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ÖBB Vorteilscard

For immediate saver and frequent customers.

Do you like to be flexible when travelling by train? Then the ÖBB Vorteilscard is your ideal choice for flexible travel throughout Austria. Because this card ensures that you receive a discount every time you buy a ticket. After only a few trips a year, the card has already paid for itself.

Your main benefits

You will receive until the timetable change 2021/22 (until 11/12/2021)

  • 50% discount on ÖBB standard single tickets at the ÖBB ticket machine, online in the ÖBB ticket shop or via the ÖBB app as well as for ÖBB employees on our trains and buses when departing from a train station without an ÖBB ticket machine
  • 45% discount on ÖBB standard single tickets at ÖBB ticket counters and from ÖBB customer service, from our sales partners (e.g. travel agencies) and from ÖBB employees on our trains and buses

With the validity of the new timetable 2021/22 (from 12/12/2021)

  • 50% discount on ÖBB standard single tickets for travelers when purchasing tickets on all sales channels

Remains unchanged

  • Discounted rates on private railways: On most private railways in Austria, you receive discounts of up to 50% with your Vorteilscard. Except the Vorteilscard Family, which is only valid on the Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter railway, the Mariazellerbahn and the Citybahn Waidhofen.
  • In addition to this, you can also travel abroad for less: With Railplus, you receive a 15% discount on cross-border rail travel.

Additional benefits*

  • Special rates for ÖBB Rail Tours: As a holder of a Vorteilscard, you will receive special conditions for ÖBB Rail Tours travel packages.
  • Travel to Vienna-Schwechat Airport: The Vienna Airport Lines as well as the City Airport Train (CAT) take you to the airport for a discounted fare.
  • Rental bicycles at the train station: At 59 ÖBB train stations in Lower Austria and Burgenland, nextbike operates bicycle rental stations. With your Vorteilscard or Österreichcard, every first hour of your bicycle trip is free.

* These benefits are valid until revoked.

Acceptance of the Vorteilscard by private railways

The following map offers an overview of the routes of the private railways which accept your Vorteilscard.

Acceptance of the Vorteilscard by private railways. Long distance- and private railway-routes are highlighted. VC Family is only valid on Mariazellerbahn, Raaberbahn and Citybahn Waidhofen.

How can you get your ÖBB Vorteilscard?

You can get your ÖBB Vorteilscard in the ÖBB App, at the ÖBB ticket shop, at the ÖBB ticket counters and at the ÖBB travel agencies. The Vorteilscard will be issued in your name and is not transferable to other persons. The Vorteilscard can be purchased up to one month prior to the requested start of the validity period and is valid for a period of 12 months. Please have a photo identification card including proof of age at hand on any train journey.

Buy your Vorteilscard online

  • Order: Register online at or in the ÖBB App for an ÖBB account, or log in with your usual access data and select "Vorteilscard" in the menu under "Further offers". When placing an order, you will be providing your personal data. Afterwards, select the desired card and the start date for its validity.
  • Pay: You pay for your Vorteilscard by online transfer from your bank account (direct debit) or by credit card (please consider the requirements of the 3-D-Secure procedure).
  • Go: You will receive your temporary Vorteilscard immediately by e-mail - simply print it out and start travelling throughout Austria at reduced rates. Several days later, you will receive your credit card-sized Vorteilscard by mail.

Always at hand: The Vorteilscard on your mobile phone
With the ÖBB app, you always have your Vorteilscard at hand during your trips. Get your free app for Android or iOS now.

Buying a Vorteilscard at the ÖBB ticket counter

You can also purchase your ÖBB Vorteilscard Classic, Jugend, Senior and Family at the train station. This is how it works:

  • Order: The order form for your Vorteilscard is available from the ÖBB ticket counters and the ÖBB travel agencies.
  • Pay: You can pay your Vorteilscard cash, by ATM card or by credit card (depending on availability).
  • Go: After paying, you will immediately receive a temporary Vorteilscard. With this, you can travel throughout Austria and abroad at discounted rates. Several days later, we will send you your credit card-sized Vorteilscard by mail.

The opening hours of our ticket counters can be found in our station information.


Easily get your new Vorteilscard via SEPA mandate:
If you provide us with a SEPA mandate (direct debit order), we will be able to deduct the fee for your new card directly from your account when the card is renewed. You will receive your new card by mail in good time.