Train tickets in Austria


A symphony of Baroque romance, open-air cultural events and giddying mountains, Austria strikes a chord with its grand cultural sights and Alpine heights. When you book a train to Austria, you will see that it has one of Europe’s most expansive train services, connecting over 6,000km of rail network. This is a country which takes public transport seriously. Mozart, The Sound of Music, schnitzel, beer and the Alps influence tourism throughout the country and are, definitely among our favourite things.

The capital Vienna is a must-see, as are the cities of Salzburg and Linz. Train travel in Austria is easy from many other parts of Europe too. Once there you’ll find trains that are fast, frequent and punctual. The principal national operator is the ever-reliable Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), which serves not only an array of chocolate box cities, but also some celebrated routes through remote spots in the Alps.

One of the most picturesque journeys is the Tyrolean route which runs west from Innsbruck; it's used by all direct trains from Vienna and Salzburg to Switzerland. Another favourite is the Semmering Railway which runs south-west from Vienna towards Graz and Klagenfurt. Don’t expect high speed on these scenic mountain routes. These journeys are a chance to sit back and savour the landscape.

When you are looking to buy train tickets in Austria, it is worth noting that Vienna is also particularly well served by night trains from across Europe, the majority of which run under ÖBB's Nightjet brand. For more information, do read our blog on Austrian train travel.

Trains in Austria

© ÖBB | Harald Eisenberger

What trains can you travel with in Austria?

  • Railjet
  • Nightjet
  • ICE
  • Eurocity
  • Euronight
  • Regional Express
  • Airport train stations

    Airport train stations in Austria

    Austria's three main airports are in Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck, all of which are easily connected by train. Getting from Vienna airport to the city centre by train is particularly easy, as the airport has its own train station. There is a bus to the main train stations from Salzburg and Innsbruck airports.

    Please note: Currently, we do not sell train tickets from Vienna airport to Vienna city centre. These tickets need to be bought locally. You can, however, purchase train tickets on our website to and from Vienna airport from a wide range of European cities including Salzburg, Paris, Munich and more.

    Child and youth passengers

    The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

    Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

    Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.