Arrival in Austria by Train. © ÖBB / Philipp Horak
Train travel gives you the opportunity to form new friendships, learn about different cultures and witness some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.
In a relaxed atmosphere, you need not worry about traffic, parking fees, road tolls or navigating foreign street directories. Just sit back, relax, read, sleep or enjoy the scenery go by as the train delivers you to your destination with minimum fuss. Whether it is Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck or somewhere in between, the train can take you there.
Trains operate 365 days of the year with multiple services each day so you never have to wait long, giving you great flexibility for your holiday.
There is also no better place to meet locals and other fellow travellers to learn more about the destination and swap ideas on the best places to explore. You can get recommendations for those “hidden gems” you may not otherwise hear about or tips on where to wine and dine like a local. If you choose to travel with a rail pass, you can also look forward to numerous savings and bonuses including 10% discounts on selected accommodation and up to 50% off selected boat trips and tours.
Rail Europe offers a range of fares and Australian and US passes to suit your travel needs starting at AUD$57 and USD$68 per day, respectively. Seat reservations are not compulsory, so simply hop on and off whenever it suits you and enjoy the scenery.
Travelling by train is not only easy and convenient within Austria, but to its neighbouring countries as well. So when thinking of your holiday, just know that Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Italy & Slovenia are not far away at all.