Here, you will find an overview of practical information on Austria’s most important long-distance routes. No matter whether you are looking for the shortest journey time, the best offers or the schedules for the individual lines - you have come to the right place.
Vienna - St. Pölten - Linz - Salzburg
With the ÖBB Railjet, you can travel from Vienna to Salzburg via St. Pölten and Linz every hour. In addition to this, Intercity trains run run between the stations Wien Meidling or Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Central Station) and Salzburg at hourly intervals. They stop at further junction stations from which you have numerous connections to various destinations in the region. For the route between Vienna and Salzburg, the ÖBB railjet needs no more than 2 hours and 22 minutes, while the InterCity travels the distance in 2 hours and 53 minutes. In 1 hour and 16 minutes, the ÖBB railjet takes you from Vienna to Linz.
The dense offering is complemented by the ICE trains running to Linz and onwards to Germany. 6 ICE trains run each day from Vienna Central Station to Linz, Wels and further to many cities in Germany.
New: Direct link with Railjet and Intercity to Vienna International Airport!
ÖBB Railjets and ÖBB Intercity trains running from Salzburg, Linz and St. Pölten will be running to Vienna International Airport via Wien Meidling and Vienna Central station twice every hour. The travel time between Linz and Vienna International Airport is only 1 hour and 42 minutes. Vienna International Airport is also reachable from Salzburg within 2 hours and 49 minutes. ÖBB Intercity trains also connect Attnang-Puchheim, Vöcklabruck, Wels, St. Valentin, Amstetten and Tullnerfeld hourly with Vienna International Airport. All in all ÖBB offer between Salzburg and Vienna International Airport approximately 27 ÖBB Railjet and 32 ÖBB Intercity connections per day. Two long distance trains arrive at Vienna International Airport per hour.
With the AIRail offering, you can now book the train route Linz-Vienna airport together with a connecting flight.
Vienna - Salzburg - Innsbruck - Bregenz
The ÖBB Railjet connects the federal capital of Vienna with Innsbruck and Vorarlberg, running every two hours via Salzburg.
In the hours in between, the ÖBB railjets take you from the stations Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Central Station) or Wien Meidling to Innsbruck. This means that you have an option to travel from Vienna to Innsbruck every hour. These railjets also stop in Kufstein, Wörgl and Jenbach.
A daily Intercity between Vienna and Bregenz complements the railjet offering, allowing for additional direct connections from e.g. Amstetten or Wels to western Austria.
Thanks to the high-performance routes between Vienna and St. Pölten as well as in the Unterinntal, it takes only 4 hours and 08 minutes to travel from Vienna to Innsbruck.
If you want to travel comfortably from East to West while sleeping, you can also take our ÖBB Nightjets. These trains even offer a car and motorcycle-transport between Vienna and Feldkirch.
New: Direct link with Railjet to Vienna International Airport!
ÖBB Railjets running from Tyrol will be running to Vienna International Airport via Wien Meidling and Vienna Central station every hour. The travel time between Innsbruck and Vienna International Airport is only 4 hours and 35 minutes.
Vienna - Graz
Every hour, the railjet departing from the new Vienna Central Station takes you to Graz in 2 hours and 38 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes from Vienna Meidling). Twice per day, the ÖBB Railjet is replaced by international EuroCity trains. These continue on past Styria to Zagreb and Ljubljana.
Stops are offered in Vienna Meidling, Wiener Neustadt, Mürzzuschlag, Kapfenberg and Bruck an der Mur. Some railjets, as well as one EuroCity per day, also stop at the Semmering. This means that you can reach the Unesco World Heritage region around the Semmeringbahn in only 1 hour and 12 minutes from Vienna - several times per day.
Since 14th December 2014, the railjet has also been running directly from Prague to Graz via Vienna every two hours.
Vienna - Klagenfurt - Villach - Lienz
The ÖBB railjet travels the route from Vienna Central Train Station to Klagenfurt in no more than 3 hours and 58 minutes. Departing from Meidling, you reach Klagenfurt after as little as 3 hours and 50 minutes.
Furthermore a daily connection takes you directly to Lienz and back and with the Eurocity you can travel to Venice.
Graz - Salzburg/ Innsbruck/ Linz
With the Eurocity and the Intercity, you have five daily connections between Graz and Salzburg. Two Eurocity train connections offer the possibility of travelling directly to Frankfurt/Main or Saarbrücken. Two additional trains with short connection in Bischofshofen complete a 2-hour-frequency.
From Graz to Innsbruck, you can take the Intercity by day. In this train, you can also cross the Alps in an observation car (1st Class) via Schladming, Zell am See and Kitzbühel to Zurich, enjoying the beautiful Alpine landscape already from the train.
Between Graz and Leoben via Feldkirch you can travel comfortably by our ÖBB Nightjets. You can also take your car with you between Vienna and Feldkirch.
The Intercity runs twice per day between Graz and Linz. Further connections (with the REX between Selzthal and Linz) complement the offering to allow for a two-hour interval.
Salzburg - Klagenfurt
With the Eurocity and the Intercity, you can travel comfortably between Salzburg and Klagenfurt every two hours. The Tauernbahn features a wide array of international connections. Eurocity trains connect Carinthia directly with Bavaria, North Rhine Westphalia and the Saarland.
In the opposite direction, Eurocity trains operate from Germany via Salzburg and Villach to Austria’s southernmost federal state, continuing onwards to Ljubljana and Zagreb.
Graz - Klagenfurt
In only 2 hours from Graz to Klagenfurt or vice versa? Even in areas without a train connection, ÖBB brings you to your destination comfortably. The ÖBB Intercitybus runs 14 times daily, offering the service and quality which you have come to expect from ÖBB trains. Comfortable and generous seating in 1st and 2nd Class, toilets and air conditioning guarantee a safe and comfortable journey. In 1st Class, you can also expect elegant leather seats, working areas and electrical outlets, as well as free newspapers and drinks. With the ÖBB Intercitybus, you travel at railway rates and with a railway ticket.