How to Reach Hallstatt


  • By Air: Hallstatt is 140 miles from Vienna Intl Airport (Vienna, Austria) which is the closest airport to Hallstatt. Taxis and other private services are easily available as well as public busses which take you directly to the city.
  • By Bus: Bus services are available to get in the city and the best way to go forward with it is the local busses which are available quite easily. The journey starts from Salzburg. Take Bus 150 to Bad Ischl, bus 542 heading to Gosau and switch to bus 543.
  • By Train: Train from Salzburg to Hallstatt is extremely can also catch one from Vienna station as it takes about 2 and a half hour to travel to Hallstatt.
  • By Cars/taxi: Cars on rental are available to get to the city but not allowed inside the city.The cars and taxis are available at either of the two stations, Vienna or Sulzburg and lead to the city. The usual route is Alzburg – Hallein – Golling – Abtenau – Pass Gschuett – Gosau – Hallstatt.
  • By Ferry: The ferry is the most preferred way to travel as it as you can relish the picturesque scenery with the beautiful glass like Hallstatt lake below you to keep you company.


  • By Train: You can take the local trains and explore the ice caves and other parts of the city as there is always connecting trains to Bad Ischl.
  • By Car: Cars are available on rent but remember they are not allowed from May to October, 10am to 5pm.
  • By foot: Best way to move around and explore the city is by foot as the village is small in size and is easily accessible by foot.
Route Distance Time
Bad goisern to Hallstatt 11.54 km 11 mins
Annaberg im lammertal to Hallstatt 20.75 km 20 mins
Abtenau to Hallstatt 30.13 km 30 mins
Ebensee to Hallstatt 33.96 km 33 mins
Kuchl to Hallstatt 53.03 km 53 mins
Hallein to Hallstatt 59.42 km 59 mins
Seekirchen am wallersee to Hallstatt 66.9 km 1 hour 6 mins
Salzburg to Hallstatt 69.66 km 1 hour 9 mins
Wals to Hallstatt 77.26 km 1 hour 17 mins
Maria alm to Hallstatt 81.05 km 1 hour 21 mins