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Austria by Rail

Travelling by train through Austria is now faster and easier that ever before. What better way to explore Austria than travelling through stunning mountain scenery, lush alpine meadows, historic towns and picturesque villages.

Austrian Federal Railways © ÖBB/Harald Eisenberger

Comfortable trains offer frequent service on 3,600 miles of rail tracks. Most trains have First and Second Class seating. Seat reservation for First Class is free, for Second Class Euro 3.00.

Traveling times on intercity train between major Austrian cities:
Vienna - Salzburg: 2 hrs. 22 min.
Salzburg - Innsbruck: 1 hrs. 49 min.
Innsbruck - Bregenz: 2 hrs. 23 min.
Vienna - Graz: 2 hrs. 30 min.
Graz - Linz: 3 hrs. 26 min.
Graz - Innsbruck: 6 hrs.

ÖBB - Austrian Railways Discount Card
VORTEILScard a great way to save money while traveling comfortly throughout Austria. All varieties of the VORTEILScard (Euro 99.90) are valid for a year and give you a 45% discount on the standard fare. The VORTEILScard can be obtained at all major Austrian train stations – all you need is a passport and a photo. ÖBB - Austrian Railways offers an additional 5% price reduction on Internet bookings!
With a VORTEILScard you also qualify for discounts on bicycle rentals, sleeper cars, “Reisebüro am Bahnhof” (travel and ticket agency at the train station), the Schafbergbahn and many more.

VORTEILScard <26
With this photocard, travellers under 26 get a 45% discount on all rail travel within Austria.

VORTEILScard Senior
Women over 60 and men over 65 will receive a 45% discount on all rail and many bus travels within Austria.
For information on additional features of the VORTEILScard senior please inquire at the local train station or contact the VORTEILScard Service Line.

These discount cards are available at:
Austrian Federal Railways
VORTEILScard ServiceLine: 0011 43 1 93000-36457

Traveling on a budget?
The Austrian Federal Railways offers point-to-point tickets starting at Euro 9 for travels within Austria. Learn more about the "Sparschiene" tickets.

For a comprehensive train schedule please visit