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Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

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Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

We (family of 3 with a 5 yr old) are travelling to Brussels in mid December. We are looking to go to Salzburg for 3 days to experience the Christmas festivities there. What is the best, most reasonably priced , means to travel from Brussels to Salzburg ?

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1. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

I guess by train, but it takes some time, keep that in mind. Check timetables and fares here: www.bahn.de

And book rather early in order to be able to get the lowest fares!

Edited: 10 June 2018, 14:15
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2. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

Eurowings operates flights between Salzburg and Brussels

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3. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

Good news, but book well in advance if you want to benefit from a reasonable price!

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4. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

I would investigate flying to Munich by Lufthansa, then taking the train to Salzburg

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5. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

Thank you. It looks like Eurowings only operate flights from brussels to Salzburg on Wednesdays and Sundays. We want to leave Brussels on a Saturday.

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6. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

Cheap = train, flight via Frankfurt = costly

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7. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

I saw the flights via Frankfurt are very expensive yes. Looks like we will have to take the train. Thanks for everyone's help.

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8. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

Did you also check flights to Munich as suggested above? You could also look for a flight to Vienna and take the train directly from the airport to Salzburg.

www.oebb.at/en

Unfortunately, this routing incolves some kind of backtracking, making the effort somehow pointless and less efficient.

You could also go from Brussels to Cologne by train and fly from there to Salzburg on Eurowings. But considering the extra time for changing to Cologne Airport upon arrival in Cologne, you will again lose some precious time, why going all the way by train might be easiest after all.

Edited: 10 June 2018, 21:44
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9. Re: Best way to travel from Brussels to Salzburg

Thank you. We only have 3 nights in Salzburg, hence us wanting to get the quickest ,affordable means from Brussels. We will check to see if we can catch an early train.

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