WESTbahn has been operating between Vienna, St. Pölten, Salzburg and on to Innsbruck, or Rosenheim and Munich since December 2011, making it one of the oldest private providers of long-distance rail passenger services in Europe. After more than a decade, it is impossible to imagine the Austrian rail market without us. Founded in 2008 as part of the rail liberalization in the European Union as the first operating subsidiary of Rail Holding AG, we try to live up to our high quality standards every day on every journey.
What we stand for
WESTbahn places the highest value on reliability in order to offer its passengers punctual and dependable train connections.
The WESTbahn is committed to climate protection and relies on environmentally friendly measures to promote sustainable mobility and the protection of our climate.
WESTbahn is characterized by good service to ensure the highest comfort and satisfaction of its passengers.
Die WESTbahn bekennt sich zur Inklusivität, um allen Fahrgästen, unabhängig von ihren individuellen Bedürfnissen, ein barrierefreies und zugängliches Reiseerlebnis zu bieten.
Well informed and flexible booking everywhere.
With the new fleet, we have also introduced the "Relax Check-in": Every seat on the train is equipped with a QR code. When the code is scanned, a suitable ticket that was previously booked online is automatically suggested. By clicking on it, it is automatically "linked" to the seat, which in most cases eliminates the need for ticket checks by the crew. Traveling with the WESTbahn is thus not only uncomplicated, our passengers also decide autonomously whether they want to travel undisturbed or would like to be in an exchange with our crew.
The comfortable alternative
In our modern blue-white-green double-decker fleet (15 sets "KISS 3" of the Swiss manufacturer Stadler) we offer our passengers a lot of comfort. Among other things, the trains feature a low-floor design, step-free boarding, wide boarding doors, leather seats & power outlets throughout the train, WLAN, gender-separated toilets, four WESTcafés per train (with coffee and cold drink and snack vending machines) and three comfort classes.
Although the "Standard Class" (2) is already very well equipped, travelers who appreciate more legroom or a full table and opposite seating use the "Comfort Class" (2+). In "First Class" we offer an even more pleasant travel option with 2+1 seating and seat service.
Punctuality is WESTbahn's first and foremost priority. However, delays are unfortunately not unavoidable. Reasons for delays at WESTbahn:
The WESTbahn was able to achieve an overall punctuality of 83% in December 2022.