Bicycle routes - Austria - Train + Bike
Train + Bike Service in Austria
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Train and bike service in Austria is very widespread and of high quality. All the trains are operated by the ÖBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen = Austrian Federal Railways).

In Austria bike transport is provided on most of the regional trains (Regiobiking costs 5 €, valid for the day of issue) and on many Intercity trains (Intercity biking costs 10 €). It is not provided on the Railjet trains, the fastest trains and equivalent to the frecce [arrow trains] of Trenitalia.

The service functions more or less as in Italy, the traveler is required to carry on and carry off one’s own bike; bikes are hung vertically from hooks, or placed horizontally along a row of folding seats to which the bike is supported and fastened.

Tickets for bikes can be purchased at the ticket counter, at self-service machines and online in an easy-to-understand manner.

International connections are not that abundant in particular with Italy where there are only these possibilities:

  1. ÖBB trains from Venice to Vienna: two diurnal and one nocturnal; the two diurnal trains have place for bicyles.
  2. Verona-Munich ES trains changing at Innsbruck;
  3. MiCoTra Udine-Villach trains, operated jointly by ÖBB, Ferrovia Udine Cividale, and the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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