OEBB Austrian Railways
The railway system in Austria is very well developed; in addition to fast national connections, you can take regional trains to the country’s most picturesque villages.
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Need to Know
- ÖBB trains offer air conditioning, ample luggage racks, plugs for charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi and on-board restaurants (depending on train category). The ÖBB Railjet also offers a kids’ cinema.
- Exclusive for First Class passengers, lounges at many railway stations allow guests to relax and enjoy a coffee while waiting. In First Class, Austrian specialities are served directly to your seat and complementary newspapers are available.
- Children under the age of 6 travel free; children between the ages of 6 and 14 pay half-price.
- You can purchase an ÖBB Sparschiene ticket at exceptionally low rates (as little as €9).
One day in Austria
Morning Spend your morning exploring the baroque city of Innsbruck and head up the mountain by cable car directly from the city centre.
Afternoon Travel to Alpbachtal (less than 1 hour) and experience Alpine charm, fresh air and spectacular mountain views.
Two days in Austria
Morning Head to Salzburg (just 2 hours from Innsbruck). Discover Mozart’s birthplace, filming locations for the “Sound of Music” and the historic city centre.
Afternoon Continue your journey to Zell am See-Kaprun (1.5 hours) to experience a unique combination of lake, mountain and glacier
Getting there & around
Travelling times between major Austrian cities:
Vienna – Salzburg: ~ 2 hours
Salzburg – Innsbruck: < 2 hrs
Innsbruck – Bregenz: < 3 hrs
Vienna – Graz: 2.5 hrs
Graz – Linz: starting from 3 hrs
Graz – Innsbruck: starting from ~ 6 hrs
Vienna – Klagenfurt: < 4 hrs