• OEBB Railjet in Autumn Landscape
      Good to Know about Traveling by Train

    Austria's extensive train system is easily one of the most convenient ways to travel between its major cities and small forgotten hamlets. Here is what you need to know before hopping on board!

    Types of Trains

    All ÖBB trains are state-of-the-art, with comfortable seating and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Certain trains just add that little extra something to your trip!


    The Railjet offers more comfortable wagons, free Wifi on board, and much faster connections. At interval speeds of 140 mph (230 km/h), you can now reach Salzburg’s Main Train Station from the Vienna International Airport in as little as 2 hours and 49 minutes. Even service from Vienna airport to St. Anton am Arlberg - all the way in western Austria - is available, as the ÖBB Railjet whisks you to the ski destination of your dreams in less than 6 hours.


    With the Nightjet, you can comfortably travel while you sleep in cosy sleeper cars, couchette coaches and day coaches. The next morning, you will arrive fully refreshed at your destination - directly in the city centre. Nightjet routes will take you all throughout Austria, including Salzburg, Vienna, Innsbruck, Bregenz, and Arlberg, among others. Sleeper cars and couchette coaches range from 1 to 6 beds, accommodating groups of different sizes and letting you choose your level of privacy.

    Travel Classes

    Economy Class

    The Austrian Railways’ Economy Class is all but basic. Modern, comfortable seats in perfectly air-conditioned trains feature power outlets and tables. WiFi is available on many trains, and a small onboard bistro is just a short walk away.

    First Class

    For an upgrade, choose First Class, which gets you adjustable seats, more legroom and space on each side, extra wide tables, and power outlets at each seat. You can also order food and drinks straight to your seat!

    Business Class

    Ultimate comfort waits in Business Class, which is even more luxurious than First! Maximum distance between seats, leather covers, leg rests, reading lights, and plenty of table space make this not just an ideal place to relax completely.

    Convenient Services

    Air to Rail

    Austria's cities and Alpine regions are now more accessible than ever. Instead of renting a car after a long transatlantic flight or dealing with complicated shuttle services, you can now board your train right at the Vienna International Airport and be on your way. From the Vienna Airport, Railjets depart twice hourly for Salzburg, the city of Mozart and "The Sound of Music." There are hourly connections to Innsbruck, Tirol's capital city in the heart of the Austrian Alps. And at least every two hours, you can zip from Vienna's airport to St. Anton and Bregenz in Austria's westernmost province.

    Advance Seat Reservation

    An online booking on the Austrian Railways' website allows you to reserve your seat for a small fee! Most trains allow for advance seat reservation, making travelling with others a breeze and guaranteeing a spot by the window. Night trains include an automatic seat or bed reservation with your ticket. This service only costs 3 Euros on domestic trains!

    Split Your Journey

    Want to hop off the train along the way and explore? No problem, as long as you stay on the same route and complete your journey within 2 days. That means you can buy a ticket from Vienna to Salzburg and discover under-the-radar cities like Linz or Wels along the way! Or make a pit-stop in stunning Innsbruck en route to Austria's western mountains.

    Online Ticketing Through the ÖBB App

    Your whole booking experience can now be handled through the ÖBB App, which functions as a seamless digital travel companion. Book your ticket through the app, make a seat reservation, and get your final ticket right on your phone or tablet. The app also delivers real-time travel updates tailored to your itinerary, so you're prepared for any changes!

    Get the ÖBB App:

    ÖBB App in the Apple AppStore
    ÖBB App in the Google Play Store

    Shared Mobility App

    With ÖBB's smart mobility services, mobility extends beyond the train station: Get to work on the train, ride an e-scooter through the city, take a trip in a rental car, or maybe you'd rather get out and about by bike – there are plenty of smart mobility options.

    Finding, booking and paying for our new mobility services couldn't be easier with the wegfinder app one app for all the different options. You can also compare different route options.

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