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From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

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From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

To get to Salzburg from Dublin my wife and I are flying to Munich and then taking train to Salzburg. Arriving in Munich midweek at 10:40, so no 9am issue.

Can we purchase the Bayern-Ticket at Munich airport and use it from the airport on the S-train, to the station where we join the train to Salzburg ?

We used the Bayern-Ticket around Munich and Bavaria some years ago, so know how to purchase it in the DB ticket machine, etc.

Many thanks for your advice.

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1. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

Of course you can buy it at Munich Airport, why shouldn't you be able to do that? For terms and condtions simply read the offical information, given on the website of German Railways DB.

www.bahn.de

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2. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

That’s great Michael S. Thanks.

I wanted to confirm that there was no special conditions on travelling from the actual airport.

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3. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

Many people take local trains from Munich Airport via Munich Center to Salzburg. As you already know, between Munich and Salzburg you may only take the slower regional train service, branded "Meridian".

Edited: June 13, 2018, 1:58 am
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4. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

To get to Salzburg using the Bayern ticket you don’t need to go into Munich . You change trains at München Ost for the Meridian train to Salzburg usually platform 8

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5. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

Munich Ost Station is also located *inside* Munich, and fairly close to the city center.

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6. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

My point was that the OP does not need to stay on the train all the way to Munich HBF just to nretrace their steps back out on the same line through Munchen Ost when time is saved by changing trains at Ost.

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7. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

The downside of a change at Munich Ost is if there is a longer wait involved. Munich Hauptbahnhof is more pleasant to wait as you can board the train early and get a seat without a problem which may not be the case when boarding at M-Ost. Due to construction on tracks less highspeed trains run and more ppl use Meridian.

At Munich Ost you wait on the platform for may be an hour. Travel time from M-Ost to Munich Central is about 9 mins. Well worth doing if the wait is long.

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8. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

Thank you again all for your comments and advice.

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9. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

How long you wait at OST varies according to the connection and time of day. Maybe I’ve been lucky. High speed Railjet trains cannot be used with the Bayern ticket so the op will be using slower Meridian trains in any case. I do agree that it can be easier to get a seat if you board at HbF

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10. Re: From Munich Airport to Salzburg with Bayern-Ticket?

Just for you information -- there are no high-speed trains between Munich and Salzburg, because trains do not go faster than 160 km/h. That's not high-speed.

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