If you want to take in winter sport on a day trip from Salzburg then Schladming is an excellent location to head to, as its network of ski lifts to the Planai West resort. are less than a 10 min walk from the station.
Final Destination: Graz
Type of scenery: Mountain
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.
Though you'll usually need to book the 'Sparscheine' tickets at least a couple of days ahead to obtain them at the cheapest possible price.
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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.
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 Schladming 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 raindrops.
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