Westbahn (Austria)

The exterior of a Westbahn train The exterior of a Westbahn train

The exterior of a Westbahn train

All Westbahn trains have lower and upper decks.

However, when booking standard tariff tickets, your seat(s) will be assigned, and you cannot change those you have been allocated, so you will be seated automatically on the lower or upper decks.


Westbahn trains have an on board café which equipped with vending machines which sell hot/cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks and salads.

You can either take these back to your seat, or consume them on the seats in the cafe area.

If you travel Westbahn Plus, the equivalent of 1st class, you won't have to visit the cafe car, as all items which can be purchased there are available as an at-seat service.

If the train isn't too busy, this at-seat service MAY also be provided in 2nd class.


If you want to take a non-folding bike on board a Westbahn train you can either, reserve a space prior to boarding for €5, or board without reserving and IF space is available you can pay €10 to stow your bike.

Other useful links:

Our guide to Railjet trains - which compete with Westbahn trains on the Wien/Vienna ↔ Salzburg route.

An intro to train travel in Austria

International train routes to/from Austria

Travelling on European daytime trains

Travelling on European overnight trains

Bistro (Hot Food)
Bar (Cold Food)
Double Deck
High Speed
First Class
Westbahn Plus
Second Class

Rail passes and reservations

Close this info panel  

Other features

Close this info panel  


Close this info panel