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Eco-Friendly Travel

You don't need your car to explore Austria. Be kind to the environment and travel by train, bus or boat, and enjoy the country's stunning views on the way.

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By Train

The Austrian Federal Railways offer attractive and inexpensive travel deals to all major holiday destinations across Austria. How about a family holiday in Austria where your kids travel for free? Or a short city trip?
For more information and offers visit Railtours Austria

By Boat

A leisurely and beautiful way to travel is by boat along the Danube. DDSG Blue Danube offers daily trip to/ from Budapest and Bratislava, special rides to Passau and day trips to Dürnstein and Hainburg including a visit to Schlosshof and Donauauen national park. You can also choose from a variety of themed boat cruises offering everything from dance and music to kids’ parties and gourmet travels.
For offers, dates and prices visit: DDSG Blue Danube

The charming crew at Brandner Schiffahrt takes you on scenic cruises along the Danube in Wachau, between Melk and Krems. They also offer a choice of special and themed cruises. For details information visit: Brandner Schiffahrt

The boats of Donauschiffahrt Wurm + Köck ply the route between Passau, Linz and Vienna. The company has a great selection of day trips, themed cruises and weekend excursions. How about a Casino Weekend in Linz, Europe’s culture capital in 2009? For more information go to: Donauschiffahrt Wurm + Köck

Boat cruises are not only offered on the Danube, though. 21 cruise companies have joined forces under the umbrella Ship Austria to offer great trips and cruise on Austria lakes and rivers.
Further information: Ship Austria

A must for all nostalgia fans are the one or multi-day boat and train travels. In addition to the regular trips you can also book your own coach for a very exclusive trip or unique event. Detailed information is available online at: Erlebnis Bahn und Schiff

By Bus

Another great way to explore and enjoy Austria is by bus. ÖBB-Postbus GmbH boasts a fleet of over 2100 busses and coaches which ply some 30,000 routes across the country. In addition to their scheduled service they also offers special excursions to the country’s most scenic regions and spots.
Information, offers and schedules: ÖBB-Postbus


By Plane

We all know that air travel has a bad carbon footprint, but for many of us holidaying means getting on a plane and flying somewhere. What’s your carbon footprint when using the plane? Go to www.myclimate.at or www.atmosfair.de to calculate your personal footprint.

At myclimate Austria and atmosfair they also tell you how much it would cost to reduce air travel emissions and how to compensate your carbon footprint. To find out how visit www.myclimate.at or www.atmosfair.de.

Minimize your air travel-related climate impact and offset your carbon footprint!