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Exterior view of a train used for IC services in Austria

IC (Austria)

Our guide will tell you the key things you need to know, to make the most of the journey experience.

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At a Glance

Travel Pass Supplement

Rail Pass Reservation Fees
Reservations

Available
Time of Day

Day
Catering

Food services available

Bistro (bar food and take away meals)
Accessibility

Accessing the train

Wheelchair Spaces
Bikes Allowed
Train Specification

Attributes of the train

Has a Conductor
Country

Which country these trains operate in.

Austria
Travel Passes
Eurail
InterRail

On Board

First Class

Perks
Power Socket

The power sockets on this train are compatible with standard E.U. two point plugs.

The travel experience:
The coaches used on IC  trains have comparatively large windows The coaches used on IC trains have comparatively large windows
1st class coach with corridor on an OBB IC train 1st class coach with corridor on an OBB IC train

In 1st class some seats are in compartments (six seats, with two sets of three facing each other) with a door to a side corridor, while other seats are in open plan saloons.

In the seating saloons the seats are arranged 2+1 across the aisle and most seats are at tables, which line up with the comparatively large windows.

Second Class

Perks
Power Socket

The power sockets on this train are compatible with standard E.U. two point plugs.

The travel experience:

In 2nd class virtually all seats are in open plan saloons arranged 2+2 across the aisles.
A mix of table and airline style seats are available.

IC Austria travel guide:

Prior to the introduction of the Railjets these were the first rank express trains in Austria, and they’re beginning to show their age.

However, in common with the older generation of IC trains that can be found across Europe, they’re more spacious than many of the more modern trains being introduced in other countries - you won’t be crammed in airline style.

In recent years Railjets have replaced the IC trains on many of the routes that the two types of train once shared.
As a result there are now no IC trains operating on the main Salzburg - Linz - St Polten - Wien/Vienna route.

Routes:

The main routes on which these trains still operate are:

(1) Graz - Leoben - Stainach Irdning - Radstadt - Bischofshofen - Salzburg
(2) Graz - Leoben - Stainach Irdning - Radstadt - Schwarzach St Veit - Zell am zee - Kitzbuhel - Worgl - Innsbruck

For journeys within Austria, international Eurocity trains which are travelling to/from Austria, can be classified as IC services.

Therefore some of the trains on the Villach - Bad Gastein - Schwarzach St Veit - Bischofshofen - Salzburg route are classed as IC services.

Catering:

There will be a bar/bistro on most IC train services, and when open it will sell comparatively good hot and cold food that isn’t extortionately priced, but don’t overly rely on the full range of items being available.

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