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Train travel in Austria

What better way to explore Austria than travelling through stunning mountain scenery, lush alpine meadows, historic towns and picturesque villages on a reliable and comfortable Austrian train service that represents excellent value for money.
Railjet through Austria © ÖBB Philipp Horak Railjet through Austria © ÖBB Philipp Horak

Discover Austria by train

Austria's extensive rail system is probably one of the most convenient ways to travel between its major cities. But Austria’s train connections aren't just great for city-to-city travel. Remote regions like the beloved Salzkammergut (Salzburg Lake District) or the Arlberg region can be conveniently explored with the country's fast and efficient trains operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).

A new service from the ÖBB even takes you directly from the airport in Vienna to your favorite vacation destination. Never has train travel been so convenient.

The ÖBB Railjet takes you from one stop to the next with comfort and ease, while you lean back and enjoy the scenic ride.

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Plan your train journey

Travelling times between major Austrian cities:
Vienna - Salzburg = less than 2,5 hours with ÖBB railjet
Salzburg - Innsbruck = less than 2 hours with ÖBB railjet
Innsbruck - Bregenz = starting from approx. 2,5 hours
Vienna - Graz = 2 hours 38 min.
Graz - Linz = starting from approx. 3 hours
Graz - Innsbruck = starting from approx. 6 hours

ÖBB-Austrian Railways offer attractive ticket options for travelling through Austria by train.

ÖBB - Austrian Railways Discount Card

VORTEILScard Classic
With the Vorteilscard Classic, you can travel by train at 45% discounted rates for 99 Euros per year. There are no special requirements for this card.

VORTEILScard Jugend
Travellers under 26 pay only 19 Euros for their VorteilsCard and also get a 45% discount on all rail travel within Austria for an entire year.

VORTEILScard Senior
With the Vorteilscard Senior you can travel by train at discounted rates for as little as 29 Euros a year. This card is available to anybody above the age of 62 and also includes reductions on many bus conenctions within Austria.For information on additional features of the VORTEILScard senior please inquire at the local train station or contact the VORTEILScard Service Line.

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.

Click here for detailed information on the VORTEILScard

Discover Austria from just €9*!
The ÖBB SparSchiene ticket is ideal for those who plan their trips in advance. Travel 2nd class from Vienna to Graz, for example, from just €9* per person and way. Please note that these tickets can only be booked online and that they are valid for a specific train, a specific day of travel and in one direction. The number of tickets is limited. Exchanges and refunds are not permitted.
*Can be booked up to 3 days in advance. No additional VORTEILSCARD discount. Current terms and conditions of SparSchiene Austria apply. For further information and to book, visit:

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