Sustainable Prospects

Sustainable Prospects


To Zell am See-Kaprun by ÖBB

A relaxed start to your holiday? The best way to do that is to swap the motorway for railway tracks, using the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) instead of a car. On the way to Zell am See-Kaprun, we enjoy not only the view of autumn-coloured forests, charming villages, lakes and mountains, but also travel with a clear conscience: After all, travelling by train is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to get to Zell am See-Kaprun. Once arrived, the holiday stays climate-friendly. With the Pinzgau Mobility Card you can travel for free on all public transport from day 1 of your holiday.

Enjoy the landscape as soon as you arrive

The ÖBB tracks meander right through SalzburgerLand to the heart of the region, Lake Zell: you look out of the window, sit back and relax and get your mind in the mood for your holiday: taking a cable car uphill to the Kitzsteinhorn, hiking the Schmittenhöhe, stopping at mountain huts and enjoying your favourite dishes (Kaiserschmarren!) and paddling across Lake Zell in a rowing boat... wonderful!

If you travel by ÖBB, you cannot only make your holiday plans in peace and quiet, you also save a lot of CO2. In this way, you ensure that the natural landscape, passing your train window, remains intact and is preserved for even longer.

Climate-friendly into your summer holiday | © Phahorak Philipp

Railway electricity from renewable energies

ÖBB has one of the most environmentally friendly railway networks in the world. Since 2018, the company’s railway electricity has been obtained from 100 % renewable energy sources. Calling eight hydroelectric power plants its own, ÖBB even generates a third of the electricity it needs itself.  

But that's not all: 73 % of the railway lines in the ÖBB network are already electrified. These lines do not produce any exhaust gases and CO2 emissions. And ÖBB has even bigger plans: By 2030, bus and train journeys by ÖBB are going to be CO2-neutral.

Climate-friendly Austria with the ÖBB | © Harald Eisenberger

Tips: How to travel in an environmentally friendly way

1. Protect the environment without detours: Get an ÖBB ticket!

The direct comparison proves it - you can travel three times by train from Vienna to Zell am See-Kaprun and produce less CO2 emissions than on a single car journey from the federal capital to us. A clear point for train travel, isn't it? Especially because Zell am See-Kaprun is directly accessible from many directions.  

Overview of direct train connections from Austria, Germany & Switzerland:

  • Austria: Vienna to Zell am See-Kaprun
  • Germany: From Hamburg, Berlin, Munich etc. to Zell am See-Kaprun by ICE "Großglockner"
  • Switzerland: Zurich to Zell am See-Kaprun

Travel with ÖBB | © Harald Eisenberger

2. "Stop and Go" as often as you like: with the free Pinzgau Mobility Card

In Pinzgau you not only take a holiday from road traffic, you can even use public transport for free in the summertime: If you take a break from everyday life in Zell am See-Kaprun, you can use the public transport of your choice completely free of charge with the Pinzgau Mobility Card from 1 May to 31 October - and that from the first day of your entire holiday stay. 

Train, postbus and the Pinzgau local railway take you to any sight of your choice in summer and autumn with the Mobility Card. Whether for a hiking experience on the Schmittenhöhe, for swimming or a boat trip on Lake Zell, or for a gondola ride to the summit of the Kitzsteinhorn - there are plenty of stops.

Easy with the buses to your favourite attraction | © Doris Wild

Tip for the cold season:

If you are already planning your winter holiday, then we recommend you to also travel in an environmentally friendly way: The ski buses in Zell am See-Kaprun have enough storage space and the ride is free if you have a valid ski pass for the region. So, leave the driving to someone else and power out in the snow instead of on the road.

3. Enjoy and benefit from our app: Digital ticket and holiday tips in one

Keeping the best for last: With the Zell am See-Kaprun app, you have your personal mobility card automatically at your fingertips. In addition, you have all hiking maps, a restaurant guide, a mobile info point and your digital holiday guide with information about a relaxing holiday always at the ready on your smartphone.

About ÖBB
  • ÖBB is Austria's largest mobility service provider.  
  • Every year, 477 million passengers and 105 million tonnes of goods travel to their destination in an environmentally friendly way.  
  • 100% of the railway electricity comes from renewable energy sources, one third from the company's own hydroelectric power plants.