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Train types in Austria

Train types in Austria

  • S (S-Bahn/Schnellbahn) – commuter trains offered in several regions and suburban areas
  • RSB (Regio S-Bahn) – an express version of the S-Bahn making limited stops
  • R (Regionalzug) – slow local trains, stops everywhere
  • REX (Regionalexpress) – fast regional trains, stop at more significant stations
  • IC (InterCity) – long-distance trains connecting major towns and cities.
  • EC (EuroCity) – international long-distance trains
  • ICE (InterCityExpress) – German high-speed trains
  • RJ (Railjet) – Austria's home-grown high-speed trains
  • On suburban and regional trains there is normally only second class. On ICE, IC and EC trains is second class, which has sufficently roomy plush seats, and also first class which is more private and with even roomier leather seats. The RailJet offers three classes Economy which is akin to second class and where 2nd class tickets are valid, First Class features roomier leather seats and services like a welcome drink, Premium Class is yet fancier with more at your seat services.

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