Austria Intl. Night Trains

Austria Intl. Night Trains

39 Reviews

Austrian International Night Trains : the preferred way to travel between Austria and popular central European cities.

  • Vienna - Venice: 11:25
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • Night trains
  • Secure cabins with cozy berths
  • Save on accommodation

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Austria Intl. Night Trains

Overview

Austria Intl. Night Trains

The night train is one of the most romantic European travel fantasies : going to sleep in one country, waking up in another, all with the soothing sounds of the train gliding through quiet little towns along the way.

Austrian International Night Trains are operated by OBB, the Austrian national railway company. Travelers can choose between a variety of routes : Vienna to Venice, Vienna to Milan, Salzburg to Venice, Vienna to Zurich, and more.

And the choices don’t end there : depending on the specific route, travelers can take their pick of sleeper car accommodations.

Deluxe sleeper cars include a bed, table, chairs, and bathroom, plus breakfast before you head out to explore your arrival city.

Standard sleeper cars are available with 1-4 beds and a washbasin, and these cars also include breakfast as well.

Couchettes are available for second class travelers in 4-6 bed varieties, with a shared bathroom in the train car, and there are also reclining seats for travelers who would prefer not to book a sleeping compartment.

All travelers have access to the restaurant car, and tickets can be booked up to 90 days in advance. Tickets are issued in a paper format, to be shown to the train conductor along with your passport once you board the train.

Travelers will be able to see which specific accommodations are available for the route they want to travel when they are booking their tickets online – not all accommodation types are available for all routes.

Check the European night train experience off your bucket list with one of these iconic train routes – bon voyage and sweet dreams !



Practical information


There are no check-in procedures for this train, however, it’s best to arrive at the train station at least 10 minutes prior to your train’s scheduled departure time. This is important especially if you are unfamiliar with the station, it will allow you time fo locate the train departure board, your departing track, and your seat on-board.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.


Booking :
  • Austria Intl. Night Trains tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by Austria International night trains
Second classSecond classFirst classFirst class
Rail Carrier DesignationClass of service for the Rail Carrier, as you might see on your ticket.2nd class seatsCouchettesSleeperDeluxe
Sleeper cars Relax in the comfort of a double-deck sleeper car to Zurich and Bregenz.
1-bed cabin Travel in the privacy of a 1-bed cabin complete with table and chairs.
Bathroom Total convenience to freshen up as you wish during your journey, or use the toilet.
Breakfast Fuel your body for sightseeing upon arrival by taking advantage of the most important meal of the day.
Snacks and beverages If you’re feeling hungry, treat yourself to something to eat or drink with snacks and drinks available for purchase.
1 to 4-bed cabin Enjoy a comfortable journey with up to four travelers in a room.
Women-only Cabins Rest soundly in compartments dedicated to women traveling alone.
4 to 6-bed cabin Journey from one city to the next in comfort among friends or other travelers.
Shared bathroom Access to shared bathroom facilities to freshen up or use the toilet.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (39)
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    Very scenic |
    "Very scenic ride through the Dolomites "

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    Venice - Vienna |
    "Long overnight train. Ideal for students/back-packers ; as it safes a nights accommodation. Nice scenary on the Austrian side "

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    Great experience ! |
    "The staff that was onsite was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed eh welcome dessert and sparkling wine. Breakfast was decent. We would definitely recommend this to friends. "

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    Easy and efficient |
    "The train came and departed exactly on schedule, we boarded the train, found our seats and that was it until we arrived at our destination. Everything about this trip was easy. "

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    Convenient and Hasslefree |
    "Trains are the most beautiful way of travelling in Europe. No questions about that. I enjoyed this trip to Berlin Ostbahnof. Nice seats, Hasslefree and convenient. Train arrived at Warsaw late but it was alright. The informations at Warsaw were helpful as well. I enjoyed my journey. Satisfied ! "

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    inconvenience of booking |
    "we could not book the ticket in cape town south africa and had to pay for a courier to fly it from johannesburg to cape town for a great cost. surely in todays time one should be able to book it on line to avoid courier costs.. "

  • Venice metre to Vienna. |
    "Our trip was from Venice me store to Vienna. Considering that this is a long distance train, most travellers had a fair amount of luggage as much as 1 big and 1 small suitcase. The train arrived on platform 4. Descending from platform 1 was by elevator. But you can imagine our plight when we had to carry these suitcases up 30-35 steps as there was no escalator or elevator. We did see a lot of passengers struggle. In fact I pulled a muscle by the end of it. "

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    my night trains trip |
    "Not as expect for comfort and convenience during journey. A little bit of confused looking for seats with a few second stop on arrival. My train hostage's also keep quiet of her smile with her boring duty. The good thing is about on time of destination for the next connection. "

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    Night Train to Zurich  |
    "It was a very good experience travelling by the night train from the Vienna to Zurich. The night train started at very late hours around 11.45 pm and we have to wait for it in the train station for a few hours as it was pretty cold at winter now. The train looked a bit old and the the 2 pax sleepers rooms we booked was small. We have 2 big luggages and that already take up most of the space beside the bed and hardly can find any other space. Luckily my husband and I were not fat, we are able to fit into the 2 small beds, 1 in the upper and the other in the lower decker. There is a small basin in the room and it looked old too. By the next morning when we reach Zurich, the scenery outside the train refreshed us a lot. A light breadfast was served to us from the train crew and his look was serious and never smile. I think if the train crew could be a little bit friendly and that could make us feel happier a little. Overall, the night train is not as comfortable as the trains we travelled in the day time. "

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    Comfortable |
    "The overnight train is clean and comfortable. Comes with welcoming pack and breakfast. 3 bunk beds per coach (not too crowded). Conductor wakes you up 30 minutes before arrival while serving breakfast. "

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