Austria Intl. Night Trains

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


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 !

Practical information

There are no check-in procedures for this train, however, it’s best to arrive at the train station at least 10 minutes prior to your train’s scheduled departure time. This is important especially if you are unfamiliar with the station, it will allow you time fo locate the train departure board, your departing track, and your seat on-board.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Booking :
  • 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

Services & amenities offered by Austria International night trains
Second classSecond 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 ?

  • Q. Can I request preferences for assigning my seat, such as a forward facing seat, a window, or an aisle ?

  • Q. Are all products eligible for Rail Protection Plan™ coverage ?

  • Q. How much luggage can I take on the train ?

  • Q. How do I contact you while I’m in Europe ?

  • Q. What should I do if my train ticket is lost or stolen ?

  • Q. Should I buy my rail pass or train ticket before I leave for Europe ?

  • Q. Do I need to do anything with my rail pass before boarding the train ?

  • Q. Are there luggage handling services at the station for groups ?

  • Q. I’ve booked a print at home e-ticket. What do I need to do before getting on board the train ?

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