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Current travel restrictions within Austria

Since February 2021, a negative Covid-19 test that is not older than 48 hours has been required for several areas in Austria (including Tyrol, Hermagor, Wr.Neustadt). There will be controls by the authorities in both local and long-distance traffic. This can be done while the train is in motion, but also when the train is stationary in stations. Please have the negative certificate with you. Transit travelers and people who fall under an exemption are not affected by the regulation.

Please find out before departure whether and which restrictions apply to your home municipality / your district / your federal state.

Current restrictions

In view of the current situation, passenger services are presently experiencing significant reductions. For example, international train services to many countries have been suspended. You can obtain further information about this from our route information service. The timetable changes have been integrated into the ÖBB timetable and are available in SCOTTY and from ÖBB Customer Services on 05-1717.

Please make sure to find out about your preferred connection in advance.

Overview of the changes


Many professions depend on functioning public transport. ÖBB and its employees are therefore still in action and ensure that you get to your destination reliably and safely every day.

The current ÖBB timetable on the western route between Vienna and Salzburg will remain in its current form up to and including 4 July 2021. The Railjet Xpress continues to run every hour and the Railjets between Vienna and Salzburg run every two hours. The mutual ticket recognition of ÖBB and WESTBahn will also be extended up to and including 4 July 2021.

We ask the passengers to find out about the desired connection in the timetable information SCOTTY as well as at the ÖBB customer service on 05-1717 before starting their journey.

Due to the current situation combined with exit and travel restrictions and the effects of the Corona virus, the timetable for train traffic in Austria will be adjusted:

  • The night S-Bahn is on the route of the S45 suburban line between Vienna Hütteldorf and Wien Handelskai and on the route from Vienna Leopoldau-Mödling-Wiener Neustadt in the nights from Friday to Saturday, Saturday to Sunday and in the nights before public holidays in the period discontinued until further notice.

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Before you start your journey, please contact the authorities of the respective countries to find out about any entry requirements or hygiene measures (compulsory masks). The current entry requirements for Austria can be found on the website of BMK.

Nightjet and EuroNight services

Current changes in Nightjet traffic

Concerns trains between Austria-Germany, Switzerland-Germany, connections from/ to Italy, from/ to Amsterdam and from/ to Brussels

Due to the travel restrictions caused by the corona pandemic, we are reducing the Nightjet traffic to probably end of May 2021 - for exact dates see list under Details on those affected Links.

ÖBB fully understands all local and national measures that are being taken to contain the corona pandemic, but must react appropriately to this circumstance in view of the high travel barriers.

Passengers on the affected Nightjet connections will of course be reimbursed the ticket price or can rebook connections during day-time. Please contact our ÖBB customer service on 05 1717-9 (for tickets purchased from ÖBB) or the respective partner railway/ sales point.


Until further notice, single seats can be booked on ÖBB Nightjets in the seating carriage, couchette carriage with 4-person compartments, or in the sleeper carriage. For maximum privacy, the compartments in the three comfort categories can also be booked as a separate (private) compartment. This enables you to travel in a compartment with just your family or friends, without having to share it with other passengers who are not in your group.

On the connections from/ to Rome and Livorno only entire compartments can be booked due to official requirements: Private compartments in the seat car and couchette, sleeping car/ sleeping car deluxe only for exclusive use in single/ double/ triple occupancy. Tickets for single seats that have already been purchased remain valid, but train staff can allocate other seats in the same travel category so that the minimum distance can be observed. Vehicle transport to/ from Livorno can still be booked unchanged.

You can find full details about private compartments on the website or by calling ÖBB customer service on 05-1717.


Download the current rules of conduct.

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Mandatory mouth and nose protection

Mouth and nose protection is compulsory on all public transport. From 21.09. this also applies to the entire closed station area.

We ask our passengers to take their own mouth and nose protection with them and wear them on our trains, buses and stations. Alternatively, a scarf can be used. It is important: the mouth and nose must be covered!

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The measures apply until further notice and will be updated as necessary.


ÖBB currently grant far-reaching goodwill regulations for tickets to and from risk areas beyond the regular reimbursement conditions.

International ÖBB tickets with validity until 31 May 2021 to and from risk areas can be converted into ÖBB vouchers.

The ÖBB observe and analyze the development of the situation. If necessary, the goodwill regulations will be adjusted. Please contact ÖBB customer service by phone or email.