The emergency award of the Ministry of Climate Protection for the joint transport of WESTbahn and ÖBB including mutual ticket recognition has been prolonged until July 4, 2021.
The following points apply to the extension of the emergency PSO:
- In the joint timetable with ÖBB, WESTbahn runs 9 daily trains per direction. These trains depart from Wien Westbahnhof at minute 36 or 42. They stop in Vienna Meidling, Tullnerfeld, St. Pölten, Amstetten, St. Valentin, Linz, Wels, Attnang-Puchheim, Vöcklabruck and Neumarkt am Wallersee on their way to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. Vienna Hütteldorf is omitted as a stop. The journey time is longer due to the changed routing.
- As an extension to this, there are up to 3 daily WESTbahn trains (except on Saturdays) in each direction with the usual stop pattern and journey time from Vienna Westbahnhof via Vienna Hütteldorf (and without stopping at the above-mentioned three additional stations) to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof.
- Due to the different routing, there may be a rotation of the car order.
All valid VOR, OÖVV and SVV tickets will be accepted in WESTbahn trains until 4 July 2021. The mutual ticket acceptance of WESTbahn and ÖBB will also apply until then.
You can therefore also use your WESTbahn ticket in the following ÖBB trains: In long-distance trains (Railjet, Railjet Xpress, ICE, D as well as IC [except IC 94 and IC 95]) between Vienna and Salzburg, in CJX trains between Vienna Westbahnhof and Amstetten as well as in the S80 between Vienna Hütteldorf and Vienna Meidling.
During the emergency PSO, promotional fares are not available from either company.
Please note: Passengers aged 14 and over must wear an FFP2 mask during the entire train journey. Children from 6 years of age can alternatively wear a mouth-nose protection.
See you soon!