Trains in Austria

OBB train in scenic landscape

Trains in Austria will take you to Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck and more, all while you sit back and admire enchanting mountain scenery. Discover Austria by train with an Interrail Pass and see beautiful cities steeped in history.

Train types in Austria
Reservations for trains in Austria
Domestic connections in Austria
International connections to and from Austria
Austria rail passes
Train stations in Austria
Pass benefits in Austria
Spelling of cities in Austria
Example train route in Austria

Map with main train connections in Austria


Liechtenstein is a small country between Austria and Switzerland. If your Interrail Pass is valid in Austria, you're also covered for train travel in Liechtenstein!

An ÖBB train runs through the country, from Feldkirch (Austria) to Buchs (Switzerland). Liechtenstein has 4 train stations: Forst Hilti, Schaan-Vaduz, Nendeln and Schaanwald. You can reach the capital city Vaduz by bus from Schaan-Vaduz (not included in the Interrail Pass).

Train types in Austria


Logo of OBB The Austrian train network is mostly operated by ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen). You can check train times on the Interrail train timetable.


Regional and intercity trains in Austria Trains in Austria at Innsbruck station



  • Commuter trains which connect Vienna with cities around it.

  • Train schedules are available on the ÖBB route planner.



  • A suburban metro train network that runs within major cities in Austria.

  • With an Interrail Pass, journeys are FREE on the S-Bahn in Vienna and Innsbruck.


InterCity (IC)

  • Trains which connect larger cities in Austria, including Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Graz.

  • Reservations are optional but recommended during peak season (May to September) and for public holidays.


InterCity bus (ICB)

  • This bus runs between Graz and Klagenfurt.

  • Reservations are required.


International high-speed trains in Austria



  • Railjet connects larger cities in Austria with Munich (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary) and Zurich (Switzerland).



  • ICE links Austria to several cities in Germany.


InterCity buses

  • Run from Villach and Klagenfurt in Austria to Venice and Udine in Italy.



  • Runs between Innsbruck to Munich in Germany and various Italian cities like Venice and Milan. The EuroCity also connects Austria to Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland and Croatia.


Domestic high-speed trains in Austria


EuroCity (EC)

  • Connects Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz and Kufstein.

  • Reservations are optional but recommended during peak season (May to September) and for public holidays.


Railjet (RJ)

  • Links Vienna to larger Austrian cities like Innsbruck, Salzburg and Graz.

  • Reservations are optional but recommended during peak season (May to September) and for public holidays.


Night trains in Austria


International night trains in Austria Map with night train routes in Austria

Night trains run from Austria to France, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Switzerland:

  • City Night Line (CNL): Innsbruck – Paris (France) / Amsterdam (Netherlands)

  • D-train:

    • Villach – Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Zagreb (Croatia) – Belgrade (Serbia)

    • Vienna – Katowice (Poland) – Warsaw (Poland)

    • Vienna – Krakow (Poland)

  • Euronight (EN) 420/421: Vienna – Cologne (Germany)

  • Euronight Allegro: Vienna – Rome / Venice / Milan (Italy)

  • EuroNight Hans Albers: Vienna – Hamburg (Germany)

  • EuroNight Kálmán Imre: Vienna – Budapest (Hungary)

  • EuroNight Metropol: Vienna – Prague (Czech Republic) – Berlin (Germany)

  • Euronight Toscana Mare: Vienna – Livorno (Italy)

  • EuroNight Wiener Walzer: Vienna – Zurich (Switzerland)

  • EuroNight Zurichsee: Villach / Graz – Zurich (Switzerland)



Private railway companies in Austria

Your Interrail Pass also valid on some private railway companies:

  • Micotra: Train route from Villach to Tarvisio (Italy)

  • RoeEE/Raaberbahn: Trains connect Vienna and Graz with western Hungary and its capital Budapest.

  • WESTbahn: Trains connect Vienna to Salzburg.
    1st class pass holders can get an upgrade to WESTbahn PLUS. It costs €8.50 to upgrade and travel on the WESTbahn PLUS car and get a second seat for FREE. This upgrade is available on the train.


