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Austria by Rail

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

Take the train in Austria

ÖBB - Austrian Railways Discount Card

With the Vorteilscard, you can travel on ÖBB trains as well as many private railways at a discounted rate during an entire year. Be it for families, students or senior citizens: we have the perfect solution for everybody. After only a few train trips a year, the customer card has already paid for itself.

ÖBB Vorteilscard Classic

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

ÖBB Vorteilscard Family

Whether you want to head off on a little trip with your daughter or granddaughter or take your son's friend along: the Vorteilscard Family offers you a particularly inexpensive option to travel together with children. For only 19 euros a year, up to 4 children under the age of 15 can accompany you for free. Please note:
  • Each adult traveling along needs an own Vorteilscard Family.
  • Accompanying children must be specified when purchasing the ticket. They do not need to be related to you.
  • The Vorteilscard Family is only valid for trips taken together (at least 1 adult and 1 child).
Tip: Small children up to the age of 5 accompanied by an adolescent or an adult always travel for free on ÖBB trains.

VORTEILScard Jugend

If you are young, you are always on the move. With the Vorteilscard Jugend, you can travel by train at discounted rates for only 19 euros a year. This card is available to anybody below the age of 26 (until 1 day prior to the 26th birthday).

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.

These discount cards are available at:
Austrian Federal Railways
VORTEILScard ServiceLine: 011 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
Letters from Austria - a video series © Österreich Werbung Letters from Austria - a video series © Österreich Werbung

Watch our video about train travel in Austria

„Letters from Austria“ is a collection of stories from one stunning road trip through Austria. It features stops in the Arlberg Region, Salzburg, the surrounding SalzburgerLand, Graz, and Vienna. Explore these picturesque and romantic parts of the country and feel the magic of the mountains.

This video takes you through Austria by train, one of the most convenient ways to explore the country.
Couple on ÖBB Railjet © ÖBB / Harald Eisenberger Couple on ÖBB Railjet © ÖBB / Harald Eisenberger

RailEurope makes travelling in Austria even more enjoyable

Unlimited train travel with one pass

The Eurail Austria Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit Austria. Discover popular cities in Austria including Vienna, Graz, Salzburg and Innsbruck.

This pass allows you to travel where you please, whenever you want! Take as many trains as you like, there is no limit on the distance you can travel in a day. The Eurail Austria Pass, to put it simply, offers unlimited travel at a fixed price!

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