There are a number of train types in Austria ready to transport you both day and night. Most of the Austrian network is operated by ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen). Use the Eurail train timetable to check times for trains in Austria.
Regional and intercity trains in Austria
The main rail network in Austria is made up of the following regional trains and intercity trains:
- REX commuter trains connect the capital city Vienna with surrounding cities.
- S-Bahn (suburban trains) is a network of trains that operates within most big cities, including Vienna. Please note that your Eurail pass is only valid on S-Bahn connections in Graz and Salzburg run by ÖBB.
- InterCity trains link larger Austrian cities like Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz and Vienna.
- The InterCity bus operates between Graz and Klagenfurt.
On the InterCity trains appear as "IC". InterCity buses do appear in the timetable, but without an abbreviation. Reservations are required for InterCity buses. For InterCity trains an advanced reservation is not necessary but we recommend you make them during peak season (May-September) and public holidays. REX200 trains are not listed in the Eurail timetable. You can find a train schedule on the ÖBB website.
International high-speed trains in Austria
These high-speed trains operate to and from Austria:
- InterCity buses link Klagenfurt and Villach with Udine and Venice (Italy).
- EuroCity operates between Innsbruck, Munich (Germany) and various Italian cities like Milan and Venice. There are also EuroCity connections from Austria to Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Poland.
Domestic high-speed trains in Austria
Austrian domestic high-speed trains are run by EuroCity and Railjet. These high-speed trains transport passengers quickly and comfortably to cities across Austria.
- EuroCity trains connect Kufstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Graz.
- Railjet trains link Vienna with larger Austrian cities like Salzburg, Innsbruck and Graz.
On the Railjet trains are shown as "RJ", ICE trains appears as "ICE" and EuroCity as "EC". InterCity buses do appear in the timetable, but without an abbreviation. Reservations for these trains are optional but we recommend you make them during peak season (May-September) and public holidays.
International night trains in Austria
The following night trains connect Austria with Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Serbia and Hungary:
Innsbruck – Paris(France)/Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Villach – Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Zagreb (Croatia) – Belgrade (Serbia)
Vienna – Katowice (Poland) – Warsaw (Poland)
Vienna – Krakow (Poland)
- Euronight 420/421:
Vienna – Cologne (Germany)
Vienna – Rome/Venice/Milan (Italy)
- EuroNight Hans Albers
Vienna – Hamburg (Germany)
- EuroNight Kálmán Imre
Vienna – Budapest (Hungary)
- EuroNight Metropol
Vienna – Prague (Czech Republic) – Berlin (Germany)
- Vienna – Livorno (Italy)
- EuroNight Wiener Walzer
Vienna – Zurich (Switzerland)
- EuroNight Zurichsee
Villach/Graz – Zurich
City NIght Line trains appear on the as "CNL" all EuroNight trains are listed as "EN". For D-trains, only a trains number is listed. You're required to book sleeping accommodation in advance.