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Eurail Austria Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Austria.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 25) discounts available

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Comfort. Relaxation. And it all comes together with the Eurail Austria Pass. It gives you extensive travel on the national rail network of Austria, with your choice of first or second class travel for 3, 4, 5, or 8 days of rail travel within a one-month period. This pass offers saverpass discounts for 2 or more traveling together and you can also decide whether you’d prefer your travel days to be consecutive or non-consecutive.

It’s no wonder that the majority of adventurers to Austria prefer to do so with an Austria Rail Pass. Breathtaking scenery notwithstanding, a train journey allows affordable flexibility and accessibility — while eliminating language barriers, local transit ticket counters, and high gas prices. And your rail pass has additional benefits to make your travel even more seamless, like transit on some InterCity Bus routes that may require reservations and a day of use on your pass, discounts on select ferries, hotels and audio city guides. See the cities and sites you’ve always imagined : like Vienna — one of Europe’s cultural capitals, located on the banks of the Danube. A romantic’s dream destination, Vienna was home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss. And, cultural connoisseurs won’t want to miss Museums Quartier, one of the largest cultural complexes in the world. No trip to Austria is complete without a stop in Salzburg, a city of incomparable architectural beauty. (Did we mention it was also where “The Sound of Music” was filmed ?)

You know, it’s true what they say…those hills are alive. But the breathtaking scenery of Austria ? It will remind you that you are too. The Eurail Austria pass.


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How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

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2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check for any specific seat reservation requirements.

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3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

And the Eurail Austria Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You’ll get discounts on buses and trains, hotels, cruises & ferries, museums & activities, and more.

With the Eurail Austria Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail Austria Pass is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Benefits in:
Museums & Activities
  • Salzburg City CardOffer: Explore the city of Salzburg for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the tourist office Salzburg Main Station to get 10% off one Salzburg City Card.Info: For more information, please visit www.salzburg.info, or call +43 662 88987-0, or send emails to cards@salzburg.info Please note: The Salzburg Card is the key to unlock the door to all your sightseeing wishes, including: One-time FREE entry to all the attractions & museums in the city; FREE USE of the city’s public transport system (excluding rapid transit system); Discounts on cultural events; Reductions on several trips, tours and outings.
  • Blue Danube SchiffahrtOffer: Discover the beauty of the Danube by boat. Pass holders receive 20% off sightseeing boat trips in Vienna and Wachau with Blue Danube Schiffahrt.Info: www.ddsg-blue-danube.atBrandner SchiffahrtOffer: Benefit from a 20% discount on Sightseeing Cruises along the river Danube with family-run BRANDNER Shipping.Info: Reservations can be made by emailing schiffahrt@brandner.at. For further info visit www.brandner.at
  • McArthurGlen Designer Outlet ParndorfOffer: Enjoy a VIP Shopping experience for free at Designer Outlet Parndorf. Pass holders are entitled to the following special offers:
  • A 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase done in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • A 2,5 € food & drink voucher at any of the facilities in the participating Designer Outlets.Info: Show your Pass at the Information Centre to receive all your offers. Four trains per hour will take you from the main train station in Vienna to "Parndorf Ort". The trip will take you about 30-40 minutes. You need to get off at the train station "Parndorf Ort". For more information, please visit http://www.mcarthurglen.com/at/designer-outlet-parndorf/en/McArthurGlen Designer Outlet SalzburgOffer: Enjoy a VIP Shopping experience for free at Designer Outlet Salzburg. Pass holders are entitled to the following special offers:
  • A 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase done in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • A 2,5 € food & drink voucher at any of the facilities in the participating Designer Outlets.Info: Show your Pass at the Information Centre to receive all your offers. If travelling by train, head to the main "Salzburg-Hauptbahnhof" station. From the station, take the city bus line 2, 10 or 27 towards Salzburg Airport. This is a 15-minute journey from the city of Salzburg to the Designer Outlet in Wals-Himmelreich. For more information, please visit http://www.mcarthurglen.com/at/designer-outlet-salzburg/en/
Hotels
  • A&O HotelsOffer: A&O Hotels are famous for comfort and affordability, and Pass holders save 10% on advance bookings at the A&O Hotel in Vienna or Graz.Info: Book online via www.aohostels.com/railpass/ or by calling +49 (0)30 80 947 5110. Offer code: Rail PassPlease note: The discount applies only to daily rates on advance bookings. Please have your Pass ready to show hotel staff when checking in.MEININGER HotelsOffer: Enjoy a 10% discount at MEININGER Hotels in Vienna or Salzburg when you book online at www.meininger-hotels.com.Info: If you have any questions or need help, e-mail welcome@meininger-hotels.com or call +49 (0)30 6663 6100. Please note: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.
Bus & Train
  • ÖBB IntercitybusOffer: Enjoy free public transport on the ÖBB bus network. Info: To explore the routes and find more information go to www.oebb.atPlease note: A reservation is recommended for the Graz-Klagenfurt route. Reservations and paid supplements are required for Klagenfurt/Villach-Venezia Mestre & Venezia Tronchetto routes and the One Country Pass is not valid on these routes as they leave Austria.S-Bahn Offer: Enjoy free unlimited travel on the S-Bahn in Vienna and Innsbruck.
  • ÖBB LoungesOffer: 1st class Pass holders have free access (1.5 hours before departure and after arrival of the relevant train) to all ÖBB lounges, located in several Austrian stations: Wien Hbf, Wien-Meidling, Linz Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, Innsbruck Hbf, Graz Hbf and Klagenfurt Hbf.

