Information published on 17 May 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Austria: ÖBB Rail Tours: the new Nightjet combination ticket

On the Nightjet to the mountains: summit strikers travel comfortably, ecologically and congestion-free to the Tyrolean mountains

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Sustainable mobility is becoming increasingly important in summer tourism. Thus, in spring 2021, the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Tirol Werbung and komoot are launching the ‘Nightjet into the Mountains’ project. The aim is to expand the Tyrolean tourist region by offering a relaxed return journey on ÖBB’s night trains.

In cooperation with numerous Tyrolean tourist regions, ÖBB Rail Tours is offering the new Nightjet Combiticket for the travel period from 25 May to 31 October. The Nightjet Combiticket includes a relaxed, climate-friendly journey on the modern ÖBB night train fleet, as well as and transfers between the station and the passenger’s accommodation. ÖBB Rail Tours has been able to secure komoot as an additional professional partner and can thus offer tailored online suggestions for hiking and biking tours for all guests, including the corresponding online map materials.

The packages – including rail travel, the world package from komoot (worth €29.99) and transfers – are launching now to/from Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Amsterdam for the Tyrol tourist regions of St. Anton am Arlberg, Stubai, Wildschönau, Alpbachtal, Wilder Kaiser, St. Johann in Tirol, Kitzbüheler Alpen - Brixental, Kitzbühel, Kitzbüheler Alpen - Hohe Salve, PillerseeTal, Silberregion Karwendel, Kaiserwinkl and Zillertal.

Reservations can be made directly with ÖBB Rail Tours at kombitickets@railtours.oebb.at or at kombitickets.railtours.at

The Tyrol Tourist Board has been promoting the ‘Tirol auf Schiene’ initiative with mobility and tourism partners since 2012. “Despite the current challenging situation, we are continuing to pursue this path together. ‘Nightjet into the Mountains’ is a further incentive to get guests onto the rails; this product is easy to book and takes the entire mobility chain into account,” says Tirol Werbung’s Managing Director, Florian Phleps. “This is an additional contribution to relieving Tyrol’s roads and our climate, especially since guests in our province expect a comprehensive public transport offer. Tyrol has by far the largest number of businesses that have been awarded the ’Best Austrian Summer Bergbahnen’ seal of quality,” says Phleps.

(Source: ÖBB)