Westbahn train to Salzburg at Vienna

A Westbahn train to Salzburg at Vienna Westbahnhof.  Just €27.50 paid on board or €26.50 from a ticket machine or bought online...

Buy train tickets from Vienna to Salzburg

Easy by train - with a choice of two operators...

Two competing operators link Vienna with Salzburg, the State-owned ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) and private operator Westbahn.  This page explains which operator to choose and how to buy tickets.

  Which operator to choose?

  How to check train times

  How much does it cost?

  How to buy tickets

  What are the Westbahn trains like?

  What are the ÖBB Railjets like?

  Travel tips:  Luggage, WiFi, food & drink & so on...

  Vienna to other European cities by train

  Salzburg to other European cities by train

Which operator to choose?

How to check times...

How much does it cost?

 Operator...  Frequency & journey time...  Fare...

 ÖBB = Austrian

 Federal Railways

 1 ÖBB Railjet per hour taking 2h22

 1 ÖBB InterCity per hour taking 2h53

 To/from Vienna Hauptbahnhof.

 Advance-purchase:

 From €19 upwards in 2nd class, €29 upwards in 1st class.

 Specified train only, no refunds, no changes to travel plans.

 Standard price:

 €53 in 2nd class, €93 in 1st class.

 Unlimited availability, good for any train, can buy on the day.

 WESTbahn =

 privately-owned

 open-access

 competitor.

 1 train per hour taking 2h28

 to/from Vienna Westbahnhof.

 Also 1 per hour to/from Vienna Hbf

 starting 10 December 2017...

 Standard price:

 €26.50 bought from a ticket machine or online.

 €27.50 if bought on board the train.

 Unlimited availability, good for any train, can buy on the day.

 For WESTbahn Plus (1st class) you pay €19 supplement.

Children on WESTbahn:  Children under 6 go free, no ticket required.  Children under 15 pay half price.  No reduction in WESTbahn Plus supplement.

Children on ÖBB:  Children under 6 go free, no ticket required.  Children under 15 also go free if accompanied by an adult with a sparschiene fare as long as the child was included in the booking so mentioned on your ticket.  If you buy a full flex ticket on the day, children under 15 pay half the adult full-flex fare.

How to buy WESTbahn tickets...

How To buy ÖBB tickets...

Westbahn double-decker trains Click here for virtual tour...

WESTbahn trains are smart modern double-deckers, with 2nd class, 1st class (called WESTbahn Plus) and four automated catering areas in each train set.  For more information on these trains and amenities, see www.westbahn.at.  Westbahn Plus seats are arranged as tables for four each side of a central aisle, but with the two aisle seats always marked off as not in use.  So a couple gets a table for four, for two so can spread out - see WESTbahn Plus photo here!

Westbahn train stairs to upper deck   Westbahn train to Salzburg at Vienna

Stairs to upper deck...

 

WESTbahn double-decker train to Salzburg at Vienna Westbahnhof...

Westbahn train buffet car   Westbahn train 2nd class seats on upper deck

Food vending area, 4 in each trainset...

 

Upper deck seats...

ÖBB's Railjets:  Click here for Railjet information page...

The morning RailJet train has arrived in Vienna.   Premium class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train   Economy class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train

RailJet trains...  Railjets are ÖBB's premier trains, running on the Vienna-Salzburg-Innsbruck and Vienna-Graz axes.  More railjet info.

 

Business class costs €15 more than normal 1st class...

 

Economy class on RailJet, comfortable open saloons with large picture windows.  Some seats are around tables, some unidirectional.

Travel tips...


 


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