From Austria to international cities
New routes have been created in 2019. You can thus travel from now on night trains from Vienna to Western Poland and Eastern Germany and during the day to Berlin or Cluj-Napoca.
Note that you have two main train stations in the city capital, Vienna, Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Hbf) which serves international travels and Vienna Westbahnhof for regional destinations.
Vienna - Paris
The ICE high-speed train with a change in Frankfurt-am-Main's Hauptbahnhof is a great solution to travel from Vienna to Paris. The travel will take you an entire day.
Keep in mind that seat reservations for high-speed trains are required. We advise you to reserve in advance.
Vienna - Brussels
There is no direct train from Vienna to Brussels. However, you can use the Night jet sleeper train from Vienna to Cologne in which you'll travel the entire night and then take an ICE train in the morning from Cologne to Brussels which takes up to two hours.
Keep in mind that seat reservations for night trains are required. We advise you to reserve in advance.
Stopover in Cologne
Walking in Cologne, founded by the Romans in 38 BC, will make you feel like living history. Its specialties are chocolate and sports and Colognians are known for their friendliness.
Vienna - Amsterdam
The travel from Vienna to Amsterdam can take up to 12 hours. The easiest option is to take the ICE International train from Vienna to Frankfurt and then travel on the ICE International train from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.
Vienna - Rome
Take the direct train from Vienna to Venezia Mestre with the (ÖBB) train and then change to the Trenitalia or ItaloTreno from Venice to Rome.
Innsbruck - Copenhagen
The travel from Innsbruck Hbf to Copenhagen can take up to 15 hours we advise you to stop in between to visit the cities in which you will need to take your connexions. The first train you will need to take will be the one from Innsbruck to Munchen with the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) (up to two hours travel) then you will take a second train to Hamburg Hbf (6 hours travel) with the Deutsche Bahn. Your last train will be the one from Hamburg Hbf to Copenhagen (up to 5 hours) with the Deutsche Bahn.
Stopover in Munich or Hamburg
When traveling to Copenhagen why not make a stop in Munich or Hamburg? The mix of traditional and modern architecture in Munich and its reputation for art and beers makes it a great destination. As for Hamburg: this port city, known for its burgers offers many art museums and places to relax like the Strand Pauli, a beach bar situated near the port.
Salzburg - Berlin
The travel from Salzburg to Berlin can take up to 7 hours. You will need to take a train from Salzburg Hbf to Munchen Hbf with Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and from there take a direct train to Berlin with the Deutsche Bahn.
With an Interrail Pass
Traveling to Austria with an Interrail Pass? Make sure to get the most out of your pass and check out the Interrail Pass benefits in Austria.
Traveling to Austria
Austria is a well-connected train destination. The national operator is Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB). The main train stations are the one in Vienna, Innsbruck, and Salzburg. As it's located in the center of Europe you have many possibilities to travel internationally. You can find here some travel itineraries.
ÖBB Railjet trains : the reservation is not required.
WESTbahn trains : the reservation is required.