How to travel from Salzburg to Graz by train

Salzburg to Graz by train

How to take the lovely rail journey from Salzburg to Graz

When looking up a journey by train from Salzburg to Graz, most of the journey options will involve making a connection between Railjet trains in Wien, but there are direct trains available.



From Salzburg Hbf to Graz Hbf

Travel Information

Final Destination: Graz

All trains also call at: Schladming; Radstadt; Seltzhal, and Leoben (connect for Bruck an der Mur)

5 X trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

The discounted tickets are the 'Sparscheine' tickets and they can be booked online up until the day of departure, but they can't be booked at stations, so booking last minute at the station is always more expensive.

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.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
OBB from €19

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 €19

Trainline Guide

Trainline from €19

Trainline Guide

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)River views

Good to Know

Trust us, despite the lack of images, this is one of Austria's most scenic long distance train journeys.

As the train heads south from Salzburg to Bischofshofen, it travels through a spectacular river valley.
Then from Bischofshofen, virtually all the way to Leoben the train travels through a series of alpine valleys, with mountain views from both sides of the train.

Why don't we have any images? Well on our most recent travel itinerary, we travelled to Austria mainly so that we could take this journey, but a storm blew in on the day, so there was nothing to see except rain drops.

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