Fast, cheap travel between Germany and Austria

From EUR 23.99 directly to Austria, e.g. from Munich to Vienna.
From EUR 33.99 via the Czech Republic to Austria, e.g. from Berlin via Prague to Vienna.

Cows in Austrian Alps


  • Over 40 direct services every day, even through the Alps!
  • Children up to 14 years of age travel free of charge in many cases with an accompanying person who is at least 15 years of age
  • 25% discount on the German part of the route with BahnCard 25/50/100 (excluding City-Ticket)
  • Tickets are available up to six months in advance
From EUR 23.99

From 01/06/24 - 01/09/24, reservations are compulsory on many cross-border connections to and from Germany. A seat reservation is usually already included when purchasing a ticket for this period. You can find more information in the FAQ.

Frequently asked questions about the saver fare Europe Austria

25% discount on the German part of the route with a BahnCard 25/50/100. The BahnCard 100 discount does not apply to the saver fare Europe France.

  • Children up to 5 years of age always travel free of charge and do not need to be indicated when booking
  • Children aged 6-14 travel free of charge when accompanied by a person aged 15 or over. However, they must be indicated in the booking. The ticket holder can bring up to four children per ticket.
  • Exception: When using a City-Ticket, children aged 6-14 pay the children's fare for a single journey in the respective transport association.

  • Children up to the age of 5 always travel free of charge.
  • Children up to the age of 5 may only travel in Austria if accompanied.
  • Children aged 6-14 pay half the adult fare.

You can book tickets up to six months before you travel until shortly before a train is due to depart. Please observe the timetable changeovers in June and December.

The City-Ticket is only available for the 130 participating towns and cities in Germany. City-Tickets are not issued for towns and cities in other European countries.  
Therefore, always indicate the specific departure or destination stop in Germany when booking a saver fare Europe or super saver fare Europe ticket. The City-Ticket for flexible travel to and from the long-distance service is included in the total ticket price if the following conditions are met: 

  • The departure or destination stop is in one of the 130 City-Ticket towns and cities 
  • Your booking includes a journey to or from the long-distance service within the City-Ticket area using local transport 

If you indicate in your booking enquiry that you only need long-distance trains (ICE, IC, EC, e.g. from Cologne Main Station to Amsterdam) and do not require a transfer within the City-Ticket area using local transport, the ticket will be issued without a City-Ticket.

  • Cancellation is possible for a fee of EUR 10 up to one day before the first day of validity. The refund is issued as a voucher.
  • Cancellation is no longer possible from the first day of validity.

Instant cancellation

You can cancel your digital ticket free of charge within a period of 12 hours (720 minutes) after purchase regardless of the specific offer's terms and conditions. Payment will be refunded in full.

With the European Football Championship 2024 in Germany, we are expecting exceptionally high demand for international connections.

By extending the reservation requirement, which already exists on some international runs on a seasonal or year-round basis, we are offering you a reliable and comfortable journey.

Die Reservierungspflicht gilt ganzjährig für Reisen zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich sowie zwischen Deutschland und Polen.

Darüber hinaus gibt es für viele internationale Reisen eine saisonale Reservierungspflicht vom 1. Juni bis 1. September 2024, in die Schweiz über den Grenzübergang Lindau-Reutin ist diese verlängert bis einschließlich 5. Oktober 2024.

No, the reservation requirement only applies to cross-border journeys. There is no obligation to make a reservation within Germany.

Yes, a seat reservation is always required for trains that require a reservation. You can subsequently submit your unused seat reservation to the Passenger Rights Service Centre or to a DB sales outlet for a refund. Further information can be found at

No, as part of the reservation obligation, seat reservation is included in the ticket free of charge if a ticket is booked at the same time. Only if a reservation is subsequently booked is this subject to a charge.