View from the train onto a green meadow near Bad Mitterndorf, Grimming

ÖBB Österreichcard

For anybody who travels frequently.

Be it from home to work or from Vienna to Lake Constance: with the ÖBB Österreichcard, you can travel anywhere throughout Austria for an entire year. Simple climb aboard the next train and head off - to wherever and as often as you want, without ever needing a separate ticket.

Main services

  • Use of all trains as well as all ÖBB Intercity busses within Austria.
  • Many private railways included: With the Österreichcard you can also travel on selected private railways in Austria.
  • Graz-Köflacher Eisenbahn
  • Montafonerbahn
  • Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter Eisenbahn (austrian lines)
  • Salzburger Lokalbahn
  • Pinzgauer Lokalbahn
  • Steiermärkische Landesbahnen
  • Stern & Hafferl
  • Stubaitalbahn
  • Wiener Lokalbahnen
  • Zillertalbahn
  • Mariazellerbahn
  • Citybahn Waidhofen


  • Free seat reservation - Enjoy the comfort of your favourite seat.
  • Whenever empty seats are available in first class, get an upgrade at half price (at the ÖBB ticket machine or on board).
  • The free class-change to and the free seat reservation for business class for holders of an Österreichcard Classic 1st class and Österreichcard family 1st class.
  • Travel abroad at a reduced rate: Receive a discount of 15% on international train journeys across Europe with Railplus.

Additional services

  • Benefit from the comfort of the seven ÖBB lounges with your First Class Österreichcard. Moreover, get access to the partner lounges of the Railteam alliance with your First Class Österreichcard in combination with a valid international long-distance ticket.
  • Use your Österreichcard to benefit from booking discounts at the ÖBB travel agencies and special conditions at ÖBB Rail Tours.
  • Low cost travel to Vienna International Airport: A 2nd Class Österreichcard gives you 50% discount on tickets for the City Airport Train (CAT), and a 1st Class Österreichcard allows you to use the CAT at no additional cost. The Vienna Airport Lines will also get you to Vienna Airport at a low price.
  • Our partner nextbike operates bicycle hire points at 59 ÖBB train stations in Lower Austria and Burgenland. Get the first hour of every bike tour for free with your Österreichcard.
  • Pay for your card at once or in monthly instalments - it’s your choice.
  • Travel on Nightjet trains (NJ) in a seating carriage for free within Austria. A couchette or sleeper cabin can be reserved for an additional charge. When booking international journeys with Nightjet trains, take advantage of discounted fares with your Österreichcard.
  • Car-sharing at the train station*: With ÖBB Rail&Drive, we offer you low-cost connecting mobility at many Austrian railway stations. If you have a valid ÖBB Österreichcard and register with ÖBB Rail&Drive for the first time, you will receive the registration fee of € 19.90 for free. Further information and registration options can be found on the homepage of ÖBB Rail&Drive.

* These benefits are non-binding extra-contractual benefits to the Österreichcard and are valid until further notice.

Acceptance of the Österreichcard by private railways

The ÖBB Österreichcard can also be used on most private railways in Austria. The following map offers an overview of the routes of the private railways which accept your ÖBB Österreichcard.

Acceptance of the Österreichcard by private railways. Long distance- and private railway-routes are highlighted.

ÖBB Österreichcard at a glance

With your annual network ticket, you can travel throughout the entire country with ÖBB as well as many private railways for a whole year. Be it for families, students or senior citizens: we have the right Österreichcard for everybody.

Price overview Österreichcard
Österreichcard 2nd class Price/day 1st class Price/day
Classic € 1,944 € 5.30 € 2,998 € 8.20
Familie € 2.084 € 5.70 € 3.196 € 8.80
Jugend € 1,154 € 3.20 € 1,769 € 4.90
Senior € 1,369 € 3.80 € 2,198 € 6.00
Spezial € 1,154 € 3.20 € 1,769 € 4.90

Pay as you prefer: You decide whether you pay the entire amount when ordering your card or whether you prefer to pay in monthly instalments.

The customer holds the Österreichcard Classic

ÖBB Österreichcard Classic

With the Österreichcard Classic you can travel by train throughout Austria for an entire year for as little as € 5.30 per day. There are no special requirements for this card.


Switch to Business Class for free with your First Class Österreichcard Classic. Also benefit from free reservations.

ÖBB Österreichcard Familie

As parents with children, you can travel within Austria at a particularly low rate. With the Österreichcard Familie, you can travel by train during an entire year for as little as € 5.70 per day. It is valid for up to 2 parents, as well as all children under the age of 15 for whom you receive a family allowance. Parents and children receive their own cards, so that they can also travel by train alone at any time. Please note, you have to prove your family relationship. Please bring proof of family benefits for your children. In the case of different surnames of the parents, the parents or stepparents must be present by means of a marriage certificate or proof of their common place of residence.


Switch to Business Class for free with your First Class Österreichcard Familie. Also benefit from free reservations.

ÖBB Österreichcard Jugend

Whether you are commuting to university or want to head off on your holidays: with the Österreichcard Jugend, all of Austria is waiting for you - all year long, for as little as € 3.20 per day. This card is available to anybody below the age of 26 (until 1 day prior to the 26th birthday).

ÖBB Österreichcard Senior

For holidays, visiting family or excursions: with the Österreichcard Senior, you can travel by rail throughout the country for one year - for as little as € 3.80 per day. This card is available to anybody above the age of 64. Please note that this age limit will be increased by one year in 2022.

ÖBB Österreichcard Spezial

Wanderlust knows no limits. Even if your mobility is limited, you are welcome to make the most of our rail travel offerings. With the Österreichcard Spezial, you can travel by rail throughout Austria for one year - starting at € 3.20 per day. You will need an Austrian certificate of disability or an Austrian certificate of severe war-related disability with the following entries: level of disability of at least 70% or an additional entry "...can claim discounts on transport rates in accordance with the Federal Disabilities Act (Bundesbehindertengesetz)".

How can you get your ÖBB Österreichcard?

You can obtain your Österreichcard from all ÖBB ticket counters, ÖBB sales partners and from ÖBB travel agencies with ÖBB ticket sales. The card can be purchased up to a month prior to the requested start of the validity period and is valid for a period of 12 months. The Österreichcard will be issued in your name and is not transferable.

How to get your card

  • Order: Obtain an order form from an ÖBB sales point, complete it and hand it in again.
    • Österreichcard Familie: please bring along a portrait photo of both parents (no photos of children required).
  • Pay: You pay your Österreichcard on site or provide us with a SEPA direct debit mandate (direct debit order). We also offer you the option of paying in instalments: when ordering, you pay the first two monthly instalments. The remaining 10 monthly instalments will be debited to your account free of interest.
  • Go: With your temporary ÖBB Österreichcard, you can immediately hop aboard the next train. You will receive your permanent card by mail approximately 10 days after ordering.