Kufstein railway station
Kufstein railway station serves the city of Kufstein
Kufstein is a city in Tyrol, Austria, located along the river Inn, in the lower Inn valley, near the border with Bavaria, Germany, and is the site of a post World War II French sector United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Displaced Persons camp.Kufstein is the second largest city...

, in the Kufstein district
Kufstein (district)
The Bezirk Kufstein is an administrative district in Tyrol, Austria. It borders Bavaria in the north, the Kitzbühel district in the southeast, and the Schwaz district in the southwest....

 of the Austria
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

n federal state
States of Austria
Austria is a federal republic made up of nine states, known in German as Länder . Since Land is also the German word for a country, the term Bundesländer is often used instead to avoid ambiguity. The Constitution of Austria uses both terms...

 of Tyrol. Opened in 1876, it is an Austrian-German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 border station, close to the border between Tyrol and Bavaria
Bavaria, formally the Free State of Bavaria is a state of Germany, located in the southeast of Germany. With an area of , it is the largest state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany...


The station forms part of the Lower Inn Valley railway
Lower Inn Valley railway
The Lower Inn Valley Railway is a two-track, electrified railway line that is one of the major lines of the Austrian railways. It was originally opened as the k.k. Nordtiroler Staatsbahn . It begins at the national border at Kufstein as a continuation of the Rosenheim–Kufstein line and runs...

, and is also a terminus of the Rosenheim–Kufstein railway
Rosenheim–Kufstein railway
The Rosenheim–Kufstein railway is a 32 kilometre-long double-track main line of the German railways. It connects the Munich–Salzburg line at Rosenheim with the line to Innsbruck, thus connecting Germany, Salzburg and eastern Austria with Innsbruck and the Brenner line to Italy and the Arlberg line...

. It is owned and operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).


Kufstein railway station is situated in Südtiroler Platz, right in the heart of the city, on the west bank of the Inn river
Inn River
The Inn is a river in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. It is a right tributary of the Danube and is approximately 500km long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina, at 4,049 metres.- Geography :...



In 1858, a railway was opened between Rosenheim
Rosenheim station
Rosenheim station is the largest railway station between Munich and Salzburg / Innsbruck and is located in the centre of the city of Rosenheim in Upper Bavaria, Germany.- Description, Location, Importance and History:...

 and Innsbruck
Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof
is the Hauptbahnhof at Innsbruck, the capital city of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. Opened in 1853, it is one of the country's busiest railway stations, with around 25,000 passenger movements daily....

 via Kufstein. However, it was not until 1876 that a station was built in Kufstein. In 1980, the city's original station building
Station building
A station building, also known as a head house, is the main building of a passenger train station. It is typically used principally to provide services to passengers.A station building is not to be confused with the station itself...

 was completely replaced by what was, for that time, quite a modern structure.

At the start of the 1980s, the other facilities at the station were similarly comprehensively rebuilt. As part of the renovations, the pedestrian bridge in Kufstein's locality of Zell was moved a few hundred metres (yards) to the south.

More recently, a new park-and-ride facility was built on the west side of the station, and the platforms were equipped with lifts. The platforms at Kufstein are amongst the longest in Austria, at over 740 metres (2,427.8 ft).

Up until now, the station has never been a hub, although several projects are well advanced. Even so, it can be designated indirectly as a node, because Austrian domestic trains operate from Kufstein along the line to Rosenheim until just before Rosenheim, where they turn onto the Rosenheimer Schleife, and then continue on to Salzburg
Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
is the Hauptbahnhof at Salzburg, capital of the federal state of Salzburg in Austria. It is the most important station in the agglomeration of Salzburg, and a major transportation hub in western Austria.-Overview:...

, without stopping in Germany.

Current operations

Almost all trains passing through Kufstein stop there, including multiple daily ICE connections (to Vienna and Bregenz
-Culture:The annual summer music festival Bregenzer Festspiele is a world-famous festival which takes place on and around a stage on Lake Constance, where a different opera is performed every second year.-Sport:* A1 Bregenz HB is a handball team....

 as well as to Innsbruck and Berlin
Berlin Hauptbahnhof
' , is the main railway station in Berlin, Germany. It began full operation two days after a ceremonial opening on 26 May 2006. It is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof, and until it opened as a main line station, it was a stop on the Berlin S-Bahn suburban railway temporarily...


Regional trains
Regional rail
Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city center, and the middle to outer suburbs beyond 15km and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters—people who travel on a daily basis...

 operate between Rosenheim und Innsbruck and other stops in the Upper Inn valley, as well as between Wörgl Hauptbahnhof
Wörgl Hauptbahnhof
Wörgl Hauptbahnhof is the main station of Wörgl, a city in the Kufstein district of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol, about 20 km from the state border with Bavaria.- External links :...

 and Kufstein, Kufstein and Rosenheim as well as Kufstein und Munich
München Hauptbahnhof
Munich Central Station is the main railway station of the city of Munich in Germany. It is one of the three long distance train stations in Munich, the others being München-Pasing and München Ost. The station sees about 350,000 passengers a day, which puts it on par with other large stations in...

. Line S1 of the Tyrol S-Bahn links Kufstein at hourly intervals with Landeck
Landeck is a city in Tyrol, Austria with approximately 7,633 inhabitants. It is located at an elevation of about 820 m in the west of Tyrol, on the rivers Sanna and Inn...


