Train travel from Zurich airport to innsbruck
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Dec 6, 2012 10:57 AM Last Post By: keln
Dec 5, 2012 5:29 AM
Train travel from Zurich airport to innsbruckHello there,
We are a family of 2 adults and a 12 yr old. I am looking for the cheapest way to buy a train ticket from Zurich airport to innsbruck.
We will be continuing train travel I in Austria for about a week. Then onward to prague, Munich and back to Zurich. This is during the christmas holidays.
Are there any passes I can by on the spot in Zurich before we make our first rail trip. Or special family fares?
Dec 5, 2012 6:15 AM
1Point to point tickets, bought in advance might be of great savings. Think about it first, before considering buying a country pass. Just check at www.oebb.at/en and buy yout (international) tickets in advance. But pay attention: the only "inconvenient" thing ist that if you buy the advanced saver tickets you are forced to take the specific train(s) selected at the buying process. Otherwise you will be considered as a traveller without a ticket.
For tourists from overseas this might be as well a good product:
Edited by: Austrian_NTO
Dec 5, 2012 7:58 AM
2"a 12 yr old" is considered as a child (half fare) by Swiss Federal railways and as an adult in the other 3 countries.
Munich - Zurich is usually cheaper by bus than by train
Cheapest travel to and from Prague: http://www.studentagencybus.com/en/419_419/STUDENT%20AGENCY%20Prague%20-%20Austria
1 EUR= 290.-HUF
Dec 5, 2012 11:43 AM
3So if my first train trip is Zurich - Innsbruck, I should buy it from the swiss rail so my 12 yr old can get kids price?
For Austria - what about this VORTEILScard i have seen on the OBB site. Is that something I have access to.
And can we use it for Innsbruck -Salzburg - Vienna and possibly to Prague???
Dec 6, 2012 2:57 AM
4There are several types of VORTEILSCARDS, which give you 50% discount if you buy the ticket online or at the machine and 45% if you buy it at the counter. There is as well 25% of discount after you cross the border: www.oebb.at/en/Customer_cards/VORTEILScard/index.jsp
Just to inform you that between Vienna and Salzburg a private competitor is as well serving this route: www.westbahn.at/en
You can board Westbahn trains even without having a ticket, buy your ticket on board with cash or card without any penalty fees. The price is 25 Euros, which is the exact price of the Governmental carrier ÖBB with the 50% discount of the Vorteilscard.
Dec 6, 2012 3:39 AM
Dec 6, 2012 6:01 AM
6Let me just tell you the price of an advanced ticket from Zurich to Innsbruck for you both: 38 Euros in 2nd class and 58 Euros in 1st
And now calculate if any other option (including the purchase of a VorteilsCard) is more convenient.
Dec 6, 2012 10:57 AM
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