AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) reintroduced its City Airport Train (CAT) service on March 29, which had been suspended for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. CAT trains have returned to a normal 30-minute-interval non-stop frequency.
ÖBB withdrew its CAT service two years ago due to the huge drop in airline traffic as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Air traffic is now recovering, and CAT expects to carry 600,000 passengers this year.
From March 29, ÖBB Vorteilscard passengers can use the CAT service at half price. These passengers can purchase single tickets for €5.50 online, or €6.00 from a ticket machine or station, and for €9.50 or €10.50 for a return journey. Children aged up to 15 can travel free of charge.
City Airport Trains operate between 05.37 and 23.38 between the Vienna Mitte station and the airport. ÖBB Railjet long-distance trains also operate twice per hour between the airport and Vienna main station, while slower S-Bahn trains run up to four times per hour.