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (6)
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    Amazing !! |
    "As a family we really enjoyed travel using the pass but as compared to Swiss pass, Austria pass has limited options of travelling on the internal city transport systems. Might be a country specific policy. "

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    My family trip to Austria |
    "I have taken my family for a vacation to Austria in May 2014 and used Austria Rail pass to travel within Austria. We stayed at Maria Alm and took the train from Saalfaden station to visit Salzburg,Vienna and Innsbruck. The train travel was very efficient, convenient and comfortable, and we enjoyed the travel by train a lot. It gave us a country side view and a peek into the culture and customs of Austria and its people. The views of the snow clad mountains, lush green meadows and historical structures created a lasting impression on us and the train journey gave us the opportunity to experience the natural beauty at a close distance. "

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    Value for money austria pass |
    "We were able to explore Austria using the rail pass. It is very convenient because we can take any train we like. "

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    RAIL for Reliable  |
    "It was some of the best experiences in life which will go deep in our mind as a quality product from EU. People and government around the world must learn from the management and technical support of this system to make the lives of peole safer and comfortable as in the present scenario we must depend on such efficient means of commuting to avoid more environmental losses through individual pumping of Carbon in the surroundings. I salute the excellent service providers and maintenance people of the whole Railway system "

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    Lovely experience |
    "If you are in Austria, it is almost a crime to not take the train... And if you are taking the train for more than a couple of days, then you just HAVE to take the austria pass.. The entire experience was lovely... Tips : 1. Not all rail companies accept the pass.. We boarded WestBahn train after confirming with the train conductor that the pass is accepted, but it turned out that the pass wasnt valid on it... Well, blame the conductor, but we had to pay for the journey... 2. Trains leave on EXACT time, almost to the second. So dont be late. Be extra careful if you have connecting trains. 3. It would be cheaper to buy your drinks n food from the city/railway stations than from the trains. "

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    Austrian pass |
    "We bought an Austrian pass - it was very cheap and we travel the whole of Austria on/off for 7 days. The trains are in an excellent condition and very clean - you got a whole "compartment" for yourself with air condition. We also enjoy the high speed train restaurants. There was never a problem to use the pass. Buy the ‘saver’ if you travel 2 or more. It is really the cheapest way to travel in Europe. You do not have to reserve seats upfront – not even for the scenic routes – get on and there you go. "

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