InterCity Austria
Trains in Austria - Rail Guide, Train Tickets & Reservations
InterCity Austria: long distance routes in Austria
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General

Frequent services between the medium cities in the country. Reservation optional, bikes are taken with reservation. Most Intercity services have a catering trolley.

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips)

1st class 

  • Reservation optional (highly recommended)
  • Comfortable seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points
  • Acces to first class lounges (rules apply)

Catering

BordBistro on board. In first class catering at seat (pay locally).

Wifi

Not available.

Power sockets  

Mostly available.

Children

Children travel free of charge until the day before the 6th birthday. From the 6th birthday until the day before the 15th birthday they travel at half the price when accompanied by (grand)parents.

Dogs

Dogs are taken as long they are on a leash and wear a muzzle. Dogs carried in a bench or bag travel for free, bigger dogs pay half the fare of an adult.

Luggage

No luggage limit on board of InterCity. Small luggage can be stowed in the overhead luggage racks or under your seat, for larger cases there are luggage racks in the compartments and near the outside doors. 

Boarding

No check-in needed, you can turn up at the station and board the train at any time before departure. 

Discount cards

The Railplus Card gives discount to (international) tickets at the full price, also tickets for InterCity.

Interrail / Eurail 

Interrail and Eurail are accepted on all InterCity-services without supplement. Seat reservation is possible.

Groups 

For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fare, see Group travel by train

Business

The first class onboard InterCity-trains offers a comfortable and quiet working sphere. More information: Business travel by train

At the station

For first class passengers special lounges are avaible on large stations, both within Austria and abroad. For second class passengers waiting rooms and restaurants are located within all major stations. The train number, destination and time of departure will be published at screens at the stations. The platform will be announced around 30 minutes for departure but always keep a look at the screens or listen to the announcements for any changes.

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Here at HappyRail we book all train tickets in Austria. Simply enter your departure and arrival station at the top of this page and select travel date/time and number of travellers.  We offer both domestic and international tickets.

 How to book cheap train tickets in Austria

  • Book as early as possibe
  • Train tickets are available 6 to 3 months in advance
  • Avoid booking trains running during rush hour
  • Travel very early in the morning or early in the afternoon

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Domestic train tickets

Domestic train tickets are based on a fare per kilometre, a few examples: Salzburg-Graz: €73,80, Salzburg-Vienna, €58,40 and Vienna-Graz €41,40. All long distance trains offer both second and first class, regional trains second class only.

Sometimes a so called "Sparschiene"-fare is bookable, on popular routes. For example Innsbruck-Vienna from € 19.- per person or even less.

A seat reservation is not compulsory, but can be useful on busy travel times like weekends or holidays. Seat reservation is possible on Railjet/ICE/EC and IC-trains for €4,50 per person. Sales for domestic tickets start 6 months before travel date. 

International tickets

For international journeys from Germany there are “Super Sparpreis-Europa”-fares available. These fares start at €19 for short journeys like Munich-Salzburg and €39 for longer journeys like Cologne-Vienna. Prices are subject to availability, early booking is recommended.

Booking starts 6 months before travel date for night trains and 3 months before travel date for day trains. International fares are also available on all routes from Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Rail passes

If you’re planning to make several (longer) journeys within Austria the Interrail One Country Pass might be a useful purchase. Prices start at € 146 for second class and € 195 in first class for 3 flexible days in a month, there are also passes available for 4, 5, 6 or 8 days in a month. Seat reservation is not compulsory, but can be useful on long distances or busy days. Booking can be made on top of this page by selecting "Passes".

If you're from abroad (not a resident of Europe), please look for Eurail instead of Interrail.

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