Find flights
When to book
Airlines
Travel Guide

Cheap flights to Salzburg

BOS — SZG
16 Apr — 23 Apr1
1 adult
Tue 16/4
Tue 23/4

Flights to Salzburg in 2024

Find the latest flights to Salzburg in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 910,493 searches and data was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Popular in

February

Cheapest in

September

Average price

£190

Return from

£53

One-way from

£34
High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From London to Salzburg W.A. Mozart
One-way flight from London to Salzburg W.A. Mozart (SZG)

Average price of flights to Salzburg by month

Plan your trip to Salzburg by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Salzburg is currently £0 while a return flight costs £0. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.

Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Salzburg (average of £94). Flying to Salzburg in August will prove the most costly (average of £273). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

£95

February

£124

March

£96

April

£113

May

£176

June

£143

July

£177

August

£218

September

£92

October

£130

November

£75

December

£120

Salzburg is busy year-round and does not have an off season. Spring and summer draw the biggest crowds booking flights to Salzburg. From mid-July through to August the city is jam-packed with visitors coming to the Salzburg Festival. Since the festival was established in 1920, it has been known for the outstanding high quality of the music, the inclusion of international artists and the successful integration of both the traditional and contemporary. The exceptional programme of this festival, which is one of the world’s most exclusive music festivals, gets people from all over the world to book their flights to Salzburg during this time.

The Advent season runs from the end of November through Christmas and is becoming a more and more popular time to visit. This is the perfect destination to get into the festive spirit, as the snow blankets the city, turning it into a wonderful winter wonderland. Visit the historic Salzburg Christmas Market on Cathedral Square and Residence Square, which have been held since the end of the 15th century. Here you can expect to smell the scent of mulled wine, listen to performances by traditional Salzburg choirs, eat delicious Christmas cookies and wander around stalls selling ornaments, arts and crafts and much more. Over this winter period, specifically the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season is also the ski season, which brings many foreign visitors and Viennese to the area. The crowds return to the city over the Easter holiday to experience a slightly warmer ski season.

As there is no real off season, Salzburg flights and hotel rates tend to be on the high side year-round. You may, however, find restaurants less crowded and possibly a reduced hotel rate as well as cheap flights to Salzburg in May, early June, September, and October.

Temperature and rainfall in Salzburg by month

Plan your trip to Salzburg by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SZG

Temperature

-1 - 19 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Salzburg, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 19.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around -1.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Salzburg?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Salzburg. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Salzburg, you should look to book at least 8 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
Search Deals

When is the cheapest time to fly to Salzburg?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Salzburg. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.
Morning
Midday
Afternoon
Evening
All times are departure.
Users looking for the lowest fares to Salzburg should consider flying on Tuesday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Friday at midday, when prices are usually at their highest.
Search Deals

Reviews of airlines servicing Salzburg

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Salzburg. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Salzburg. Reviews last updated 11 April 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Wizz Air UK, easyJet and Ryanair to Salzburg by reading reviews from past customers. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7.9
Good
1,659 reviews

Crew

8.4

Food

7.3

Boarding

7.8

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

7.9
Good
1,659 reviews
7.9
Good
1,659 reviews

Crew

8.4

Food

7.3

Boarding

7.8

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

7.7
Good
1,111 reviews
7.9
Good
1,659 reviews

Crew

8.4

Food

7.3

Boarding

7.8

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

7.5
Good
3,684 reviews
7.9
Good
1,659 reviews

Crew

8.4

Food

7.3

Boarding

7.8

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

7.4
Good
1,422 reviews
7.9
Good
1,659 reviews

Crew

8.4

Food

7.3

Boarding

7.8

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

7.1
Good
210 reviews
7.9
Good
1,659 reviews

Crew

8.4

Food

7.3

Boarding

7.8

Overall

7.9

Entertainment

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Departure was late. Plane much too small for an 11 hour flight. One bathroom was out of order in a completely full flight.

Destination overview

“In Salzburg I don’t know who I am,” wrote Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1778. The city has no such doubt. Mozart is its favourite son and the trail that takes in his birthplace, family residence, Mozart Square and St. Sebastian’s Church, where some of the Mozarts, although not Wolfgang, are buried, is a tourist draw. Just as popular are Sound of Music tours, which take in the locations from the film, including Mirabell Gardens, Nonnberg Abbey, Leopoldskron Palace and Hellbrunn Palace.

Book a cheap flight to Salzburg and experience a city perched on the border between Austria and Germany, Salzburg is divided by the River Salzach. On one side is the Unesco-listed Old Town, the Hohensalzburg, the Residenz, 17th-century Baroque cathedral, and Getreidegasse, one of Salzburg’s oldest shopping streets.

New, or newer, Salzburg is on the other side of the river. This is where most of the hotels and the Mirabell Palace are.

