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OBB

OBB is the name of the national railways of Austria and operates on all major lines like from Vienna to Salzburg and from Vienna to Graz and Klagenfurt. 

Rail Map - Austria

Rail Map - Austria

Austria by train - Train tickets & info

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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Train tickets Europe

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.

RailJet - Info

Routes

Examples:

General

High speed train in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and other Alpine countries with Business, First and Second class. A dining car is available on all services. Runs from Vienna to Graz, Villach, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Bregenz. Also runs to Zurich. Bicycles are taken on Railjets within and trains to Prague, a reservation is required.

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips) 
  • Free wifi on routes within Austria
  • Power points at all seats

1st class 

  • Free wifi on routes within Austria
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips) 
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • At-seat service for drinks and food
  • Access to first class lounges 

Business class 

  • Free wifi on routes within Austria
  • Reservation compulsory, supplement of €15 upon the first class fare
  • Comfortable full reclining leather seats
  • Dedicated half open compartments with only 3 seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • At-seat service for drinks and food
  • Welcome drink and snack included
  • Access to first class lounges

Catering

All Railjet-trains have a full dining car serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and full meals. 

Wifi

Available on all domestic Austrian routes. 

Power sockets  

At all seats.

Children

Special compartments for familys and for parents with babies and toddlers. Children up to 14 years travel for free with their (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 Railjet-trains. 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 - Bahncard 

The BahnCard 25 gives 25% off cheap Sparpreis-Europa-fares and Super-Sparpreis-Europa-fares. International discount cards like Railplus, ÖBB Vorteilscard and the Halbtaxabonnement gives discounts on full fares on the part of the journey outside Germany.

Interrail / Eurail 

Interrail and Eurail are accepted on all Railjet-services without supplement. Seat reservation is not compulsory but strongly recommended for long journeys or busy travel days (Fridays-Mondays).

Groups 

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

Business

The Business class onboard Railjet-trains offers a comfortable and quiet working sphere.  The ÖBB-lounge on German stations is open for all first class passengers. 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 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.