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Eurail

Eurail Austria Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Austria.
  • Discount for 2-5 adults travelling together with a Saver Pass.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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WHO

WHAT


Overview

The Eurail Austria Pass is the ultimate pass to discover Austria. Visit all the great Austrian cities like Salzburg, Vienna and Linz. The train will also get you to smaller towns which are steeped in tradition. Often called the gateway to Eastern Europe, Austria is a delightful mix of history and architecture.

The Eurail Austria Pass allows you unlimited travel with the freedom to hit the tracks whenever and wherever you want! You can take as many trains as you like and there is no limit on the distance you can travel within a travel day. All of this at a fixed price.

Hop on and off trains at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station and get ready to go and explore a new destination. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information about seat reservations).

The Eurail Austria Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Hotel discounts, reduced museum fares and more are included in your pass.
It also comes with a Eurail travel pack (Travel map and user guide).

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the Eurail Austria Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!


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Customer feedback 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. »

monika v


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.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. We recommend always checking your desired journey for any specific seat reservation requirements.

Book Seat Reservations

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

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.

Reduced boat crossing

Blaue Danube Schiffahrt 20% discount
www.ddsg-blue-danube.at

  • Melk - Krems
  • Vienna - Dürnstein, Sundays only
  • Sightseeing boat trips in Vienna

Donauschiffahrt Wurm & Köck special price
www.donauschiffahrt.de

  • Linz - Passau, reservation compulsory

BSB, SBS and ÖBB 50% discount
www.bsb-online.com

  • Boat crossings on Lake Constance (Bodensee) from May to October

Meininger hostels 10% discount
www.meininger-hostels.com
Located in Berlin, München, Köln, Hamburg, Wien & London: Book direct at MEININGER hostels and get 10% off on your stay and 10 minutes internet for free. All-you-can-eat breakfast is only € 3,50 and WiFi Internet is free in the Hostel.
Contact: welcome@meininger-hostels.com or +49(0)30 6663 6100

A Eurail Pass valid in Austria is also valid on the railway lines from Ebenfurt to Sopron (Hungary) operated by the private railway company ROeEE

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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Elzahn O. | 28 August 2016 answered | 2 Comments
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Ekachai D. | 16 July 2016 answered | 1 Comments
Swiss and german-austrian rail pass reservation help If I have the rail pass then do I need to make a reservation for intercity trains (between Munich, düsseldorf, dortmund, Frankfurt) or just get on board and show the pass. Also if I buy a Swiss pass separately and a german-austrian rail pass, (...)

MH M. | 9 March 2016 answered | 0 Comments
2 countries pass switzerland and austria Hi, I plan to travel from Zurich to Vienna (direct train) in October this year, but I notice train will enter Germany territory, do I need the Germany country pass also?? thank you

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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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