Schüler am Bahnsteig

ÖBB Schulcard

Fancy taking a trip together? Travelling together is cheaper and environmentally friendly.

Are you planning to take a trip together?

Austrian schools and youth organisations can travel throughout our country at particularly low rates if they take the train. The added benefit: accompanying adults travel for free.

The advantages to you at a glance

  • You can save up to 60% on the standard price for groups of 6 or more young people.
  • The Schulcard is valid for 2nd class journeys throughout the ÖBB train network (excluding journeys within the Verkehrsverbund Vorarlberg transport association).
  • Free-of-charge seat reservation - mandatory on long-distance trains (RJ, RJX, EC, ICE, IC, D)
  • A certain number of accompanying persons can travel with you for free.
  • The inclusive prices are staggered according to the size of the group.
  • 10% turnover bonus in the form of education vouchers (from € 100.- turnover per school year).
  • Discounts for various day trip destinations.

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  • Schulcard specialists
  • 0800 0800 11 (from Mon-Fri 07:30 - 17:00 working days)

Invite a partner school

You should definitely use the ÖBB Schulcard if you want to visit a partner school in Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic or Hungary with your school class. Why? Because for the return visit to Austria, your partner school's students can travel on our trains free of charge. This is how it works:

  • You order tickets for your school class: You book a Schulcard ticket to the border station for your school class. Then you book the ticket for the part of the trip outside of Austria with our customer service representatives specialised on international trips.
  • You order tickets for your partner school: For your partner school's return visit, you also book a Schulcard ticket and send it to the school abroad. After completing the journey, the partner school sends the Schulcard ticket back to you. Please scan both tickets (your school plus partner school) and send it via e-Mail to using the subject "Gastschule".
  • You will be refunded the money for your partner school: Your partner school's fare for travel on ÖBB trains will be credited to you on one of your next invoices.

How to get your ÖBB Schulcard

The Schulcard is our customer card for youth groups. With this card, they can book discounted online tickets in Austria and reserve seats for their journey. The card is issued in the name of the school or the youth organisation free of charge and is delivered by mail within 15 working days.

Please note: more than half of the group must consist of adolescents or students under the age of 26. Young people above the age of 19 will also need a valid Vorteilscard Jugend.

Accompanying persons travel for free

If you are accompanying a school class or a youth group you travel for free on the train.

Free accompanying adults per pupils
Youths Free accompanying adults
6 to 20 2 persons
21 to 30 3 persons
31 to 40 4 persons
41 to 50 5 persons
Do you need to cancel a Schulcard ticket?

Prior to the first day of validity, your Schulcard ticket can be cancelled free of charge. After the first day of validity, you have 3 days to cancel it against a fee amounting to 50% of the fare (minimum of € 15.- per person). Outward and return tickets are considered 2 individual tickets. Warning: once a ticket has been obtained as a PDF file, it can no longer be cancelled, exchanged or refunded.