Railways and trains in Austria
Railway communication in Austria covers the whole country. You can get to express trains and trains to any location.
Types of trains
High-speed long-distance trains include EC (OEC), IC (OIC), D, ICE. Regional trains are referred to as R, suburban – S-Bahn. Depending on the category of the train, the journey from Vienna to Salzburg takes from 2 hours 22 minutes (the cost of the ticket – from 19 euros), in Graz – from 2.5 hours (9 euros), and in Linz – from 1 hour and 15 minutes (9 Euro).
Tickets and travel to Austrian trains
Tickets for high-speed trains and suburban train tickets, as well as find out the schedule of railway transport on the official portal of the Austrian Railways ÖBB: WWW.OEBB.AT. The site is available in English and German. Electronic ticket must be printed on the printer or in special automata at train stations and stations – and have with you while traveling.
One-time train tickets can also be purchased in automata and cash desks at railway stations and stations. You can pay for the passage in cash or card.
The fare depends on the type of train, the day of the week and the time of day – at the peak hours are more expensive. Reservation of a certain place in the car is usually paid – the service will cost 3 euros.
When traveling from Vienna, you must pay attention from which urban station is your train. For example, in Salzburg, Innsbruck and Linz Train are departed from Westbahnhof (Westbahnhof).
For a short-free travel in Austria’s trains, a fine of 70 euros is relying on the spot. Possing the penalty is also possible through the bank for 14 days – in this case its size will increase to 100 euros. The controllers are on duty almost at each station and check tickets from passengers during the train movement, so avoid meeting with them it is unlikely to succeed.
Tourists planning a lot of traveling in Austria by train, it is worth using the travel Interrail One Country Pass. It is valid 3, 4, 6 or 8 days within a month from the date of purchase. The number of trips is not limited. You can buy it at railway and bus stations, as well as in tourist offices across the country. For the design of the travel passport and photographs – customer tickets. Cost for three days (for the second class) – 190 euros for adults over 26 years old, 129 euros for adolescents and youth from 12 to 26 years and 95 euros for children from 4 to 11 years. Four days will cost 216 euros, 152 euros and 108 euros, respectively. For six days – 281 euros, 184 euros and 141 euros. For eight days – 326 euros, 216 euros and 163 euros. Composting travel not needed – it’s enough to enter your dates for your travel to the ticket. Be careful: Interrail One Country Pass is valid only on regional trains. The exception is the routes where only high-speed trains EC (OEC), IC or ICE go – in this case, travel will be free.
Also on the territory of Austria there is a European pass Interrail Global Pass. It is valid for 5, 10, 15, 22 or 30 days. Cost for five days when traveling in the second grade – 281 euros for adults older than 26 years, 184 euros for adolescents and young people from 12 to 26 years and 141 euros for children from 4 to 11 years. Ten days will cost 399 euros, 269 euros and 200 euros, respectively. For 15 days – 442 euros, 312 euros and 221 euros. You can purchase travel on the official website Interrail Global Pass.
Families and friends are worth useing a href ="http: // www.OEBB.AT / EN / Tickets / Groups / EINFACH-RAUS-Ticket /" target ="_Blank" REL = Nofollow>EINFACH RAUS TICKET – one-day "Land" Direct, on which can ride from two to five people throughout Austria. Its cost – 35 euros (if you travel with bikes – 44 euros). Such a pass acts only on regional trains and only in second-class cars. You can use it on weekdays from 9 am to 3 o’clock in the morning, and on weekends – from 00:00 to 3 hours of next day. It does not need to compost, however, when boarding the train, you must specify the name of one of the traveling. Direct Einfach Raus Ticket is convenient for day triggers in the suburbs – for sightseeing in the vicinity of large cities.
Austrian railways also offer convenient combined tickets, which included not only travel by train, but also entrance tickets to museums, palaces and zoos discounted. You can buy such travel on the website ÖBB. For example, a combined railway ticket from Vienna to Salzburg and back, including "Salzburg Card" For 24 hours, it will cost 90 euros for adults and 24 euros for children from 6 to 15 years. A combined ticket from Vienna to Innsbruck and back, giving the right to visit all Tyrol Museums – in 123 euros. For children under six years, travel and visit museums – free.
Reviews and studies of trips
On Schengen rails: on trains through 11 countries
The idea of this trip was born somewhat unexpected. Originally planned Yugoslavia with Austria. But the registration of visas individually in a number of republics of the former Yugoslavia in travel agencies (called several) did not want to study, but in my favorite Astravele could easily arrange Schengen and Switzerland. I decided to take this opportunity. So, the route turned out to be: Moscow – Vienna by train, further on Lakes Austria, then Venice and Trento, then Switzerland with Liechtenstein, after them Germany, and further Denmark, Sweden, ferry in Helsinki and train to Moscow. Read more →