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Transporting bike on railjet train ?
Posted September 17th, 2012 - 7:30 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hi,


I have a question and there might be someone who knows the answer: Is transporting bicycles allowed on rail jet trains in Austria? I tried to google it but I haven't found info about it.

I'm in the process of planning my journey to Austria, and I definitely want to take my bike with me. I'd like to make sure I won't get fined If I take my bike on board.

Thanks for your help in advance,

Laszlo

Posted September 17th, 2012 - 11:14 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Hi,

at the moment it´s not possible to take a bike with you on the railjet but they are building new cars. Bikeentrainment will start in spring 2013.

Greez

Ramona

Posted September 17th, 2012 - 12:21 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Where are u actually going from Westbahnhof ?
As Ramona mentioned already,transporting your Bike in Railjets is not allowed yet.
Depending where u are going but u can take your Bike on every IC/EC (InterCity/EuroCity) with a fee of €10,-
but u must reserve your Bike Ticket by any Train cashier at the Railway station for a fix Train. They have limited space!

If u go before end of Sept. there is a special offer at the moment "Autofreiertag/Car free day" where u get for yourself 50% off for teh Railway Journey within Austria on all OeBB trains except for Bikes. You get the Leaflet at the Railway Counter.
http://www.oebb.at/en/Services/New_for_you/Car_Free_Day/index.jsp

Posted September 17th, 2012 - 1:23 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Thanks for both of your reply!

Unfortunately, I'm going in October 1st. My destination is Jenbach(Tyrol)

I will probably take one of the OBB train then. It costs almost €30 more than railjet, but never mind.

Can I book a place for my bike on the internet or it is only possible at the train cashier as mentioned by you?



I heard that, it costs free no charge to take my bike on board in Austria, may this information be wrong?

It's kinda sux to transport bike on trains. Apparently railway companies are not too cyclist friendly! I come from Hungary and it seems to be a challenge to get to the destination with my bike. I didn't think it was going to be that difficult!

I hope it will be sorted soon, and thanks for the help again.

Cheers

L


Posted September 17th, 2012 - 2:42 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
The Bicycle to transport is only free when u have a clapping Bike. But if not than there is a fee €10,- without discount Card.
To get cheaper tickets to Jenbach u should may try "sparschiene",...can be booked online only from 3months in advance.
http://www.oebb.at/en/Travelling_in_Austria/SparSchiene_Oesterreich/index.jsp

There is no price diffrence between RJ or IC/EC if u travel the same journey but RJ does not stop in Jenbach,so what u mean with €30,- more? If u booked Sparschiene already than the reason it may cost more is that the other one is nearly fully booked by sparschiene tix.

Only Trains from Vienna to Jenbach at 9:44am/11:44am/1:44pm/ 3:44pm taking the Bicycle.
For more further info call the OeBB Helpline +43(0)51717 as i'm personally not sure if u can book the bike online, i pers.donT think so but may somebody else can answer u that question.
There are still tix left for €24,- excl. bike for 9:44am.

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Posted September 17th, 2012 - 3:32 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
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Posted September 17th, 2012 - 3:35 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Yes, 3.44pm train is the same what I'm thinking to take.

I can only take the train which is going at 3.44pm since I'll be travelling from North-East Hungary I cannot make it earlier.

I meant, rail jet train costs about €24 from Vienna to Jenbach whereas domestic train is €59. That's weird 'cause I was asking the officer in Hungary + I checked out the schedule and they all say it stoppes at Jenbach.

Thanks for the discount I'm gonna try it. I need invoice of all my train tickets anyway.

To be honest with you I'm a bit afraid of making reservation for my bike at the cashier. I mean, The place for bikes can be full by the time I get to the cashier, I know how popular cycling is in Austria :-)that's why I'd like to sort it out beforehand

Thanks a lot for your detailed help! :-)

Posted September 17th, 2012 - 4:32 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
as explained already the reason why the RJ cost €24,- is cozz there are still a few tix available for sparschiene as €59,- is the standard full price. BUt why u donT buy a tix from Hun to Jenbach? sounds for me more logical!

I'm aware that Hun Railway officer are not up to date and giving often wrong info.
Check out the website i given to you before and than u can the detailed stops of the train if u click on the left red box and than on the train number.
A Railjet does not stop in Jenbach as it is more an express Train except the one in the evening at 6:14pm i guess. Just search on www.oebb.at

Check the date again for the offer, fs!

Posted September 18th, 2012 - 10:09 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
I don't know what tix is(discount)?. We have a different system in Hungary, you get automatically discount if you're student under 26/retired, handicapped. If you suffer from disease. But Unlikely to Austria, we can't purchase yearly or monthly discount. ( I think the Austrian system is more rewarding and more logical)

I can only get to Jenbach without changes by RJ, but was asking the officer and it is not allowed to take my bike on board.

I purchased my ticket to Vienna today I will have to change 3 times as long as I get to Vienna.

I'm travelling from Miskolc to Gyor by Hungarian Railways ( 1 change in Budapest) then I will change to Euregion train which is the only way to get my bike transported to Austria. Then I will change again in Bruck a.d Leitha I get to Vienna then I will have to get to Westbahnhoff cause there I can catch the train to Jenbach. I don't think If I'm entitled to get any discount but my fare will be reimbursed anyway by my hosting org. 'cause I will be an EVS volunteer in Austria.

There's a budget for two ways, thats why it would have been better if it was cheaper, because then there would remain more money for the return journey to Hungary 1 year later.

For sure, I check out the discound and then I will purchase my OBB ticket, since you were probably right RJ doesn't stop in Jenbach.

Keep in touch and many thanks for being that enthusiastic to help me

Laszlo