues we offer places for wheelchair users, disabled toilets and barrier-free access. Learn more about accessibility at the Salzburg Festival.

Your Visit

A visit to the Salzburg Festival is a unique experience. To answer any questions that you may have, we have summarized the most frequently asked questions for you below. Did we miss something? Please drop us a line at info@salzburgfestival.at.

Information for Coaches

Information on access regulations and parking rules for coaches

The Salzburg Festival would like to inform you about the regulations for parking and access to the “Hofstallgasse” due to new legal requirements (05/04/55261/2006/030 City of Salzburg):

“According to the limited space available for coaches at the Max-Reinhardt-Platz only 6 permits per Festival performance will be issued to coach companies which have received large ticket allocations and have a longer journey to Salzburg. Only those coach drivers who can show this permit will be given access to the “Hofstallgasse” by the police. These regulations have been set up in order to guarantee the access of buses that are fully or nearly fully occupied.
In case Festival performances coincide concerning at the beginning or end, also only 6 permits will be issued. In addition guests can also get off the buses at the stops of public transport according to the legal provision of the traffic rules and regulations. In order to pick up the Festival guests, the bus terminals in the “Paris-Lodron-Strasse” and “Erzabt- Klotz-Strasse” are available.”

*Extract from the Information letter of the city of Salzburg
In order to be able to allocate the permit we kindly ask to register yourself or your hired bus
company at the e-mail address busvignette@salzburgfestival.at .
Please include the following information:

  • event (date, performance, time, space): e.g.: 08.08.2024, LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, 19:00h, Haus für Mozart
  • number of persons:
  • client (ticket buyer):
  • coach company (please state the full address including a contact name):

All applications for permits must be submitted by July 8th 2024 and will then be processed immediately. Permits can only be made available for the venues Großes Festspielhaus, Haus für Mozart, Felsenreitschule & Domplatz.

FAQ

Is it possible to visit the festival halls?
Please find information about guided tours here.
Where can I get information regarding the broadcasts of the season?
A list of planned radio, TV or streaming broadcasts can be found on the programme pages of the respective productions on this site: https://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/en/broadcasts
When and where are programme booklets for the productions available for purchase?
Programme booklets for productions are on sale at the venue one hour before the start of the respective performance. They are also available at the Festival shop, Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg.
Is there a dresscode for performances?
We look forward to welcoming you at our performances in festive and elegant evening attire.
What happens with lost items?
All lost items are kept safe in the department for building administration. You can contact us at: +43 662 8045 311
Is there a fee for using the cloakroom?
The use of the cloakroom is free of charge for visitors at all Salzburg Festival events. For reasons of fire safety, jackets, coats, and umbrellas must be handed in at the cloakroom. For security reasons, we are unable to store bulky items such as suitcases, bags, or rucksacks in the cloakroom for you. In case you intend to leave the city directly after a performance, it is advisable to leave your luggage at your hotel or deposit it in the safety locker at the train station.
What do I need to consider regarding security regulations in general?
As extended police inspections cannot be ruled out, please allow a little more time for your entry at the various venues. We recommend arriving about 30 minutes before the beginning of each performance. Please bring a valid official identification document in order to be able to verify your identity yourself upon request. For security reasons, the following items are not allowed within the premises of our venues:
  • Bulky items. We are unable to store bulky items such as suitcases, bags, or rucksacks in the cloakroom for you. In case you intend to leave the city directly after a performance, it is advisable to leave your luggage at your hotel or deposit it in the safety locker at the train station.
  • Permitted bags should not exceed the following dimensions: 45 x 25 x 35 cm Pointed or other sharp objects are considered dangerous and usable as weapons.
Are there “house rules”?
The respective house rules of Salzburg Festival apply in all venues. By entering a performance venue, visitors and customers expressly accept the house rules.
What happens if I am late?
We recommend that you arrive at the respective venue approx. 30 minutes before the start of the performances. Despite this, should you arrive after the performance has started, please contact the staff service immediately, who will be able to assist you. We strive for the possibility of a late admittance, but there may be productions in which there is no late admittance because of excessive disturbances caused to the rest of the visitors.
When do the doors open before a performance?
The foyers of the respective venues open one hour before the start of the performance. Doors to the performance venues themselves generally open 30 minutes before the start of the performance.    
Are there standing room tickets?
If the general situation allows, reduced standing places can be offered. News will be posted on our website as well as our social media channels.
Can I drive up to the front of the Festspielhaus by coach?
Coaches require a special permit to be permitted to drive into the Hofstallgasse. Please send all inquiries to busvignette@salzburgfestival.at until the beginning of July at the latest.
		
Can I drive up to the front of the Festspielhaus by car?
Starting one hour before the beginning of a performance, vehicles can enter the Hofstallgasse and let visitors out. However, no parking is permitted. The entry and pickup is regulated by the police.
Festival Ticket = Bus Ticket
Tickets for Festival performances will be vaild for travel within the city of Salzburg in the so called core-zone by trolleybus, bus or S-Bahn from three hours before the performance begins until the last service. This offer is vaild for the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and the Salzburg Festival in summer.
Where can I park?
The closest parking possibility to the Festival Quarter is the Altstadtgarage. Further information about parking you find on the site of the specific venue.
Is the Salzburg Festival wheelchair accessible?
The Salzburg Festival offers places for wheelchair users, disabled toilets and barrier-free access in all venues. Learn more about accessibility at the Salzburg Festival.