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Vorteilscard question

I'm a little confused about the Vorteilscard, it seems this is available for tourists? I'm aiming for the senior version. Would I save anything by having it? I've read that in some countries this type of card only gives a discount off the full price fare so, not much true savings. It looks like I'll only be making a Vienna-Salzburg trip, perhaps one to Melk, and then a Bavaria card to Munich.

Posted by
1358 posts

The Vorteilscard discount always refers to the full fare. To obtain and pay for it does not make sense for just a few trips. Better to look for bargain offers, aka Sparschiene.

Posted by
15945 posts

For Vienna to Salzburg, you also have the option of using the Westbahn trains. 33.50 EUR Flexpreis fares or WESTsuperpreis (advance purchase train specific nonrefundable) tickets for 13.99 EUR.

Posted by
1730 posts

yeah, that guy in seat 61 seems to prefer the Westbahn trains. And since it's just one trip with two people, I'm not going to worry that much. OTOH, the Bayern-Ticket from Salzburg to Munich seems like a sweet deal.

Posted by
5634 posts

My recollection is that Westbahn also had a senior discount ticket on the Salzburg-Vienna run -- tickets at the tobacco shop ?? Great train for rolling your luggage aboard.