Austria Railway Information


Your Interrail Pass is valid on all Austrian trains which are run buy the ÖBB and trains run by the various private railway companies.


Train Service

The ÖBB offers hourly services of modern InterCity and EuroCity trains on the following main routes between:

  • Vienna &  Linz
  • Salzburg
  • Graz & the Carinthia district 

Private Railways in Austria:

Your Interrail pass alos entitles you to travel on the following private railway companies in Austria:

  • Micotra trains: That operate on the Villach – Tarvisio (Italy) route
  • RoeEE/Raaberbahn trains: That connect Vienna and Graz with the western part of Hungary & its capital city Budapest.
  • WESTbahn trains: These connect Vienna with Salzburg

WESTbahn Upgrade: For a fee of €7.50 you can get and upgrade and travel in the WESTbahn PLUS car and get a second seat for free. The upgrade is available once you have borded the train.


International train connections

Austria has very good international train connections.

Connections between the major Austrian cities and international destinations including  Budapest, Bratislava, Basel, Ljubljana, Venice, Prague and Munich are frequent and efficient.


Facilities and services on trains

Beverages and snacks

The Austrian railway provides a cabin to cabin refreshment service on over 60 of its trains. Passengers can choose from an wide choice of drinks and snacks from these refreshment services.

International & top trains: Dining Cars are available on Austrian international and selected top trains, which are all managed by partner companies of the Austrian railway.

Bikes on trains

You will able to take your bike on most trains in Austria once you have bought a special bike ticket.

Trains do not always have a dedicated space for bikes; you can leave it in the vestibule area or consult the ticket inspector for assistance regarding the storage of your bike.


Additional information for Austria

Liechtenstein:

Liechtenstein is a very small country that is situated between Switzerland and Austria. Interrail pass holders whos pass is also valid in Austria, can also travel to Liechtenstein. When your Interrail pass is valid in Austria, you can also travel to Liechtenstein. ÖBB offer a rail connection that takes you through Lichtenstein which departs from Feldkirch,  Austria and terminates at Buchs, Switzerland. Liechtenstein only has four small train stations: Forst Hilti, Schaan-Vaduz, Nendeln and Schaanwald.

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