If you’re after ÖBB First Class tickets, look no further. As the national train operator in Austria, you can expect the best from ÖBB wherever you travel with them. 

At Trainline, we’ll show you what exactly is on offer, from luxurious seats to complimentary meals and much more. Don’t be put off by the thought of paying more than you would in Standard either, as there are ways to find cheap First Class train tickets too! Read on for a complete guide to travelling First Class with ÖBB.

What do you get in First Class on ÖBB trains?

Whether you’re heading to Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck or elsewhere in Austria, if you want to travel there in style, ÖBB First Class is the one for you. To simplify the three different classes that ÖBB offer on their trains, we’ve broken down the amenities that each one offers.

First Class vs Business Class on ÖBB Railjet trains

 Standard ClassFirst ClassBusiness Class
Luggage space
Reclining seatsX
Extra legroomX
Power socketsX
Wider tablesX
Private cabinXX
Leather seatsXX
Welcome drinkXX


Find out more about First v Second Class on European trains.

ÖBB First Class food




Although ÖBB don't offer complimentary food and drink as part of their First Class or Business Class tickets, staff will be on hand to take your order from the restaurant menu and serve your meal to you at your seat. 

If you're travelling in Business Class, a complimentary welcome drink of wine or fruit juice is included as part of your ticket.



ÖBB First Class lounges

ÖBB have a number of First Class lounges in Austria that you can relax in before and after your train journey with a First Class ticket. Use these modern, comfortable spaces for work, enjoying a hot drink or just chilling out, with WiFi and phone chargers available in all.

ÖBB First Class lounges can be found at the following stations:

  • Vienna Central
  • Vienna Meidling
  • Linz Central
  • Salzburg Central
  • Innsbruck Central
  • Graz Central
  • Klagenfurt Central

ÖBB First Class seating plan

You’ll normally find one or two First Class carriages on ÖBB trains, with more First Class seats and a smaller amount of Business Class seats.

First Class seating plan

The seats are more spaced out than in Standard Class, although they follow the same arrangement on either sitting at a table of four or two seats next to each other. The extra option in First Class are single seats with their own table, perfect for solo travellers who want their own space, or single seats facing each other, as an additional option for two people travelling together.

Business Class seating plan

Business Class seats are situated within their own cabins, for maximum privacy and comfort. You can either sit in a cabin of 3 or 4 seats, with single seats also available.

Popular First Class routes

Check out our guides to travelling Premium Class on some of ÖBB's most popular routes.

Vienna to Innsbruck

Departs from

Vienna Meidling

Arrives into

Innsbruck Central

Fastest time

4h 13m

First Class lounge

Vienna and Innsbruck


Find out more about travelling from Vienna to Innsbruck by train.

Salzburg to Linz

Departs from

Salzburg Central

Arrives into

Linz Central

Fastest time

1h 6m

First Class lounge

Salzburg and Linz


Find out more about taking the train from Salzburg to Linz.

Graz to Vienna

Departs from

Graz Central

Arrives into

Vienna Meidling

Fastest time

2h 35m

First Class lounge

Graz and Vienna


Learn more about travelling by train from Graz to Vienna.

How to get cheap ÖBB First Class tickets

There are different ways you can get cheap ÖBB First Class train tickets without having to pay over the odds. Our top tips for saving money on First Class train tickets are:

Buy in advance

ÖBB tickets (and train tickets in Europe in general) are usually at their cheapest price when they first go on sale, normally around three to six months before the date of travel.

Travel Off-Peak

Train tickets tend to be more expensive during rush hour (mornings and early evenings Monday to Friday). If you can, be sure to look for tickets outside of these times to see if you can snap up a lower price.

Look out for train deals

There’s a wide range of train deals and discounts in Europe that can help you save money on your journey. Deals can vary based on the country and train company, but if you’re travelling with children, in a group, or fall into a certain age category, you can benefit from discounted ticket prices.

Good to know (FAQs)

What is included in ÖBB First Class?

As well as more spacious and comfortable seating, First Class tickets on ÖBB trains include lounge access at the station (where available), at-seat dining and individual power sockets.

Are food and drinks included when you travel First Class with ÖBB?

No, the cost of food and drink is not covered with a First Class or Business Class ticket, you can, however, order from the onboard restaurant and you'll be served at your seat.

Do I get access to ÖBB’s First Class lounge?

You can use ÖBB’s First Class lounge if you hold a valid First Class train ticket and there’s a lounge available at either your departure or arrival station.

Find out more about ÖBB and travel in Europe

So, now you know all about what ÖBB’s First Class has to offer, whether you’re ready to book, or want to find out more about train travel in Europe, we’re here to help.

Start a search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or check out some of our guides to travelling with ÖBB, where they can take you, and train travel around Europe in general.

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