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ÖBB Vorteilscard

For all those who like to travel flexibly by train.

The ÖBB Vorteilscard is the right choice if you are looking for flexible travel throughout Austria. This card gives you a 50% discount** on every ÖBB standard ticket. The card pays for itself with just a few journeys per year. The Vorteilscard is available in the variants Classic, 66 (only online and mobile), Youth, Senior and Family, through the ÖBB app, in the ÖBB ticket shop, at ÖBB ticket counters and in ÖBB travel agents.

The Vorteilscard is personalised and is not transferable to other persons. It can be purchased up to one month before the desired validity date and is valid for 12 months. Please have a photo ID with proof of your age ready for every train journey.

Tip

Travellers with disabilities do not need an Vorteilscard, but travel at a 50% discount with their disabled pass or severely disabled pass. 

Our Vorteilscard offer

Your main benefits

  • 50% discount on ÖBB standard single tickets for travellers when purchasing tickets on all sales channels
  • Reduction on private railways: On most Austrian private railways, Vorteilscard holders pay up to half less for a ticket. The exception is the Vorteilscard Family, which is only recognised on the Raab-Oedenburg-Ebenfurter railway, the Mariazellerbahn and the Citybahn Waidhofen.
  • Until 9 December 2023, you will be granted a 15% discount with Railplus on selected cross-border rail journeys in Europe. For more information on ticket reductions and the participating railways, please refer to our handbook for travelling abroad with ÖBB.
Our ti

You are not sure whether buying one of these cards is worth it? With our Vorteilscard calculator you can assess whether the purchase is worthwhile for you.

Additional benefits*

  • Birthday bonus: On your birthday, the Vorteilscard in conjunction with a photo ID with proof of age is valid as a free ticket for 2nd class travel and Vorteilscard holders travel free of charge throughout Austria with us.
  • Special conditions for ÖBB Rail Tours travel packages
  • Cheaper travel to Vienna International Airport: 50% discount on the City Airport Train (CAT), reduced price for the Vienna Airport Lines.
  • Rent a bike at the station: At 59 ÖBB railway stations in Lower Austria and Burgenland, you can hire a bike from a nextbike rental station. With Vorteilscard or Österreichcard, the first hour of cycling is free.
  • Car sharing facilities at the station: With ÖBB Rail&Drive, we offer affordable connecting mobility at many Austrian railway stations. Holders of the Vorteilscard who register with ÖBB Rail&Drive for the first time will not be charged the registration fee of € 19.90.
  • Snack pack: Choose between a coffee or a children's snack on the train at DoNs for € 1.- less.

* 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.

** Please note that the price of an ÖBB standard single ticket depends on the selected sales channel and the time of booking. The earlier the ticket is purchased, the cheaper it is. When booking online or by mobile, the price is lower than when buying a ticket at the counter or at a ticket machine. The ÖBB Vorteilscard always reduces the price of the ÖBB standard single ticket by 50%.