Your Interrail Pass is not valid on the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn, travelling between Krimml and Zell am See.

Reservations for trains in Austria


How can I make reservations for trains in Austria?

You can make reservations for domestic and international high-speed trains and night trains:

  • Online: through the Interrail Reservation Service.

  • At local train stations: at a ticket office or self-service machine.

  • By phone: contact the ÖBB call centre, which is open 24/7.


What can I expect when calling ÖBB?

  1. Call ÖBB on +43 5 1717

  2. You'll hear a menu in German.

  3. Choose extension "1" for bookings and train information.

  4. Austria's ÖBB booking center has English speaking staff.

  5. The booking center can deliver your reservations to any country you prefer, without charging you a booking fee. The delivery cost is €5.

  6. You can also pick up your reservations at large Austrian train stations. Just take your order number to a ticket office in the station.


For more information about reservations:

Domestic connections in Austria

Map with popular domestic routes in Austria

What are the travel times between Austria's top cities? You won't need a reservation for the following high-speed train routes:


Route Travel time
Innsbruck to Salzburg 1hr 50min
Innsbruck to Vienna 4hr 15min
Graz to Salzburg 2hr 30min
Salzburg to Vienna 2hr 30min
Salzburg to Villach 2hr 30min
Vienna to Villach 4hr 15min

International train connections to and from Austria

France to Austria
  • Take the TGV from Paris to Zürich in Switzerland, then take the RailJet train to Salzburg, Innsbruck or Vienna.

Germany to Austria
  • Travel with EuroCity from Innsbruck to Munich (1 hour 50 minutes).

  • Take a RailJet train from Vienna to Munich (4 hours).

Italy to Austria
  • Travel with EuroNight from Vienna to Venice or Milan.

  • Take the EuroCity train.

Hungary to Austria
  • Travel with RailJet from Salzburg or Vienna to Budapest.

  • Take the EuroNight train.

Czech Republic to Austria
  • Travel with RailJet from Prague to Graz or Vienna.

Austria rail passes


See the best of Austria by train with Interrail. As a bonus, Liechtenstein is also covered by rail passes valid in Austria!


Interrail Pass options for Austria


Interrail Austria Pass

  • Offers you extensive rail travel in Austria

  • Youth, senior and family discounts available

  • Prices from € 131


View Austria Passes


Interrail Global Pass

  • Offers you rail travel in 30 European countries including Austria

  • Youth, senior and family discounts available

  • Prices from € 200


View Global Passes

Image of a red train passing through a valley with tall, grey cliffs

Train stations in Austria

Train station Innsbruck, Austria

Austrian main train stations

Austria's 3 main stations have connections to many domestic and international destinations. These stations are:

  • Wien Westbahnhof (Vienna)

  • Innsbruck Hbf

  • Salzburg Hbf


The main stations in Austria have great facilities for travellers. They usually include:

  • Lockers

  • Cash machines and a foreign exchange desk

  • Restaurants and cafés

  • Tourist information

  • Elevators, escalators and access for disabled passengers

Pass benefits for Austria

Bus travel in Austria, view of a high way in the mountains

Bus routes in Austria

If your Interrail Pass is valid in Austria, your ticket on the following bus routes is FREE. You'll only have to pay for the seat reservation.

  • Klagenfurt – Graz

  • Klagenfurt – Villach – Venice (Italy)

For the route to Venice, your pass must also be valid in Italy.


Boat cruises in Austria

You'll also get discounts on boat cruises on the beautiful rivers and lakes of Austria.


See all benefits for Austria

Spelling of cities in Austria

Sign of train station in Vienna

You'll usually find the local spelling of Austrian cities on Austrian train timetables and at train stations in Austria.


Good to know:

  • Wien = Vienna

Example train route in Austria

Map with example route in Austria


Vienna > Graz > Salzburg > Innsbruck


  1. Vienna, voted one of the most liveable cities in the world, breathes culture and history.

  2. Graz combines the best of modern architecture with a historical old town.

  3. Salzburg’s fortress (Hohensalzburg) offers the best views of this enchanting city.

  4. Innsbruck is Austria’s Winter Olympic city with the Alps as its stunning backdrop.


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