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If you fly into Salzburg’s W.A. Mozart Airport, you’ll find three municipal buses that run from there to the city centre, Lines 2, 8, and 27. These are regular city buses that make multiple stops between the airport and the city, not dedicated airport buses.
Any of the three will get you to the centre, so you could take the first one you see. However, depending on where you want to go, you may want to choose among the three.
Lines 2 and 27 go to the Hauptbahnhof, the main train station. From there they run to Mirabellgarten, a central location if your hotel is in the Neustadt, Right Bank. In addition, before arriving at the train station, the 27 stops at Mönchsbergaufzug and at Zentrum-Hanusch Platz, two of the main entries into the Altstadt, Left Bank, if your hotel is there. Of course, you can change buses at all of the above stops, depending on the line you need.
Line 8 also stops at Zentrum-Hanusch Platz before continuing toward Salzburg Süd—South Salzburg. It does not go to the Hauptbahnhof but stays on the Left Bank of the Salzach. Of course it also offers numerous opportunities to change, depending on the line you need.
As noted, these city buses stop at many ‘Haltstelles’ along the way. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes from the airport to the centre. The fare is €2 if you buy your ticket from the driver as you board. It will be slightly less if you purchase your ticket from the automated machine at the airport bus stop. No transfers are necessary; the single ticket is good for a one-way journey to your destination, no matter how many times you change buses.
To get to the airport bus stop, exit the terminal, cross the drop-off/pick-up traffic lane directly in front and walk toward the parking structure about 100 metres straight ahead. The bus stop is located opposite the structure. Lines 2 and 8 run every 10 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays until 19:00, when they run every 20 minutes, as they do on Sundays and holidays. For Line 27, the intervals are 15 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively.