This is one of Europe's most scenic city to city railway journeys, so if you will be travelling from Bavaria to the lake shore resorts on lovely Wörthersee, taking the train is definitely the way to go.
Final Destination: Klagenfurt
These trains also call at: Bad Gastein and Villach (take the 08:16 train and connect in Villach for Ljubljana and Zagreb) and at these Wörthersee resort towns:
Velden am Worther see
Portschach am Worther see
Krumpendorf am Worther see
4 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
On the DB booking site look for journeys that have:
Use the earlier/later buttons* to search for the cheapest ticket prices.
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
*As there can be gaps of more than three hours between the departures of these trains, you may need to search through the departures on the booking sites to find them.
Book 1st class ticket journey tickets on DB and your seat reservation is included - but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €27.90|
|Happy rail||from €27.90|
The first train of the day is now a Railjet.
The coaches to Klagenfurt on the EC trains can be joined to coaches heading to Zagreb ; the train separates at Villach.
So when boarding check that you will be in the part of the train heading to Klagenfurt.
Don't be overly concerned about this, the conductor will verify that you're sat in the correct part of the train when they inspect your ticket.
This is one of Europe's most stunning railway journeys undertaken by express trains.
The best of the views are from the right of the train (when facing the direction of travel); though the approach to Bad Gastein is best seen from the left.
The highlight of the journey is the stretch between Bad Gastein and Villach.
Views over a lake can also be seen from the right of the train between Villach and Klagenfurt (the video was taken from a train heading south from Klagenfurt).
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