ÖBB: Tickets, Timetables and Facilities

ÖBB: An Overview

ÖBB Tickets
Popular Routes
Train Types

ÖBB is the abbreviation for the Austrian Federal Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen). This is the national railway company of Austria, which operates local and long-distance rail transport in the Alpine republic, but also operates bus and shipping services. In addition to domestic operations, it also operates connections to neighbouring countries. The takeover of all night trains in Germany by ÖBB, for example, attracted particular attention. The Group's own subsidiary Rail Cargo Austria is responsible for freight transport.

How to Book ÖBB Tickets

Omio is a travel platform and an authorized ticket seller that lets you compare and book ÖBB trains to destinations in Italy, France and Switzerland. With the Omio travel search engine, you can find the departure times and prices of trains between any two cities. It lets you compare ÖBB trains with other rail companies (as well as buses and flights) to find the best way to travel depending on your personal preferences. Omio takes into account all the factors that determine your trip, including the time of departure and/or arrival, the ticket price and the total required travel time.

With Omio, it's never been easier to get ÖBB train tickets in English straight to your phone. There's even an English speaking customer service team should you encounter any hiccups along the way..

Booking ÖBB Tickets with Omio

Booking ÖBB tickets with Omio is easy, simply put in your departing and arriving city, as well as the date you want to travel and then we'll do all the hard work! We find all the possible routes not only for ÖBB but other Italian train companies. Allowing you to pick the best option for your journey.

Once you've purchased your ticket, we'll send you an email confirming your booking as well informing you if you have a mobile ticket or if you need to print out a ticket before your board.

Then if you have any troubles along the way, our English-speaking customer service is there to help you.

ÖBB Ticket Types

  • Standard Ticket:Valid for 2 days after purchase, and free to reimburse before the first day of validity.
  • Comfort-Ticket:
  • Valid for the chosen day and/or on the night train selected. Free refund 15 days before travel and 50% refund before the chosen day of travel.
  • ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket: Cheapest ticket offered by OBB. Must be used on the chosen day of travel and on the chosen train. Tickets are non-refundable.
  • ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket:Must be used on the chosen day of travel and on the chosen train. Free refund 15 days before travel and 50% refund before the chosen day of travel.

Please note:These amenities vary depending on the train type you're traveling on.

ÖBB Class Types

With OBB there are three class types

  • Economy Class: A choice between open carriages and compartments, Luggage Racks, WiFi, Electric Outlets, Air Conditioning.
  • First Class: Adjustable seats, More legroom, Cabin Service, Luggage Racks, WiFi, Electic Outlets.
  • Business Class: Largest space of legroom, Folding tables, Reading lamps, Wi-Fi, Personal Electrical Outlets, Cabin Service.

ÖBB timetable

The current ÖBB timetable offers additional connections, new services and ultra-modern trains. The rolling stock of the railways has been modernised and adapted to CityJet standards. The lines have been expanded, which means a wider range of travel options and closes gaps in timetables. In addition, there is now also a digital entertainment programme on board the ÖBB as well as a new cancellation insurance to be able to cancel ÖBB train journeys in case of illness or accident.

With Omio you can simply enter the route you want to travel and Omio shows you not only how to travel fastest and cheapest with ÖBB, but also all available trains and when they depart. So you always have an overview of the extensive timetable. You can plan your trip with just a few clicks. ÖBB's public transport network is well covered. The new timetable comes into effect on 10 December each year.

Popular ÖBB Routes

ÖBB connects all of Austria with each other. Since the country has many beautiful mountains to show for itself, this is not at all a matter of course. In Austria you need a little more time to get from A to B. A lot of regional trains are used and also the ICEs and Railjets don't run as fast as you might be used to from some areas in Germany. ÖBB's most frequented routes are those that connect important cities, such as Vienna - Graz, Salzburg - Vienna, Linz - St. Pölten, Graz - Salzburg. ÖBB also operates transnationally and so you can get from Austria to all neighbouring countries, e.g. Germany. Would you like to take the night train from Graz to Venice or from Vienna to Bratislava? Then book an inexpensive ÖBB savings rail for you in an uncomplicated way.

Trains from Vienna to Salzburg
Trains from Vienna to Innsbruck
Trains from Vienna to Linz
Trains from Salzburg to Innsbruck

ÖBB Train Types

Different train types are used for different routes. In long-distance traffic alone, 7 train types are used. The flagship is the high-speed train Railjet, or RJ for short, which connects various Austrian cities with Munich, Budapest and Zurich. Since 2006, the new trains have been in service, operating with an electric locomotive and at up to 260 km/h on a few lines. The main lines of the Railjet are Vienna - Salzburg, Salzburg - Klagenfurt, Vienna - Villach, Innsbruck - Graz and Vienna - Graz. It has the three classes Business, First and Economy with a total of 408 seats as well as an on-board restaurant. A children's cinema with six seats has also been set up for young passengers, where cartoons and children's films are shown during the trip.


The Railjet is the newest high-speed train that is availble from ÖBB. They are equipped with all modcons such as WiFi, on-board entertainment and restaurants. Traveling at speeds of 230km/h, Railjet trains can you to surrounding countries such as Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic or Switzerland in a matter of hours.

Eurocity (EC) und Intercity (IC)

Both these trains assist the railjet train, and both operate routes outside of Austria. They travel at around 200km/h. The Eurocity has an onboard resturant where as the Intercity does not. However, the Intervity has separate ladies' compartment. As well as a breast-feeding compartment, and compartment for toddlers.


  • The Intercity-Express (IC/E) trains run on the Austrian Route to Germany via Passau
  • They travel at 230 km/h
  • Modern, clean

Regional Trains

  • Several different types of trains that run through cities and to smaller towns, these include: the Cityjet, Talent, Desiro, Bi-level Push pull train, Cityshuttle, eletric railcar 4020.
  • These trains are slower and stop more frequently than the highspeed trains.
  • Amenities vary from train-to-train

ÖBB: Frequently Asked Questions

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