Salzburg to St. Anton by train

How to take the rail journey from Salzburg to St Anton

Accessing St. Anton by train is typically an exceptionally easy and comfortable journey from Salzburg, because St. Anton is the only resort town where the smart Railjet trains regularly call.



From Salzburg Hbf to St.Anton am Arlberg

Journey Summary

St. Anton
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St.Anton am Arlberg
Travel Time
2hr 59min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Bregenz or Zurich

All trains also call at: Innsbruck

7 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

Take care when looking up these journeys online. Cut and paste the spelling of St.Anton on to the 'To'  box on OBB's ticket booking service, it can't find St Anton or St. Anton.

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.

Trains departing at different times can also 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 - YesMountain views

Good to Know

Listen out for the announcements, or keep an eye on the info screens on the train, because the approach to St.Anton station is in a tunnel, so you won't be aware of the train slowing down.

Heading west from Innsbruck towards Landeck Heading west from Innsbruck towards Landeck
The view as the train ascends after Landeck station The view as the train ascends after Landeck station
Glimpses of the Arlberg Pass scenery between tunnels Glimpses of the Arlberg Pass scenery between tunnels

Now that the Railjets spend most of the part of the journey between Worgl and Innsbruck in tunnels, the most scenic part of the journey is after Innsbruck.

The highlight of this particular journey is the ascent up to the Arlberg Pass, after the train departs from Landeck.

But the most spectacular views of The Arlberg Pass can only be seen, in this direction, from trains once they have continued beyond St.Anton.

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