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Getting Around

Airport to Train Station

Graz: The S-Bahn stops 300 metres from the airport, is signposted with the letter T and connects the airport with Graz city every 5/10 mins for most of the day. Innsbruck: Take the bus from outside the Airport to Innsbruck main station, buses run every 15 mins and take 20 minutes. Klagenfurt: Walk 5-10 from the airport to the main train station. Linz: Get a 20 min bus journey outside the airport to the main railway station. Salzburg: Frequent buses run between Salzburg central railway station and the airport, taking 20-25 minutes. Vienna: The train station is on lower level of the airport arrivals and is connected to the U-Bahn Underground


Tickets & Discounts

Under 26 – up to 50 % reduction. Kids under 15 travel free with parents. Women over 60 and men over 65 receive 50% off if they are VORTEILS card holders.Free travel while on military service. Up to 50% reductions for people with limited mobility and blind people. Up to a 25% discount on direct connections between Austria and Italy for business customers. Family pass Lower Austria and Salzburg offers reductions on the standard fare and children under 15 can travel for free with their parents. Special train/ski pass fares

Group ticket for two to five people. Valid on suburban and regional service trains as well as on the Raaberbahn. Members of a group travelling together in one class to the same destination receive a reduction of 30%-40% including Minimax tickets. Travel groups starting from six people receive a 50 % reduction (off peak periods) on all ALLEGRO tickets (2nd class) to Italy return.

RAILPLUS cards available to purchase for youths and senior travellers on the OBB website offering 25 % reduction for cross-border international rail fares.

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Onboard Stuff

Seats & Beds – OBB Classes: Economy Class, First Class & Premium Class. There are a host of sleeper trains available to choose from when travelling into/out of Austria with a wide range of facilities. For example, double decker sleeper cars, sleepers, couchettes and reclining seats.

Baggage – Bikes can be taken in the luggage van on most medium & long distance Austrian InterCity trains and some EuroCity trains, however, you’ll need to buy a one-day bike ticket. You can reserve a space for your bike on specific trains, but you can simply turn up with your bike ticket and put your bike on board if there is space available.

Onboard Services – Wi-Fi is free of charge when travelling with Thalys in First Class.

Station stuff – All major Austrian cities have lockers available in their train stations

Health/Insurance - ÖBB offer tailor made insurance packages for your travel.

Holiday – If you’re travelling in a group starting from six people you can receive a 50 % reduction on all ALLEGRO tickets (2nd class) to Italy and back. RAILPLUS cards available to purchase for youths and senior travellers on the OBB website offering 25 % reduction for cross-border international rail fares.

The small print

You can book sleeper trains from Italy to Austria. For Rail pass holders, you don’t need reservations for domestic trains (though you can make these either at the station of online) so you can just hop on any train. Reservations for InterCity and EuroCity trains are optional if you want to be sure of a good seat. Railjet, ICE International, EuroCity and Allegro Day trains operating to and from Austria require seating reservation with a supplement fee.