Recently our editor in chief Michael McHugh travelled to Austria and experienced the country’s railway. You can experience the best of Austria by train, from Salzburg and Graz to Vienna and Arlberg. If you aren’t sure about travelling by rail, here are 5 reasons you should consider it.
Benefits of rail travel in Austria:
Views: probably the biggest benefit of travelling by rail in Austria is you are able to take in the stunning scenery. Rather than having to focus on the road, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the landscape whizzing past.
Flexibility: There are multiple daily services with a range of routes and departure times, meaning you can tailor your trip to your needs.
Time saver: Trains are an efficient way to get around Austria, meaning you can pack more into your trip.
Comfort: spacious carriages with large seats and plenty of luggage space make rail travel is a breeze. Plus, there are power sockets and wifi to keep you occupied when window-gazing grows tiresome.
Central stops: Most train stations are located in the heart of Austria’s biggest cities, meaning you can hop right off and into the fray.