A city break on two wheels is very relaxing, especially if the journey begins on the train and you can lean back. Whether you’re out with a normal bicycle, Citybike, or mountain bike, the Austrian train services offer all travellers the chance to take their one-track means of transport along with them.
Bike travel: Travelling by train
Your confirmation of reservation contains information about the carriage where your booked/reserved bike space is. To ensure that you have enough time to be able to load your bike, you should then arrive at the platform at least 10 minutes before the train departs.
On long-distance trains, there are usually bicycle hooks for securing your bikes. On local transport, the bikes have to be placed in the designated areas and secured with safety loops. E-bike owners please note: There are no charging stations in the carriages. The plug sockets available are only suitable for small devices.
Costs and making reservations for bicycles
Taking your bike with you on the train costs 10% of the 2nd class ticket (the standard ticket price) with the ÖBB. On long-distance trains, bicycle stands are in high demand. Therefore, when travelling on a Railjet,
Intercity, Eurocity/Euronight or Nightjet train, please be sure to reserve a place in good time. With selected Intercity and Eurocity trains, there is also the opportunity to take along tandems, recumbent bikes, or bicycle trailers with a reservation in the luggage compartment.
Booking or reserving bicycle tickets:
– at the ÖBB ticket machines
– online at tickets.oebb.at
– via the ÖBB app
– by telephone under 05 1717
TIP: Tickets can be booked up to 6 months in advance!
For the regional S-Bahn, Regional- and Regional Express trains, no reservation is necessary.
Cycling through Vienna
In order to keep your own bicycle safe, some hotels have their own bicycle garages or racks in their inner courtyards. Please consider these when booking your hotel and selecting an appropriate accommodation.
In addition to the many cycle paths through the city, there also themed paths offered, which lead straight through the city. Those who would prefer to cycle along the rivers and the Danube can orientate themselves around these cycle path routes.
If you do not bring your bike along, the city also offers Citybikes as a means of public transport so that you can cover journeys from A to B within the entire city.