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Transportation Deals Available in Major Austrian Cities

Travelers headed to Austria can take advantage of several good deals on local city transportation.

In Salzburg, visitors can purchase a 72-hour pass for $8.50 that allows unlimited travel on the city’s trolley and bus lines, or a 24-hour pass for about $4.25. Both passes provide free use of the funicular to the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

In Vienna, a 24-hour rover ticket for about $4 can save travelers money on subways, buses and trams. Another option for those planning to spend more time in Vienna is a booklet of “strip tickets,” good for one year. Each strip is valid for one person for one day’s unlimited travel on public transport. An eight-day strip costs about $21.

In Innsbruck, a 24-hour pass valid on street cars and bus lines, costs about $4.50; a five-day version is about $8.50. Innsbruck also offers free membership in Club Innsbruck if you stay more than three nights at a hotel in the city. Membership, provided through a hotel-issued card, provides free daily bus service to five skiing/hiking areas, discounts on sightseeing flights over the Alps, plus admissions to museums and the Alpine Zoo.

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Visitors planning to travel extensively should consider the Rabbit Card offered by the Austrian Railway Network. The card allows a choice of any four days of unlimited rail travel within a 10-day period, as well as free boat trips on Lake St. Wolfgang. For first-class travel, the card costs $136; second-class, $91.

Call the Austrian National Tourist Office at (213) 477-3332 or Rail Europe at (800) 345-1990.


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