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What's the best way to buy a train ticket?

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What's the best way to buy a train ticket?

We are going to be travelling by train from Vienna to Salzburg. Does anyone know if it's cheaper to buy tickets online ahead of time, or would it be better to buy them at the train station when we get to Vienna? Do train tickets often sell out?

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1. Re: What's the best way to buy a train ticket?

Buy at the station, there are a good few trains to Salzburg, no worries about selling out.

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2. Re: What's the best way to buy a train ticket?

Public transport has a different meaning in Europe, it is very easy to get a ticket short before departure. All trains cost the same regardless of booking the time.

In the case of a long queue you can also use the vending machines, which speak English perfectly! You could do that in advance if you want to save time at the day of departure.

At the top left corner of the screen is a button "Ticket on ÖBB"

Step 2 requires the selection of the destination (Origination point is always the point of current location and can be altered if desired)

Step 3 shows a form with some parameters. Here you can change the number of travellers, the class (1st or 2nd=coach), any discounts and the date of departure, and if it should be a single or return ticket.

Step 4 is the payment, which is displayed after you've pressed "YES, PURCHASE TICKET". You can use all major credit cards.

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3. Re: What's the best way to buy a train ticket?

Thanks Mikey Vienna for your answer to the question which is exactly what I am looking for too.

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