Austria Intl. Night Trains
Austrian International Night Trains : the preferred way to travel between Austria and popular central European cities.
- Vienna - Venice: 11:25
- Book up to 90 days in advance
- Night trains
- Secure cabins with cozy berths
- Save on accommodation
Austria Intl. Night Trains
The night train is one of the most romantic European travel fantasies : going to sleep in one country, waking up in another, all with the soothing sounds of the train gliding through quiet little towns along the way.
Austrian International Night Trains are operated by OBB, the Austrian national railway company. Travelers can choose between a variety of routes : Vienna to Venice, Vienna to Milan, Salzburg to Venice, Vienna to Zurich, and more.
And the choices don’t end there : depending on the specific route, travelers can take their pick of sleeper car accommodations.
Deluxe sleeper cars include a bed, table, chairs, and bathroom, plus breakfast before you head out to explore your arrival city.
Standard sleeper cars are available with 1-4 beds and a washbasin, and these cars also include breakfast as well.
Couchettes are available for second class travelers in 4-6 bed varieties, with a shared bathroom in the train car, and there are also reclining seats for travelers who would prefer not to book a sleeping compartment.
All travelers have access to the restaurant car, and tickets can be booked up to 90 days in advance. Tickets are issued in a paper format, to be shown to the train conductor along with your passport once you board the train.
Travelers will be able to see which specific accommodations are available for the route they want to travel when they are booking their tickets online – not all accommodation types are available for all routes.
Check the European night train experience off your bucket list with one of these iconic train routes – bon voyage and sweet dreams !
|Rome||Bruck An Der Mur||11:35||$106|
|Venice||Bruck An Der Mur||05:09||$70|
|Milan||Bruck An Der Mur||09:04||$94|
Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.
- Austria Intl. Night Trains tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
- Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
- Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
A class apart
Classes of service
|Second class||Second class||First class||First class|
|Rail Carrier DesignationClass of service for the Rail Carrier, as you might see on your ticket.||2nd class seats||Couchettes||Sleeper||Deluxe|
|Sleeper cars Relax in the comfort of a double-deck sleeper car to Zurich and Bregenz.|
|1-bed cabin Travel in the privacy of a 1-bed cabin complete with table and chairs.|
|Bathroom Total convenience to freshen up as you wish during your journey, or use the toilet.|
|Breakfast Fuel your body for sightseeing upon arrival by taking advantage of the most important meal of the day.|
|Snacks and beverages If you’re feeling hungry, treat yourself to something to eat or drink with snacks and drinks available for purchase.|
|1 to 4-bed cabin Enjoy a comfortable journey with up to four travelers in a room.|
|Women-only Cabins Rest soundly in compartments dedicated to women traveling alone.|
|4 to 6-bed cabin Journey from one city to the next in comfort among friends or other travelers.|
|Shared bathroom Access to shared bathroom facilities to freshen up or use the toilet.|
|Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.|
Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. I recently saw a fare on your website that I can’t find anymore. Why ?
A. Just like airfares, train fares fluctuate over time. In most cases, the fare you’re quoted on our website is based on current availability at the time of your request. It’s possible that the fare quoted to you has sold out and become unavailable. However, know that the new fare you see on our website is always the cheapest fare offered, based on current availability.
Q. How early should I arrive at the train station ?
A. We advise travellers to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. This allows you time to clear any security checks and locate the platform where your train will be departing. If you are departing from a larger train station (typically a city’s main station) and need to activate your rail pass prior to boarding, you will want to arrive even earlier to make sure you have enough time to get your rail pass activated and avoid doing a luggage-hauling sprint through the station.
Q. What is the "validity period" of a rail pass ?
A. The validity period of a rail pass is the time period in which you must complete your travels with your rail pass. This period is calculated from the date stamped on the rail pass by the railway official.
With a flexi pass this period is defined as a certain number of calendar months – typically one or two.
With a continuous day pass the validity period equals the number of travel days.
Q. How do I use a Rail Europe Gift Card ?
A. Simply use the Gift Card code that was provided by Rail Europe on your certificate. Enter this code on the delivery page during checkout. Note : the full dollar value of the Gift Card doesn’t need to be used all at once ; you will be sent a new Gift Card code for any remaining balance.
Q. I understand that some of the train stations in Italy now have gates. How do I get to my train ?
A. Some of the high traffic train stations in Italy, such as Milan Centrale, Rome Termini, and Florence Santa Maria Novella stations now have entry/exit gates. Access through these gates is exclusively reserved for ticket holders. It is suggested that you have your print at home or print at the station ticket ready to present upon arriving at these security gates.
Q. Can I bring food and drinks on board ?
A. Of course you can ! Eating and drinking are permitted on all European trains.
You will also have the option to purchase food and drinks if the train you’re traveling on offers food services.
Q. What's the difference between a rail pass and a train ticket ?
A. A rail pass and a train ticket are two completely different types of travel documents.
A train ticket is valid for a single journey between two cities. Many tickets also include a reservation, which mean that they are valid only for a specific train, on a specific date and at a given time. To learn more about tickets, read our article : tickets explained.
A rail pass, on the other hand, is good for travel in an entire geographical area (1 country, 2 countries or more). With it you can take as many train trips as you want within that geographical area, for as many travel days as you purchased, within a set period of time (the pass validity period).
Q. Are there discounts available for rail passes ?
A. Yes, many rail passes offer discounted options. The most common discounts are :
Child discount : Children between 4 -11 years of age usually travel for half the price of the regular adult rate. Most Eurail passes offer free travel for up to two children per adult pass holder.
Youth Discount : If you or anyone in your party is a traveller aged 12 to under 28 years of age on the first date of travel, discounted rates are available for certain rail passes.
Senior Discount : Seniors over the age of 60 are eligible for a discounted rate on certain rail passes.
Saver Discount : Small groups of 2 to 5 people traveling together are eligible for savings of about 15% on certain rail passes.
Group Discount : If you travel in a party of 10 or more, see our special group offers for a more customized travel solution.
Q. Can I book a rail pass and a seat reservation at the same time ?
A. Absolutely, and we encourage it. Once you’ve added the pass you want to your booking, you will be prompted to make seat reservations for trains you wish to travel on. Alternatively, you can visit the homepage and search schedules, just be sure to check the "I have a rail pass" box.
We always recommend buying your reservations before you depart for Europe because high speed and night trains often have a limited number of seats set aside for rail pass holders, and these seats tend to sell out. So the earlier you secure your reservation, the better.
Q. Are there luggage handling services at the station for groups ?
A. Yes, luggage handling is offered at select train stations in Europe. Please contact our group department for more details.