Austrian rail ticket sales soar as passengers pick trains over planes

ÖBB, said on Wednesday that ticket sales for its long-distance night services were up substantially this year, as more and more passengers choose train travel as a more ecological alternative to flying.

One of Europe’s leading operators of night rail services, it said in a statement that bookings on both its regular seated and sleeper night trains were up 11 percent year-on-year in the period until mid-October.

With prices for seats alone as low as €19 ($21) to most destinations, the services were “competitive with low-cost…
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