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||$142|
|Venice||Bruck An Der Mur||05:09||$94|
|Milan||Bruck An Der Mur||09:04||$126|
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. Can I ensure that my traveling party will share a compartment on an overnight train ?
A. Our booking system always attempts to book all travellers in the same compartment on overnight trains, as long as you submit your request for your entire traveling party at once.
Our ability to book all travellers in the same compartment ultimately depends on compartment availabilities on the train you’re booking. The earlier you make your reservations, the better the chance that everyone in your travel party will be in the same compartment.
If a compartment can’t be fully filled by the traveling party alone, some trains may need to separate you into gender-specific compartments. Therefore, if you are a traveling party of mixed gender – the way to ensure that you will be traveling together is to make sure that you book a compartment that you fill entirely.
Q. Can I request preferences for assigning my seat, such as a forward facing seat, a window, or an aisle ?
A. You can make a request for seat locations on the train for some trains, the option will be presented to you when you select a specific train ticket fare. Seat selections cannot be guaranteed, but will be taken into consideration when the reservation is completed. If confirming a seat preference is essential, please contact us prior to booking using the Contact Us page.
Q. Are all products eligible for Rail Protection Plan™ coverage ?
A. Rail passes, train tickets, reservations, and select city passes and tours are eligible for Rail Protection Plan™ coverage.
All other categories of products including hotels and select activities are not eligible for coverage at this time. Please read the detailed Rail Protection Plan™ policy for more information.
Q. How much luggage can I take on the train ?
A. Technically, you’re not restricted in terms of luggage. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to carry your bags through the train station and onto the train. Once on board you’ll need to find a place to put your bag(s). Small and medium sized bags typically fit on racks located above the seats. Larger suitcases and such can be stored in luggage racks found near the train door entrance.
Be aware that you are responsible for your luggage. The railways assume no responsibility in case of loss or theft of baggage carried on board.
When traveling on a Eurostar, Thalys, or TGV train, you are limited to two large items per traveller (one large item per child on Eurostar trains), maximum 85cm (33 inches) in any one dimension, plus one small item of hand luggage.
Your bag(s) must be properly labeled with your first and last name. In general, it’s a good idea to keep luggage tags on your baggage for easy identification.
Q. How do I contact you while I’m in Europe ?
A. If you need to contact us while you’re in Europe, you can send us a message by visiting our Contact Us Page.
Q. What should I do if my train ticket is lost or stolen ?
A. If your paper ticket is lost or stolen, you’ll need to purchase a new one in order to travel.
If you purchased the Rail Protection Plan™ and your ticket is covered, you may be eligible for reimbursement if you meet the requirements of this plan, this includes filing a police report within 24 hours of the loss or theft and purchasing replacement train ticket.
Q. Should I buy my rail pass or train ticket before I leave for Europe ?
A. Yes. We find that when traveling abroad, it’s always best to book before you depart from home. That way, you’ll arrive with the proper paper documents in-hand and avoid fully booked trains that can disrupt your travel plans. This is especially important during the summer months when trains in Europe tend to sell out quickly due to increased tourism.
Most trains can be reserved 90-days in advance of the day you’d like to travel. Again, it’s best to reserve as soon as possible to guarantee that you’ll have a seat on board.
Q. Do I need to do anything with my rail pass before boarding the train ?
A. Yes. You will need to visit the ticket window at the train station before boarding your first train to activate your rail pass. A railroad official will enter the first and last day of validity on your rail pass and stamp your rail pass. You will have to show your passport, and the name on your rail pass will need to match it. Then, in case of a flexi-pass, for each day you use your rail pass you will need to enter the date in the designated travel calendar box on your rail pass. If you board a train and have not entered the date, when the conductor comes around to check your travel documents you may be subject to a fine and the payment of full fare ticket that will need to be paid in local currency directly to the conductor. Be sure to read all documentation that accompanies your rail pass prior to departure. The more you know about your rail pass, the more likely you are to avoid issues onboard the train.
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.
Q. I’ve booked a print at home e-ticket. What do I need to do before getting on board the train ?
A. Your print at home e-ticket will be forwarded to you as one of three methods :
- A PDF included as a link on your Rail Europe booking confirmation email
- A unique 6 character e-ticket confirmation code that, along with a photo i.d., is checked when on the train
- Sent via a separate email, in addition to your Rail Europe booking confirmation email, forwarded to you after purchase
Your Rail Europe booking confirmation will clearly indicate which type of print at home e-ticket is affiliated with the train ticket(s) you have purchased.
If you were signed into your account when you booked your print at home e-ticket, you can also find all PDF links in the booking history located in your dashboard, as well as the itinerary tab of our iPhone app or mobile site.
All print at home e-tickets must be printed before arriving at the train station.