travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
|St Anton Am Arlberg||Vienna||05:25||€ 76|
|Bad Hofgastein||Vienna||04:00||€ 65|
|St Poelten||Vienna||00:25||€ 14|
|St Valentin||Vienna||01:17||€ 34|
|Vienna||Zell Am See||04:14||€ 50|
|Bruck An Der Mur||Vienna||01:41||€ 41|
|Bad Gastein||Vienna||04:13||€ 77|
The national railway company of Austria is known as the Austrian Federal Railways also known as Österreichische Bundesbahnen in German (ÖBB). Austria has over 6,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Austria can be booked in advance. International train connect Austria with neighbouring countries such as Switzerland and Germany. Book train tickets to visit main cities of Austria by train. Austrian cities including Innsbruck, Graz and Salzburg are all served by trains.
Mozart, The Sound of Music and the sparkling Alps have all had their effect on Austria’s cities. Of course the capital Vienna is a must-see, check out the Naschmarkt, an eclectic market in the Museum Quarter. Board the ÖBB railjet train through Austria from Salzburg to the city of Linz and experience the vibrant music scene and the numerous art galleries and museums on offer.
Enjoy Austria by train and you’ll experience stunning mountain scenery, lush alpine meadows, historic towns and picturesque villages. The Stone Age settlements and Roman archaeological sites of Carnuntum are also well worth a visit.
Austria is well-known for hand-painted porcelain, Mozart candles and the Swarovski Crystal factory in the Alps. And surely those you’ve left behind would love a chocolate 3D fairy house based on the Brothers Grimm fairytales, available at specialist confectioners.
Eat & Drink
Don’t visit Austria on a diet! Traditional Wiener Schnitzel (fried veal), Tafelspitz (lean boiled beef) and goulash (soup) are standard on the menu, and are truly delicious. The coffee shop culture is still going strong – afternoons are spent sipping steaming melange and indulging in the authentic world-renowned chocolate cake, Sacher-Torte.
Board the old 19th-century Zillertalbahn Steam Train and revel in an adventurous and nostalgic journey. Gaze at picturesque Austrian scenery, and enjoy the romantic ride across unspoilt nature landscapes.
Rail Pass benefits in Austria
Cruises/Ferries (Lakes and Rivers)
- 50% discount on boats on Lake Constance (Bodensee) operated by the following companies BSB, SBS and ÖBB (from May to October)
- 20% discount on sightseeing trips on the river Danube in Vienna and in Wachau. Trips are conducted by DDSG Blue Danube
Free travel on the bus from Graze to Klagenfurt, operated by the OBB Intercitybus company. You must book your seat reservation. Free travel on Klagenfurt/Villach to Venezia Mestre & Venezia Tronchetto if your rail pass includes both Austria and Italy. Supplements are required
Free airport transfer on the S-Bahn trains in Vienna. Offer is not valid on bus or CAT. This transfer requires use of one day of travel on the pass.
- 10% discount for stay in Meininger hotels found in Vienna and Salzburg.
- 10% discount for A&O hotels