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Updates - Current border situation - International train traffic

Current restrictions

ÖBB and its employees are still in action to ensure that you get to your destination reliably and safely every day. Despite the current Corona-situation, our timetable for short- and long-distance transport is unaffected.

Overview of the changes

Austria

There are currently no restrictions on our timetable for short- and long-distance travel.

CHESSBOARD BOOKING PATTERN FOR MORE SPACE

In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, we have changed our reservation system to enable passengers to maintain the recommended social distance when booking their seats. Seats on long-distance trains are now allocated according to a kind of chessboard pattern. This means that, when booking individual seats, only the window seats can be reserved. The seats next to the reserved ones should remain free and will be marked accordingly. We ask you not to occupy these seats and to choose other ones instead. If your train is full and the large volume of passengers makes doing this impossible, these seats can be used.

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International daily services

Important

Before starting your journey, please contact the authorities of the relevant 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, where they are updated every day..

Nightjet and EuroNight services

YOUR OWN COMPARTMENT FOR MORE PRIVACY

For maximum privacy, compartments in the three comfort categories can also be booked as separate (private) compartments. This enables you to travel in a compartment with just your family or friends, without having to share it with other passengers.

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

NIGHTJET CORONAVIRUS GUIDE

Download the current rules of conduct.

Travel safely!

COMPULSORY MOUTH AND NOSE COVERINGS

It is currently compulsory for all passengers to wear an FFP2 covering over their mouth and nose on all public transport services and in enclosed areas of train stations.

We ask our passengers to take responsibility for carrying the statutory FFP2 mouth and nose covering with them and to wear it on our trains and buses, as well as in areas of train stations. Whenever possible, please keep the recommended social distance from other passengers in order to minimise the risk of infection for yourself and others.

Safe trains that meet hygiene standards

The measures we have taken create a safe and hygienic environment for our passengers and employees. In recognition of this, ÖBB has received a risk management certificate with a focus on hygiene from TÜV AUSTRIA.

We have dramatically enhanced our cleaning protocols and increased their frequency since the start of the pandemic. The Railjet and Nightjet services are equipped with sanitiser dispensers. The ventilation system on our trains also ensures that travel is safe by providing a good supply of fresh air and replacing the air frequently. The air is replaced 11 times an hour on the ÖBB Railjet service. Recent studies have shown that travelling by train does not expose you to an increased risk of contracting Covid-19.

Questions and answers

Compulsory mouth and nose coverings - FAQs about our conditions for travel

We have compiled a list of the most important questions about mouth and nose coverings:

Note

These measures apply indefinitely and will be adjusted if necessary.

Cancellations

In view of the current lockdown situation, ÖBB is offering goodwill solutions for ÖBB tickets booked before 19 November 2021 and valid until 12 December 2021. Season tickets are excluded from this offer. Tickets can only be refunded in the form of vouchers.