Travel Budget for Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

How much does it cost to travel to Salzburg?

How much money will you need for your trip to Salzburg? You should plan to spend around €123 ($128) per day on your vacation in Salzburg, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €32 ($33) on meals for one day and €16 ($16) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Salzburg for a couple is €147 ($153). So, a trip to Salzburg for two people for one week costs on average €1,718 ($1,789). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Salzburg for one week usually costs around €859 for one person. So, a trip to Salzburg for two people costs around €1,718 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,436 in Salzburg. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Salzburg can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Salzburg? How much money do I need for Salzburg?

How much does a trip to Salzburg cost? Is Salzburg expensive? The average Salzburg trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Salzburg prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Salzburg
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Salzburg is €74. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Salzburg is €147.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Salzburg
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Salzburg is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €16 per person, per day, on local transportation in Salzburg.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Salzburg
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Food Budget in Salzburg
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  • While meal prices in Salzburg can vary, the average cost of food in Salzburg is €32 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Salzburg should cost around €13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Salzburg is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Salzburg?

Typical prices for Food in Salzburg are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Salzburg, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Entertainment Budget in Salzburg
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  • Entertainment and activities in Salzburg typically cost an average of €24 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Salzburg
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  • The average person spends about €21 on alcoholic beverages in Salzburg per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


What did other people spend on Alcohol in Salzburg?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Salzburg are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Salzburg, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Beer

Water Budget in Salzburg
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  • On average, people spend €2.57 on bottled water in Salzburg per day. The public water in Salzburg is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021
Salzburg On a Budget
Salzburg Salzburg Old Town
Most people know of Salzburg from its roll in the infamous movie "The Sound of Music." Every child who fell in love with this movie knows the gazebo scene in the rain, or could sing "My Favorite Things" as they skip down the Salzach River, but once you get past the obvious cliches, you can see that Salzburg is a city with a lot of depth and culture aside from the movie.

Salzburg is also famed as the birthplace of Mozart. It has a wonderfully preserved old town with excellent examples of baroque architecture. There's a handful of museums as well as a zoo and some wonderful restaurants. There's also the popular Salzburg Festival. But if you're still a kid at heart and first fell in love with Salzburg during the Sound of Music, Panorama Tours will take you on a Sound of Music Tour where you'll hit most of the important highlights. It is still a popular favorite for many visitors to Salzburg.

Salzburg is in a temperate zone at the northern rim of the Alps. This location means that the amount of rain the city receives, particularly during the summer months, is high. It can be windy during the winter and spring seasons and summer is probably the best time to visit, although it can be very crowded.
There are some great sights around Salzburg, and not all of them are related to the Sound of Music. Some of the city's more interesting museums include the Toy Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Salzburg Museum of Modern Art. Other famous sights around town include Mozart's birthplace, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Alter Markt Square, the Salzburg Zoo, and Saint Peter's Church.
Salzburg has 24 different districts, but only a handful of them attract tourists. The city is split by the Salzach River and Kapuzinerberg is on the left and Monchesberg is on the right. The city's Old Town, Altstadt is where you will find most of the sights including Mozart's birthplace, St. Peter's Cemetery and the Cathedral. It also has many concert halls, luxury homes, and interesting architecture. Noonberg is located just south of Old Town. The Sound of Music shot several scenes here but it is also the home of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and Monks' Mountain. North of Old Town are more residential and business areas. Aigen is to the south, and has many wealthy homes and rich residents.

There are a number of tours that run through Salzburg. The most popular are those related to The Sound of Music, in particular those done by Panorama Tours. Other interesting tours include those of the Salt Mines. Check out Salzwelten Salzburg in Bad Durrnberg. It's an hour and a half tour that is fun for adults and kids alike. For an entertaining look at the city of Salzburg, check out Rikschatours Salzburg. The tours run from May through October every day at 10:30 AM. They start at Residenzplatz Square.

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Food and Dining
There are some great restaurants and outdoor beer gardens around town. The options range from budget to expensive, and there is something interesting for all travel types, so you should easily find something that strikes your fancy. Many restaurants, particularly near the Old Town, serve traditional Austrian food. In particular, make sure you try the Salzburg Nockerl. This is a delcious but filling dessert that should be shared amongst friends. Cafes and coffeeshops are also popular. Sitting outside, sipping coffee, and people watching is a great way to relax and soak up some of Salzburg's excellent atmosphere.

The most enjoyable way to explore the city is on foot. It's a beautiful and easily walkable town, and you will truly soak up most of its atmosphere if you wander around without an agenda. Another fun option is to rent a bicycle and explore that way. There is also a great bus network that is convenient if you're not up for walking or if the weather is not ideal for being outdoors. In general, trips that are late at night are best done by taxi, which are usually easy to find throughout the city. If you fly into Salzburg, there is an electric trolleybus that can take you into the center of town.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

The Salzburg Card

By backpackguru
If you don't have to much time in Salzburg, and really plan to do a whirlwind highlights tour, consider buying a Salzburg Card. With it you can get free admission to all of the city's attraction, free access to the city's public transit including the fortress funicular, panorama boat, and cable car Untersberg. There are also discounts include to some city events, tours and excursions. Do the math, but if you plan on seeing a lot, the Salzburg Card might be a good buy.

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