Train travel gives you the opportunity to form new friendships, learn about different cultures and the chance to witness some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. In a relaxed atmosphere, you don’t have to worry about parking fees, road tolls or navigating foreign street directories. Just read a book, sleep or watch the scenery go by as the train picks you up and then drops you at your destination. Whether it’s Vienna, Salzburg, Graz or somewhere in between, the train can take you there.
Trains operate 365 days of the year with multiple services each day, so you never have to wait long, giving you great flexibility for your holiday.
There’s nowhere better to meet the locals and your fellow travellers, to swap ideas on the best places to explore. You can get recommendations for those ‘hidden gems’ you may not otherwise hear about. Also if you choose to travel on a rail pass’ you receive numerous bonuses in Austria such as a 10 per cent discount on selected accommodation and up to 50 per cent off selected boat trips.
Rail Plus offers a range of fares including tickets on the Railjet train across Austria and into surrounding countries. You can travel from Vienna to Salzburg for as little as $87 in 2nd class and it takes just 2 hours and 45 minutes. Fares are all available on the Rail Plus website up to 90 days prior to the trains departure date. Travelling by train makes it not only easy to travel within Austria but also so simple to make the most of your onward journey into other countries in Europe. With neighbours on the rail network including Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Italy & Slovenia, nothing is ever far away.
To find out more about travelling by train in Austria, visit Railplus.com.au.