Along with the national operator ÖBB, WESTbahn is one of Austria’s leading train company for long-distance routes. Founded in 2011, WESTbahn connected Vienna, Salzburg and either Munich or Innsbruck. WESTbahn combines low prices with first-class service and excellent quality. On board, you can expect friendly staff and comfortable, well-equipped trains.

WESTbahn timetable

The WESTbahn service departs from Vienna Westbahnhof and Vienna Hütteldorf station and passes through St. Pölten, Amstetten, Linz, Wels, Attnang-Puchheim and Vöcklabruck before arriving in Salzburg. Since April 2022, the service has continued through Rosenheim and Munich East to Munich Central Station. In December 2022, the route via Kufstein and Wörgl to Innsbruck was added to the timetable.

On average, WESTbahn trains can cover the 186-mile journey between Vienna and Salzburg in just under 2 hours. From Vienna to Munich, the journey time is less than 4 hours and lastly, you can get from Vienna to Innsbruck in around 4 hours and 15 minutes.

WESTbahn train tickets

There are different types of WESTbahn tickets you can choose from. Keep reading for more details.

Useful Information about WESTbahn trains

Free WiFi 

Passengers who want to work during their travel time can connect to the free WiFi. WESTbahn offer their own wireless network for surfing: WESTlan. After a short login, you can surf the Internet with your smartphone, tablet or laptop. 


WESTbahn trains are equipped with toilets. The train’s three middle carriages have separate toilets for men and women. In the wheelchair-accessible carriage, passengers will find a wheelchair-accessible toilet.


Thanks to the low-floor design, the trains of the WESTbahn are barrier-free. Stepless entry is guaranteed by the sliding step, which closes the gap between the train and the edge of the platform when the doors are opened. Wheelchair users or parents with prams can easily get on and off. Wheelchair spaces can be reserved separately in the wheelchair-accessible carriage.


Travelling with your pet costs €2* per animal. Animals transported in containers travel free. However, if the animal occupies or blocks a seat, the full fare is payable. Dog owners are also required to wear a lead and muzzle. 

WESTbahn popular routes

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Frequently asked questions about WESTbahn

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Learn more about Austrian train travel

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