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Flights from London to Salzburg

Thinking of booking cheap flights from London to Salzburg? Find out all the information you need to know here. 


London Stansted Airport Overview

Before you fly London to Salzburg, it’s worth getting to know a little about Stansted airport - this is the airport you’ll be flying from when you book your cheap flights to Salzburg from London. Stansted airport is the UK’s fourth busiest airport, handling over 25 million passengers every year. To get to Stansted Airport, there are 15 pick-up points for the National Express coaches throughout central London. In addition, the Stansted Express provides a more direct route to the airport. Trains depart every 15 minutes and take just 40 to 45 minutes to reach the airport from London Liverpool Street. 


Salzburg Airport Overview

Salzburg Airport is the second largest international airport in Austria and is located around 3.1km from Salzburg city centre. When travelling from the airport to Salzburg city centre, you’ll find Salzburg trolleybus lines 2 and 10 connect the airport to the rest of Salzburg's public transportation system. The main station can be reached within around 25 minutes. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre should take less than 15 minutes.  Planning to see more than just the city centre? Check out Ryanair Car Hire for great value deals on car rental. 


What to Expect on arrival at Salzburg?

As soon as you disembark from your London to Salzburg flights, you’ll want to make the most of your time in this beautiful Austrian city. Your first stop should be The Old Town, which is home to some of the city’s most popular attractions including Mozart’s Geburtshaus (Birthplace), The Salzburg Museum, as well as a number of locations where the Sound of Music was filmed. Other interesting sights include the Mirabella Palace and Gardens as well as the Festung Hohensalzburg (Hohensalzburg Fortress).


Five fun facts about Salzburg

  • Salzburg means ‘salt fortress’ - the name refers to the city’s mining heritage
  • Salzburg provided the setting for the movie The Sound of Music, which starred Julie Andrews. Today it is still possible to visit many of locations where the movie was filmed.
  • The Mirabell Gardens are considered the most beautiful baroque gardens in Europe. It is also home to the Garden of Gnomes created by Prince Archbishop Franz Anton Harrach. Many of these dwarf statues were modelled after dwarves who lived in the court and served as entertainers to the archbishop. 
  • The world’s largest ice caves are located roughly an hour from Salzburg. 
  • A skull which is said to be that of Mozart is on display at the University Mozarteum. Missing its lower jaw, this skull matched a historical record indicating that Joseph Rothmayer, a gravedigger, had taken the skull from the group grave in which Mozart was buried ten years after his death in 1791.


From London to Salzburg: Practical Information

When preparing for your London to Salzburg flights, be sure to pack a travel adaptor for any of your electrical devices you’ll need to charge while on your trip. 

Don’t forget to change your sterling to euros before you fly.

Weather: Salzburg enjoys a temperate climate, but if you’re travelling in summer, you’ll find July to be the hottest month, with average temperatures of 21°C. The coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of -1°C so be sure to wrap up and bring plenty of layers if you’re jetting in to see the Christmas markets or heading to the nearby Alps to go skiing. 

Need accommodation? Search Ryanair Rooms for an excellent choice of places to stay while in Salzburg and to save you money on your next Ryanair flights. 

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