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Tauern motorail

Across the Alps without traffic jams

Across the Alps without traffic jams: ÖBB's Tauern motorail offers an attractive alternative to the Tauern Motorway. We transport your car or motorcycle through the Tauern tunnel between the Gastein Valley in Salzburg and the Möll Valley in Carinthia. Our trains run every hour, the passage takes 11 minutes.

Time schedules for the motorail service

  • Departure from Mallnitz-Obervellach towards the North (hourly at minute 50): first train at 05:50 a.m., last train at 10:50 p.m.
  • Departure from Böckstein towards the South (hourly at minute 20): first train at 06:20 a.m., last train at 11:20 p.m.
Information on the general renovation of the Tauern Tunnel

113-year-old Tauern Tunnel is the centrepiece of the Tauern line. In order to bring the tunnel up to the state of the art and make it fit for the future, it will be modernised from November 2024 to July 2025 and will be completely shut in this period.

Please note that the Tauern motorail will not be running for the duration of the construction work, from 18 November 2024 to 04 July 2025!
We will be back for you from the start of the new season on 05.07.2025!


Visit the anniversary exhibition "100 Jahre Autoschleuse Tauernbahn " in the waiting room of the Mallnitz-Obervellach train station.

Price overview

Price overview Tauern motorail
Type of vehicle Price
Passenger vehicle or motorbike (up to 3,5t) € 20.40
Weekly pass (Passenger vehicle or motorbike up to 3,5t) € 73.70
Monthly pass (Passenger vehicle or motorbike up to 3,5t) € 134.60
Annual pass (Passenger vehicle or motorbike up to 3,5t) € 293.40
Passenger vehicle with trailer (up to 3,5t) € 32.50
Trailer (751kg up to 3,500kg) € 12.10
Truck or Bus (over 3,5t) oder Wohnmobil (3-axes) € 60.-
Bicycle € 10.-
Pedestrian € 4.90

The prices quoted are on-site sales prices.
Anyone who buys their ticket early and/ or online - i.e. via the ÖBB app, the ticket shop on the homepage or as a business customer in the business account - receives a lower price (does not apply to all prices).