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1. Posted by Kris and Kayla (Budding Member 13 posts) 1y

Hi all,

I'm after some advice about trains in Europe. We're headed to Austria and have booked our accom and activities but need to get from Salzburg to Innsbruck and then after that from Innsbruck to Frankfurt for the beginning of our tour.

The trains seem very expensive and was just wondering if there's an alternative that I don't know about, or a better way. Flying is far too expensive between these places and we can't change the places either as everything is planned and booked.

Thanks in advance - any advice or suggestions very welcome!

2. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 559 posts) 1y

You can get discounted fares on both Austrian and German railroads. For example, the discounted SparSchiene fare from Salzburg to Innsbruck is 14 euros instead of the standard fare of 44.9 euros.

There are different fares from Innsbruck to Frankfurt, depending on the train. But generally you can get a discounted fare of 49 euros vs. the standard fare of 126 euros. A seat reservation costs 3 euros. German railways charges 59 euros for the same trip.

You can buy tickets online with your credit card. The Web site for Austrian railways is: The Web site for German railways is I've bought tickets before on both Web sites, including two tickets this week with OBB using my U.S. credit card. Hope this helps.

3. Posted by Kris and Kayla (Budding Member 13 posts) 1y

Thanks a million!! That's a huge help

4. Posted by ParisWat (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y

Lots of english speaking like - seems it works perfectly fine for France/ maybe elsewhere.

5. Posted by Kris and Kayla (Budding Member 13 posts) 1y

Thanks guys. Just booked our train journeys! Yay :)

6. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 559 posts) 1y

Kris and Kayla, you'll have a grand time. Enjoy!