Innsbruck to Schladming by train

How to take the rail journey from Innsbruck to Schladming

There are closer resort towns to Innsbruck than Schladming, but a tick in the box is that there is no need to connect into a bus to complete the journey, because the station is right by the town centre.



From Innsbruck Hbf to Schladming

Journey Summary

Travel Time
3hr 30 min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Graz

All trains also call at: Radstadt and Seltzhal

The base station of the lifts up to the Planai mountain is under 10 mins walk from Schladming rail station.
Turn right when you reach the road on the other side of the car park in front of the station and cross the wooden bridge, which you'll see on the left.

2 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

If you want to take either of these direct trains, look for the trains that are usually scheduled to depart from Innsbruck at 08:21 and 12:21.

Reservations are optional, but they're recommended for this journey, particularly if you will be travelling on Friday - Sunday during the winter sports season or at the height of summer.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
OBB from €14

OBB Guide

OBB is the national rail operator and its booking service offers journeys by express trains within Austria, as well as international journeys which don't involve making a connection outside of Austria.

It pays off to book online, as the discounted 'Sparscheine' tickets are only ever made available on the website, and when making international journeys to and from Austria, these Sparscheine tickets tend to be cheaper.
OBB can offer particularly good value for money when travelling with children on international rail journeys, but something to watch out for when travelling between Austria and Germany on daytime trains, is that reservations are an optional extra; but if you book 1st class tickets with the Germany railways website DB, the reservations are complimentary.

OBB often takes a unique approach to its booking path, but a key thing to keep in mind is that the first price you will see for any journey is that of a Second Class seat.
The costs of upgrading to first class, a reservation, or a sleeping cabin etc, is then added to this price.

Trainline from €14

Trainline Guide

Omio from €14

Omio Guide

Omio is an online ticket agency which offers tickets for rail journeys in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

The three key advantages of using Omio are

  • it offers prices in multiple currencies
  • it usually offers price comparison with other modes of travel including flights and buses
  • when visiting Europe, you can book journeys in multiple countries in one transaction.

The disadvantage of booking with Omio is that it often adds a booking fee to the final price; therefore when it does so without offering a price advantage, SMTJ doesn't tend to offer Omio as a booking option.

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)

Good to Know

The train which is usually scheduled to depart from Innsbruck at 12:21 is the 'Transalpin' EC express which will be heading to Graz from Zurich.
This train includes a special observation car within is formation, which can be accessed by holders of 1st class tickets or rail passes, without the need to pay a surcharge.

This will be a fabulous journey from Innsbruck to Schladming, for pretty much the entire trip, the train will be travelling through Alpine Valleys.

Though you'll have to our word for it, the lack of images is due to the fact on the most recent occasion we planned to make this trip, the weather was atrocious.

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