ICE – Austria

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  • Description
    Modern, safe and comfortable: the ÖBB Intercity-Express (ICE) is our second high-speed train in addition to the Railjet. On long-distance routes, it reaches a top speed of 230 kilometres per hour.


    The Intercity-Express awaits passengers with air-conditioned open cars with comfortable seats and modern equipment. Each double or single seat is equipped with electrical outlets, the seats in 1st class also include reading lamps. An on-board restaurant offers food and beverages. For women travelling alone, the Intercity-Express offers a separate ladies’ compartment. In addition to this, there is a breast-feeding compartment, as well as a special compartment for toddlers.


    ÖBB Intercity-Express trains are currently in operation within our Austrian route network, as well as on international routes.

    Facts on the ÖBB Intercity-Express

    Maximum speed: 230 km/h
    Number of seats: seating capacity for 381 persons
    Comfort categories: 1st class, 2nd class
    On-board restaurant: Yes
    Bicycle spaces: No
    Barrier-free: Yes

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    When to Book:

    Booking opens from 120 to 90 days before departure. Purchases can be made up to time of departure by ordering if e-tickets that you can print out yourself are available.

    How to easily and safely book your tickets:

    Tickets can be purchased before departure: at ticket machines, at the ticket counter at a station, as a "Handy-Ticket" using your mobile phone or as an online ticket via the 'Book Now' button on BonjourLaFrance.

    If it is not possible to purchase a ticket at the boarding station (e.g. because there are no ticket machines available or working) a ticket must be purchased immediately after boarding either at the ticket machine on the train (at one end of the train), or by seeking out the train crew to purchase a ticket, as soon as you are able to.

    Where to Book your Tickets and Reservations:

    Click your country link 90 days before you travel for the most savings and peace of mind. To book a train pick your country of reference below. Buy all your Tickets online. CLICK on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.

    France and European City to City Train Tickets:

    Train travel offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays, and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside. USA > UK > Argentina > Australia > Belgium-Fr > Belgium-Nl > Brazil > Canada > France > France Promotions > France Groups 10-30 people > GCC Countries > Germany > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Italy > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > Netherlands > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Spain > Switzerland-Fr > Switzerland-De > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡

    Train Passes:

    If you are traveling by train on 5 different days or more in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point' tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options. For European citizens use the point-to-point links above, the Rail Pass access is on the same page. USA > Argentina > Australia > Brazil > Canada > GCC Countries > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡

    Service Levels:

    The Intercity-Express (ICE) is the fastest and most comfortable way to travel on the Austrian and European network, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, and new standards of excellence.

    Mobility Access:

    In 2nd class on ICE trains for passengers with reduced mobility there are one or more locations for wheelchairs. You can travel in comfort with your wheelchair. They are positioned alongside spacious toilets specially equipped for wheelchair passengers.
    Check for one of these locations when you make your booking. There are changing stations for families with young children


    Take everything along that you need - or simply send your luggage ahead of time with Haus-Haus-Gepäck Plus. With therail courier package, we transport your parcels 365 days a year. And at many train stations, lockers are available to store your luggage.

    Lost Property:

    ÖBB is happy to assist you in finding lost objects. Naturally, our search will extend to all areas of the Austrian Federal Railways, however, we recommend you to also contact the next police station, if you have lost any valuables. If you have lost or found something, simply contact one of the Lost + Found Service Centres in Austria. Either personally, by email or phone.

    Mungos has got 6 lost + found offices in Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Villach, Bruck an der Mur and Innsbruck. For enquiries please call our lost + found hotline on +43 1 93000-22 2 22 from Monday to Thursday from 07:30 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:30 as well as Fridays from 07:30 to 13:30. Found items can be picked up at our offices during the above office hours, or we can send you your property by mail within Austria (freight forward).

    Food Service:

    There is a bord bistro and/or on-board restaurant on all ICE trains. Depending on the time of the day, you can choose from various breakfast menus to suit any taste or from à la carte main dishes. In addition to the standard dishes, the menu often features European regional specialities.

    The Bordbistro serves snacks and a wide selection of beverages which you can consume there or take back to your seat. In 1st class coaches a selection of beverages and meals from our menus can be served at your seat on request. Snacks and beverages are also available at your seat in 2nd class.


    It is possible to travel with your cat or dog on most ÖBB trains. Note the following rules for the transport of live animals:
    Small and harmless animals can be taken along free of charge in suitable transport containers. If you take an animal along which cannot be transported as hand luggage in a transport container, you will have to pay a fare for your pet. Assistance dogs registered in a certificate of disability can travel along on the train for free.

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