On days with a high number of passengers, it is better to be safe than sorry. You can reserve a seat on domestic ÖBB trains for as little as 3 Euro. Trains on which a seat reservation is possible or even required are marked accordingly in the rail schedule.
Please note the following
You will receive a personal seat reservation for the seat you have booked. This is valid on the chosen train on the day selected, together with the ticket for the respective train, class and reserved route. In order to avoid disputes about seats, reserved seats on our trains are clearly marked.
With your seat reservation ticket, you are entitled to the according designated seat. This claim expires if you do not find your seat within 15 minutes after the train has departed from the train station specified.
How to book a seat
The ticket for the ÖBB night train automatically includes a seat reservation. For all other trains, you can reserve your seat 3 months prior to the travel date up until the booking deadline from the following points of sale:
1. at the ÖBB ticket shop
2. at the ÖBB customer service at +43 (0)5 1717
3. at the ÖBB ticket counters
Warning: If you do not claim your seat, the amount paid is forfeited.