The city is not too big and mostly walkable. You can get from Mirabell Palace to the old town in about 30 minutes, and with the rich architecture, fountains and statues surrounding you, you’ll enjoy the stroll even more. Pop into one of the museums dedicated to Salzburg’s musical past, or one of the many microbreweries around town. You should certainly spend an evening having dinner at St Peter’s, supposedly the oldest restaurant in Europe.

Being in the Alps, Salzburg has breathtaking mountainous scenery. The Hohensalzburg Fortress is reachable by funicular and rewards visitors with the best views in the city as well as its collection of antique weaponry and a concert hall. Travel two hours south and visit Hallstatt, a peaceful lakeside town that is nearly 3,000 years old with amazing scenery that includes a waterfall.

With a name that means “salt castle”, Salzburg and its surrounding area is fittingly home to various salt mines. A great one for families that is close to the city is Salzwelten Salzburg; it features wooden slides and trolley rides in the depths and there is a picnic area outside.

Salzburg climate

Nestled in the Alps, Salzburg has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are warm and humid. June through August temperatures are in the 20s, and it rains frequently and hard. Winter days are often overcast, and the temperature hovers around the freezing point, staying cold enough for lots of snow. Spring and autumn are delightful. April and May are in the teens, as are September and October.

Getting around Salzburg

Most of Salzburg’s sights are close to one another, so setting out on foot is a great way to explore the city. You can also hop on one of the buses or trains covering the city and outlying towns.

Getting from the airport

The majority of travellers will arrive at Salzburg Airport (SZG), also known as W. A. Mozart Airport, which is located 2.5 miles (4km) from the city centre. The train is the quickest transport from the airport to the city with a journey taking around 15-20 minutes. There is also a bus service, taxis as well as car rental companies.

What is good to know if travelling to Salzburg?

  • The Hohensalzburg Castle dates from the 11th century. The fully preserved fortress is the largest in central Europe and looks down upon the Old Town and the Salzach River valley. If you don’t fancy walking up the hill to visit the castle, a funicular railway runs from the Old Town.
  • In St Peter’s cemetery there is a grave with seven crosses. According to legend, this is the tomb of Sebastian Stumpfegger who is said to have murdered his seven wives by tickling them to death.
  • Salzburg’s most famous shopping district is the Getreidegasse. The area has lots of shops – jewellery, clothes, perfume – passageways and courtyards and the Mozart Museum is here too.
  • The Salzburg Festival, held during July and August, and the Salzburg Easter Festival continues Salzburg’s famous link with music.
  • The Mirabell Garden. Also the Zwerglgarten (“the garden of the dwarves”) with its statues of gnomes. It was built during the reign of Prince Archbishop Franz Anton Harrach in 1715.
  • How do you solve a problem like Maria? Take a tour of the locations used in The Sound of Music.

Salzburg airport overview

Austria’s reputation for efficiency and user-friendliness is perfectly epitomised by the wonderful Salzburg WA Mozart International Airport. The second-largest airport in Austria – and the gateway to the world-famous Ski Amade region – modern, functional Salzburg International Airport is roundly considered one of the easiest, most pleasant airports to transit through in the world.

Flights to Salzburg International Airport are provided by a number of airlines, including several low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, bmi, and easyJet – offering short, inexpensive connections to leading European destinations. Be warned that flights to Salzburg are harder to find in the ski season (November-March) so book early, to avoid disappointment.

Related info for your journey

  • What does SZG mean?

    SZG is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A SZG flight refers to a flight to Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Salzburg?

    Most people fly into Salzburg W.A. Mozart (SZG) if they book a flight to Salzburg. W.A. Mozart is conveniently located just 2.6 mi from Salzburg’s city center. SZG handles an average of 2 flights per day from London. You should also have a few airline options to choose from. 9 airlines have flights to W.A. Mozart from London.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Salzburg if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Salzburg on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Salzburg?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Ryanair is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Salzburg.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Salzburg?

    Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Salzburg. One-way flights to Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport typically cost £17, while return flights cost around £23.

  • How much is a return flight to Salzburg?

    A return flight to Salzburg will typically cost around £145, however they can be found for as little as £29.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Salzburg depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Salzburg, London offers the quickest one-way flight (1 hour 55 minutes).

  • Does Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport?

    Yes. Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Haus Kernstock is the closest property to Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport (0.0 mi away from Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport).

See more FAQs

Browse thousands of different options on Cheapflights for your next trip

Toggle through the tabs below to find thousands of options on Cheapflights for your next trip.

Fly your favourite airline to Salzburg
Fly your favorite airline to Salzburg. Flight routes are based on user searches made on Cheapflights and were last updated on 11 April 2024.

Search flights to Salzburg by cabin class

Find flights to Salzburg, based on your preferred cabin class, be it economy, premium economy, business, or first class.
100% Free
Cheapflights is completely free to use, so you can start saving the moment you arrive.
Book with Flexibility
Our users can plan ahead with confidence and find flights with no change fees
Travel Smart
Millions of people come to us for their flight needs every year. We help make travel planning easy by providing useful insights and data-driven graphs that can inform your decisions.