The 'RadTramper Donau' train between Vienna and Passau

This year (2019), the service is unavailable from June 29 to September 1 due to constructions work. A rail replacement bus service will be in operation but will not take bicycles! We recommend taking regular trains if you intend to travel by train with a bicycle between June 29 and September 1, 2019.

There is a train for cyclists (in particular) that goes from Vienna to Passau and return every day. The train is called 'RadTramper Donau' and operates between May and October. A place for your bicycle is included in the fare of approx. €39 one way. The train starts in Vienna (Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof station) in the morning and arrives in Passau around mid-day. The return journey starts late afternoon (5:44 pm). Kids (6 to 14 years of age) travel at lower fares, maximum €29. Toddlers (below 6 years of age) go free.

Here you find the train schedule and all stations along the way: RadTramper Donau (click 'Termine & Preise')

Important is that you get your ticket before boarding the train. Train attendents don't sell tickets. You can get your ticket:

  • at counters on Austrian train stations,
  • via e-mail (, feel free to mention this website in your e-mail
  • over the phone (+43 1 89930-1, The trailing '1' shall put you through to a natural person.),
  • at tourist infos in Klosterneuburg, Tulln, Traismauer and Melk (contact details: RadTramper), and
  • by sending a booking request on following website: öbbRailtours (in German only). Booking it online as any regular train is not possible.
  • Alternatively, you may contact us. As we speak German, we will assist you getting the ticket(s). Contact us on tickets[at]danube-cycle-path[dot]com in advance.

There are about 190 seats and 75 slots for bicycles. The composition of waggons can be found online. A reserved space for your bicyle is included in your ticket. A separate ticket for your bicycle is not necessary on this train.
The train doesn't provide a restaurant service. Hence bring a packed lunch.

On its way to Passau (main station) the train stops at following places along the Danube: Tulln, Melk, Ybbs, Linz and Schärding. (Schärding, nearby Passau, is situated at the Inn river which tributes to the Danube in Passau.)

Call for pictures

We would love to provide pictures from inside the train, particularly from inside the bicycle compartments. So if you are using the train, please take a few pictures and forward them to contribution [at] danube-cycle-path . com   Thank you very much in advance!

Getting there: Vienna Airport <--> Vienna train station

We have not cycled between Vienna Airport and Franz Joseph train station yet but it looks as most of it is on dedicated cycle paths. Calculate 1.5 to 2 hrs for the 23km. We recommend having the app MAPS.ME on your smartphone. Download the free map beforehand!:

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