Austria’s extensive train system is easily one of the most convenient ways to travel between its major cities. The ÖBB Railjet brings an added dose of comfort and ease to your trips, leaving you with nothing to do but enjoy the ride.
Austria’s public transportation system has always been exemplary. This is especially true of its rail network, which has long offered easy and frequent connections to most European capitals, as well as Austria’s major cities. When the Austrian Federal Railways (OeBB) introduced the Railjet a couple of years back, train travel only got better: more comfortable wagons, free Wifi on board and much faster connections are just some of the advantages of the new trains.
With the ÖBB Railjet, which travels at interval speeds of 230 km/h, you can now reach Salzburg’s Main Train Station from the Vienna International Airport in as little as 2 hours and 49 minutes. Even service from the Vienna airport to St. Anton am Arlberg – all the way in western Austria – is available, as the ÖBB Railjet whisks you to the ski destination of your dreams in less than 6 hours. Alpine destinations not directly on the main train routes, such as Kitzbühel, can be conveniently reached with just one transfer in Salzburg or Wörgl.
So on your next trip to Austria, skip the rental car lines and spare yourself the hassle of having to park. Simply buy your train ticket – at the train station or make a reservation in advance via www.oebb.at – and then enjoy the ÖBB Railjet experience. A tasty selection of snacks and beverages is always available, and if travelling in First Class, drinks and food will be served directly at your seat. The trains also feature air conditioning, generous luggage racks and plugs for charging electronic devices, WiFi as well as on-board restaurants, depending on the train category. Lean back, enjoy the views through the large windows and watch the landscape change from gentle rolling hills to the rugged, snow-covered peaks of the Austrian Alps.
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