Planning Your Visit

Prevention Measures

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.

Please note that due to the current situation there can be different regulations concerning entrance and residence. Find more information here.

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

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.

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

Access and parking regulations

During the Salzburg Festival, coaches (mini buses are considered as cars) require a permit sticker to enter Hofstallgasse.

For more information, please refer to the information letter for coaches.

Please order your permit sticker at busvignette@salzburgfestival.at

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.
When can I buy tickets for the Salzburg Festival Whitsun?
You can book your subscriptions from December 6 2021, Single tickets from January 14 2022, directly online at www.salzburgfestival.at/whitsun

Written orders, using our order form if possible, are processed with priority according to the date by which they are received.
Single ticket orders are processed from January 14, 2022 (according to availability).
Please send your wirtten orders to:
Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival
Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz 11 · 5020 Salzburg · Austria
info@salzburgfestival.at
How can I personalize my tickets for the Whitsun Festival?
Click here for detailed instructions on how to personalize the tickets.
In contrast to printed admission tickets, there are no processing fees (printing and shipping costs) or fees for any re-personalization and replacement tickets for e-tickets.
How can I order tickets for the Salzburg Festival?
Available tickets can be booked online: Book now
Until when are ticket orders for the summer collected?
All orders are requested by January 24, 2022 online atwww.salzburgfestival.at by using the interactive season overview.
or by mail: Ticket Office of the Salzburg Festival P.O. Box 140, 5010 Salzburg, Austria

All orders arriving at the latest by the deadline will be handled equally, irrespective of when they arrive. Notification of the extent to which the order is as requested processed will be sent by April 2022 at the latest. Orders received after the deadline will only be processed after all orders placed before the deadline have been filled.

Orders from Club Members, Patrons, Association Members and Subscribers are processed with priority and are linked to the current member status.
When does the sale of single tickets for the summer start?
Single tickets for the summer will be available beginning April 7, 2022 directly on www.salzburgfestival.at by using the interactive season overview.
The online ticket purchase is approved automatically via email.
Is Jedermann performed on the Domplatz (Cathedral Square) irrespective of the weather?
Since Jedermann performances on Domplatz (Cathedral Square) are openair performances, a weather risk cannot be excluded. In the event of rain or an uncertain weather situation (e.g. heavy rain or thunderstorms), the performance may be moved to the Grosses Festspielhaus. After 60 minutes, the performance is considered to have been completed; if the performance is cancelled earlier, the admission fee will be refunded on a pro rata basis. Due to the differences between the venues Domplatz and the Grosses Festspielhaus, it is not possible to guarantee a side-by-side position in the event of a performance of the Jedermann in the Grosses Festspielhaus, or to vary the position in line and spatial positioning in relation to Domplatz.