Direct train to Austria in the winter 2022/23
Snälltåget offers a direct train to the Alps during the winter season 2022/23. The night train departs Fridays from Malmö via Høje Taastrup (outside of Copenhagen), Odense and Kolding, arriving at the Austrian ski resorts on Saturday morning. In addition to direct trains to the popular Zell am See (picture), we offer bus connections to additional ski resorts in Austria. The return journey takes place a week later on Saturday evening and with arrival in Denmark and Sweden on Sunday. At Christmas and New Year holidays, the train departs one day earlier from Denmark and Sweden.
Tickets for departures 2023/24 are likely to be available in June 2023.
Stations, destinations and timetable
On the map below you can find the route and stations of the train. The dashed lines show our transfers to Schladming, Obertauern, Wagrain, Bad Gastein, Saalbach-Hinterglemm *, Sölden *, Ischgl * and St Anton *. In Jenbach you can travel on to the Zillertal with the Zillertalbahn. * transfer is only available on departure from 27 January.
Snälltåget also sells journeys from and to Stockholm, Södertälje, Norrköping, Linköping, Nässjö and Alvesta.
|Timetable in direction Austria (Departures on 22.12, 29.12 and from 06.01 every friday until 10.03)|
|St Johann im Pongau||10.13|
|Schwarzach St Veit||10.25|
|Zell am See||11.05|
|St Johann in Tirol||11.43|
|Timetable in direction Denmark and Sweden (Friday 23.12 och 30.12 and from 07.01 every Saturday until 18.03)|
|St. Johann in Tirol||19.54**|
|Zell am See||20.34**|
|Schwarzach St Veit||21.06**|
|St Johann im Pongau||21.13**|
*the train does not stop in Hamburg March 10th.
**18/3 earlier departure times from Austria due to track works: Innsbruck 17.30, Jenbach 18.06, Wörgl 18.30, Kitzbühel 19.05, St Johann in Tirol 19.15, Zell am See 20.22, Schwarzach St Veit 20.34, St Johann im Pongau 20.41, Bischofshofen 21.10, Salzburg 21.59. Connecting bus services from St Anton, Sölden, Ischgl depart at 15.00, Saalbach, Bad Gastein, Obertauern, Schladming 18.30 and Wagrain 19.30.
Seat – the most affordable option
You have a reserved seat in a open salon coach.
Private Compartment – if you travel together
In each compartment, there is room for six persons. Each compartment is equipped with a duvet, pillow and bed linen. The beds are 180 cm long and at least 60 cm wide. The compartment door cannot be locked from the outside, only from the inside.
There are no set rules for quiet time, but in general it should be quiet enough for those who want to sleep at 22.
Berth in shared compartment
You share a compartment with 6 berths with other passengers.
Luggage and Skis
A suitcase, a ski boot bag and a hand luggage per person may be brought. Do not pack in a large suitcase for the whole party, divide it instead into several bags, so it is easier to stow your luggage on board.
If you travel with in pricelevel seat, the luggage should be placed under the chair in front of you and on the hat shelf above. There is a luggage rack at one end of the coach for larger bags.
If you travel in pricelevel berth in shared compartment or in your Private Compartment, the luggage is placed on shelf (1 in picture below) and under the lower bed (2 in picture below). If you book your own compartment, it is also possible to use an empty bed for luggage or skis.
Pre-book ski check-in! The avilability of check-in is limited and costs SEK 498 for a round trip. If you travel in the price level seat or berth in shared compartment, you must check in your skis.
Each coach has two toilets and two extra washrooms with only basins.
There is Wi-Fi in some carriages, but keep in mind that coverage in Germany is very limited. Should you watch a movie during the trip - download it at home!
The effect is limited to charging a mobile phone or computer. If you travel in the price level seat, there are electrical outlets under your chair. If you travel in berth in shared compartment or Private Compartment, there is a USB socket by the window.
