Don't be put off by the distance, few lengthy railway journeys are as fabulous as this, and the direct trains ensure it is as simple as can be too.
Final Destination: Klagenfurt
These direct trains are usually scheduled to depart daily from Frankfurt (Main) at 08:20 and 14:20.
2 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for these direct EC (IC) trains - though it can be cheaper to book this journey, if you're happy to change trains.
If you want to take these direct trains they're usually* scheduled to depart daily from Frankfurt (Main) at 08:20 and 14:20, so target those departure times when loooking up this journey.
*Though due to the length of the journey, these trains can be particularly susceptible to having their scheduled altered due to works on the line.
Reservations are highly recommended for this journey - book a 1st class ticket and your seat will be assigned, but not if you book 2nd class tickets or willl be be travelling with a rail pass.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €35.90|
The train will reverse direction on departure from Munchen Hbf
This is a stunning journey, so it can pay off to take the first train of the day!
Highlights include passing Geislingen between Stuttgart and Ulm, the descent into Villach...
....and the lake views between Villach and Klagenfurt.
All of these picks of the views, which can be seen after Bad Gastein, are from the right of the train; when facing the direction of travel.
Though the ascent up to Bad Gastein station can be best appreciated on the left.
So this can also be a journey where travelling 1st class can pay off, as you'll have more freedom to move from one side of the train to the other, to make the most of the trip.
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