Austria by Rail
Journeying to and through Austria by rail is easier than ever before. What better way to travel than through stunning alpine scenery, lush valleys, historic towns and picturesque villages on comfortable trains?
ÖBB-Austrian Railways offer attractive ticket options for travelling through Austria by train.
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
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: www.oebb.at
Combine your rail travel with a ski pass in winter or entrance to local attractions and events in summer. From culture to family offers and experiences, choose the combination that suits your holiday plans!
For further information and to book, visit: www.kombitickets.railtours.at
Interrail Austria & Global Passes
To cover all of Austria by train we recommend the Interrail Austria Pass, giving you unlimited ÖBB travel for 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8 non-consecutive days of your choice within a month.
Of course, Austria is also included in the Global Pass, which gives you access to train travel in 31 countries.
The Alpen Express is a sleeper train that takes you directly from Amsterdam to Austria's most famous ski areas in Tirol.
Here are your options from London:
London to Austria via Alpen Express — via Amsterdam:
1. Eurostar from London to Amsterdam
2. Have a big tea in Amsterdam
3. Alpen Express sleeper train from Amsterdam to Austrian ski resorts
London to Austria via Alpen Express — via Brussels and Cologne:
1. Eurostar from London to Brussels
2. ICE or Thalys from Brussels to Cologne
3. Dinner in Cologne, at or near the station
4. Alpen Express sleeper train from Cologne to Austrian ski resorts