The restaurant coach "Krogen" & "Lönnkrogen"
In the train you will find the restaurant coach Krogen (The Pub) where we serve food and drinks in the evening and breakfast in the morning. You will be able to book a table in the restaurant trolley 2 months before departure. The restaurant is very popular, so you must to book a table.
In coach 212 and 216 we sell drinks, snacks, sandwiches from the train crew compartment "Lönnkrogen" (The little Pub).
Start the day with a breakfast on board. Pre-book in connection with ticket purchases and we will bring the right amount of breakfast.
Choose between breakfast in "Krogen" or breakfast as take-away. Take-aways are collected in coach 212 or 216 and take it with you to your seat or compartment. Breakfast costs 85 SEK and includes double cheese roll, juice, fruit, hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) and a cinnamon bun.
A green journey to the Alps
Snälltåget uses green energy from water, wind and sun to reduce the environmental impact of your journey.
A train journey for one person from Malmö or Copenhagen to Zell am See back and forth means an emission of about 1.2 kg CO2. In this calculation we have included the losses in the electricity network and the impact that the various renewable power sources have on the environment.
A flight Kastrup–Innsbruck / Salzburg with SAS A320NEO equals 267 kg CO2, but then there is a bus transfer is added on top of that. The same trip with a petrol-powered Volvo V60 corresponds to 128 kg CO2 per person with four people in the car. A bus that runs on fossil-free HVO fuel emits about 8 kg of CO2 per person.
To make it easy to book your entire ski trip with train, accommodation, transfer and lift pass, Snälltåget collaborates with Skinetworks, which is the Nordic region's largest tour operator for ski trips, where the well-known brands Nortlander and Slopetrotter are included.
Package trips by train can be booked at Nortlander.se and Slopetrotter.se.
Just booking the train journey
Tickets with transfer are purchased online. You can see the prices for each departure in the booking.
The train journey are sold as return trip one. One-way trips may be offered later in some weeks if low demand should arise.
All tickets are personal and the correct information on people must also be available when booking. If you want to change at a later time, the trip must be rebooked.
Rebookings, cancellations and refunds
Tickets that are purchased on Snälltåget.se can be rebooked. The ticket can also be made refundable for a fee.
The follwing rules apply for both rebookable and refundable tickets:
- Seat and berth in shared compartment be cancelled at least 24 hours before departure.
- Private Compartment must be cancelled at least seven days before departure.
The booking fee (9-79 SEK per ticket) is not refunded and is not part of the travel voucher for rebookable tickets.
If your purchase a ticket where the departure is within 24 hours (or within seven days for a Private Compartment), it cannot be refunded or rebooked.
Bus stops for transfer buses
The transfer buses are operated in collaboration with Skinetworks. The time in parentheses is the duration of the bus journey.
The first bus number is in the direction of the destination (outbound journey), the second from the destination (homebound journey), e.g. bus 610 St Johann im Pongau - Bad Gastein and bus 611 Bad Gastein - St Johann im Pongau
- Schladming, buss 620/621 (ca 50 min), Busterminal Rathausplatz departure homebound journey 19.15
- Obertauern, buss 630/631 (ca 50 min)), Hotel Marietta departure homebound journey 19.15
- Wagrain, buss 650/651 (ca 10 min), Parkpatz Grafenberg departure homebound journey 20.10
- Bad Gastein, buss 610/611 (ca 50 min), busshållplatsen mitt emot Eurospar *) departure homebound journey 19.15
- Saalbach-Hinterglemm, buss 640/641 (ca 30 min), Schattberg, X-press departure homebound journey 19.15
- St. Anton, buss 550/551 (ca 90 min), Terminal Ost departure homebound journey 15.45
- Ischgl, buss 560 (ca 90 min), Florianplatz departure homebound journey 15.45
- Sölden, buss 570 (ca 90 min), Freizeit Arena departure homebound journey 15.45
*) previously these buses also had numbers 10304/10305, but they are now replaced with numbers 610/611.
Interrail is not valid for travel to and from Austria.