New! Direct train to Austria in the winter

Snälltåget offers a direct train to the Alps during the winter season 2022. The night train departs Fridays during seven weeks 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.

 

Departures and timetable

The departures to Austria are for accommodations during week 5 to 11. This time span includes the winter breaks in both Sweden and Denmark. The night train consists of compartments with six berths in each compartment, where you can socialise in the evening and then turn the compartment into beds at night. Our restaurant Krogen ("The Pub") follows along, where guests can enjoy a nice meal.

 

Travel to Austria with Snälltåget from Sweden and Denmark

Updated for travel from 03.03.2022

You must have a Covid Certificate (EU Covid Certificate) stating that you are fully vaccinated (for Astra and Biontech dose 2 of 2) that is not older than 270 days (Note: The Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine was only valid until 3 January 2022, then a new dose is required) or that you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last six months. A third dose of vaccin prolong the period of vaccination with 270 days.

Children under the age of 12 traveling with a parent are exempt from the requirements above. Children who have reached the age of 12 or born after 1 September 2006 can travel to Austria with a PCR test (72 hours). For children born before 1 September 2006, the same rules apply as for adults.

To tavel with the train, you must meet the rules above. If you haven't received an answer regarding your PCR test before boarding, you must present a negative rapid test for the train crew.

Fask mask rules in the train to Austria:

  • Sweden - no requirements
  • Denmark - no requirements
  • Germany - requirement of medical mask (FFP2 is not needed). Exceptions are when you are in your private compartment or sitting in the restaurant coach
  • Austria - at the station and on board the train. Exceptions are when you are in your private compartment or sitting in the restaurant coach. Requirements for a FFP2 face mask.

Please note that this may change due to changed entry regulations!

 

Timetable to Austria (departure Friday Januari 28 February 4, 11, 18 and 25*, March 4, 11 and 18)
Malmö C14.40*
Høje Taastrup15.36*
Odense17.01*
Kolding17.45*
Wörgl Hbf08.50
Kitzbühel09.38
St. Johann in Tirol09.48
Zell am See10.27
Schwarzach-St Veit11.02
Bishofshofen Hbf11.30
Salzburg Hbf12.16

*) On February 25th the train starts in Stockholm at 10.10 and departs from Malmö 14.55, Höje Taastrup 15.43, Odense 17.19 and Kolding 18.07. The arrival times in Austria is the same as the other departures.

With a connecting train or bus service you can travel further to St. Anton, Ischgl, Sölden, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Bad Gastein, Alpendorf, Wagrain, Schladming and Obertauern.

 

Timetable from Austria (departure Saturday Januari 29 February 5, 12, 19 and 26, March 5*, 12 and 19)
Salzburg Hbf16.48
Bishofshofen Hbf17.35
Schwarzach-St Veit18.00
Zell am See18.36
St. Johann in Tirol19.16
Kitzbühel19.26
Wörgl Hbf20.25
Kolding11.13
Odense12.29
Høje Taastrup14.49
Malmö C15.55

*) On March 5th, the train contineus directly to Stockholm with arrival time 21.35.

Snälltåget also offers travel with our own connecting train from and to Stockholm, Södertälje, Norrköping, Linköping, Nässjö and Alvesta. During the winter break in Stockholm, we offer a direct train all the way from Stockholm.

 

Seat – the most affordable option

You have a reserved seat in a coach (open saloon). When travelling on your own – you get your own seat and if you're travelling together, you will get seats next to each other.

 

Seat extra – for solo travellers

You will have two seats of your own (open saloon). A pillow, pillowcase, blanket and a sheet is included in the price.

 

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. Each coach has two toilets and two extra washrooms with just basins.

There are no set rules for quiet time, but in general it should be quiet enough for those who want to sleep at 22:00.

There is Wi-Fi in all coaches except for our restaurant. Keep in mind that it is much slower than an at home network. Make sure you download any movies you want to watch before boarding the train. There are USB outlets in each compartment, but no regular power outlets.

There are room for luggage in the compartment. A suitcase, boot bag and hand luggage are allowed. The luggage can be placed on a small shelf and underneath the lowest berth. The space under the bed is about 40 cm high and 165 cm wide. It is also possible to use an empty bed for luggage or check in luggage for an extra fee.

The whole train is non-smoking.

 

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.

 

Package travel

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.

The train journey is only sold as a round trip and as your Private Compartment. That means you book the entire compartment for up to six people. It will later be possible to check in skis and luggage for SEK 499 per package (back and forth) and pre-order breakfast.

The price only includes train travel from Malmö, Høje Taastrup, Odense or Kolding to the stations in Austria where the train stops. Cost for transfer will be added.

 

Rebookings, cancellations and refunds

Snälltågets tickets can be rebooked up to seven days before departure.

You can also buy a refundable ticket for a fee of SEK 1,000. The ticket is then refundable up to 30 days before the outbound departure. If you have not cancelled 30 days before departure, the ticket is rebookable up to seven days before departure. The booking fee of SEK 158 is not refundable and is not included in the rebooking value.

If by departure time there is advice from the Danish and / or Swedish authorities against traveling to the Salzburger Land or Tyrol in Austria, you are entitled to a refund of the train journey depending, depending on citizenship.

When you travel with us, you must be healthy and symptom-free. This also applies to the return journey.

In case of few bookings as a result of the pandemic, the train may need to be canceled and then you are entitled to a refund of the train journey.

We also recommend that you check the terms of your home or travel insurance in case you become ill before or during the trip.