EuroCity, abbreviated EC, denotes an international train service within the European inter-city rail network. In contrast to trains with the "IC" label, "EC" trains are international trains that meet certain criteria. The EuroCity label replaces the older Trans Europ Express name for...

 and InterCity
InterCity is the classification applied to certain long-distance passenger train services in Europe...

 trains operate at least hourly to Innsbruck and then to further destinations alternating between Bregenz, Switzerland
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 and Italy
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 and also at least every second hour to Munich and Vienna.

There are also other further trains, such as an express train to Zell am See
Zell am See
Zell am See is the capital city of the Zell am See district in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The city has about 10,000 inhabitants.Zell am See is a tourist destination and a transportation hub for the region...

, and various special trains and CityNightLine connections to Belgium
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, Denmark
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, northern Germany and the Netherlands
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Train type Route Frequency
Intercity-Express Wien
Wien is the German language name for Vienna, the city and federal state in Austria.* Wien , in Vienna, Austria* Theater an der Wien, a theater in Vienna located at the former river WienWien may also refer to:...

-Population development:In 1935, the population significantly increased when Salzburg absorbed adjacent municipalities. After World War II, numerous refugees found a new home in the city. New residential space was created for American soldiers of the postwar Occupation, and could be used for...

- Main sights :- Buildings :*Golden Roof*Kaiserliche Hofburg *Hofkirche with the cenotaph of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor*Altes Landhaus...

Feldkirch can refer to:In Austria:* Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, a medieval city and capital of an administrative district* Feldkirch , an administrative division of VorarlbergIn France:* Feldkirch, Haut-Rhin, a commune in France....

-Culture:The annual summer music festival Bregenzer Festspiele is a world-famous festival which takes place on and around a stage on Lake Constance, where a different opera is performed every second year.-Sport:* A1 Bregenz HB is a handball team....

Once daily
Intercity-Express Berlin
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.45 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union...

Once daily
EuroCity Wien–Salzburg–Kufstein–Innsbruck–Feldkirch–Bregenz/Zürich
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich...

Basel or Basle In the national languages of Switzerland the city is also known as Bâle , Basilea and Basilea is Switzerland's third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel also has suburbs in France and Germany...

Every two hours
InterCity München–Kufstein–Innsbruck–Verona
Verona ; German Bern, Dietrichsbern or Welschbern) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy, with approx. 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of North-Eastern Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona...

Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital city of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza ,...

Rimini is a medium-sized city of 142,579 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and capital city of the Province of Rimini. It is located on the Adriatic Sea, on the coast between the rivers Marecchia and Ausa...

Venice is a city in northern Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is the capital of the Veneto region...

Every two hours
RegionalExpress Kufstein–Innsbruck Multiple times daily
RegionalExpress KufsteinRosenheim
Rosenheim is a town in Bavaria at the confluence of the rivers Inn and Mangfall. It is seat of administration of the district of Rosenheim, but is not a part of it.-Geography:...

Multiple times daily
/ RegionalBahn Landeck-Innsbruck–Kufstein–Rosenheim Hourly


The station is a terminus for many regional and city buses. Taxis are available at a large taxi stand in front of the station building.

The future

In cooperation with the city of Kufstein and the Stadtwerke Kufstein, the ÖBB is planning a redesigned station forecourt (Südtirolerplatz) - a concept still in development.

Currently, the new Unterinntaltrasse (English:Lower Inn Valley road) is under construction between Kundl
Kundl is a market town in the Kufstein district of Austria and has 3955 inhabitants.-Geography:Kundl is situated 7.70 km West of Wörgl as well as 18.30 km Southwest of Kufstein at the Southern side of the Inn River and is made up of 4 parts, namely Kundl, Liesfeld , Saulueg and St...

 and Hall in Tirol
Hall in Tirol
Hall in Tirol is a town in the Innsbruck-Land district of Tyrol, Austria. Located at an altitude of 574 m, about 5 km east of the state's capital Innsbruck in the Inn valley, it has a population of about 12,700 .-History:...

. In a few years, other sections of the road will be constructed between Wörgl and Kufstein, and between Kufstein and Brannenburg
Brannenburg is a municipality in the district of Rosenheim in Bavaria in Germany....

. However, a construction start on these sections before 2020 is no longer a possibility. In all likelihood, the new route will not affect Kufstein station, but will pass further west of the city through open fields, and then lead into a 10 km (6.2 mi) long tunnel to Flintsbach
Flintsbach is a municipality in the district of Rosenheim in Bavaria in Germany....

/Brannenburg. The route selection process for Kundl to Langkampfen section is presently underway, but future plans depend heavily on the interests of Germany, as the tunnel will run under the border.

Meanwhile, the ÖBB has submitted to the city of Kufstein a project for land use changes on the site of the former customs clearance facilities. The ÖBB hopes to obtain permission to build a multi-storey office and commercial building on that site.

See also

  • History of rail transport in Austria
    History of rail transport in Austria
    The history of rail transport in Austria began with the Reisszug, a private funicular serving the Fortress of Salzburg. Built at the end of the 15th century and first documented in 1515, it is the oldest known funicular in the world, and possibly the oldest existing railway line.In 1837, following...

  • Rail transport in Austria
    Rail transport in Austria
    Rail transport in Austria is mainly owned by the national rail company ÖBB. The railway network consists of 6,123 km, its gauge is 1,435 mm and 3,523 km are electrified....

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