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→ 20 JANUARY 2024

Leave your car at home! We will make sure that you can not only travel comfortably by public transport, but also get back to your starting point safely and easily after the opening celebrations on Saturday, 20 January 2024 and the following night. On the main day of the opening weekend, there will therefore be a comprehensive range of special services and more frequent services on the Salzkammergut Railway as well as late services until well after midnight.

→ special schedules

We recommend that all visitors travel by public transport, which will be comprehensively increased for Saturday, 20 January 2024.

The “Special transport” timetable information is also available via the ÖBB Scotty app and the OÖVV app.

Arrival

→ Location

The Capital of Culture Region 2024 consists of 23 municipalities in the two federal states of Upper Austria and Styria and impresses with a picturesque backdrop of lakes, mountains and idyllic villages. The region is easy to reach both by car and by public transport. In particular, well-developed train connections from Vienna, Graz and Linz offer a convenient way of travelling to this charming region. The city of Salzburg serves as a central starting point for exploring the Salzkammergut and is easy to reach by car, train or bus.

Departure times by municipality

These options are available to you for travelling to and from your destination by public transport.

ÖBB

Departure Bad Aussee railway station: 08:15, 09:40, 10:15, 12:15, 13:40, 14:15, 15:40, 16:15, 17:20, 18:15, 20:15

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 18:10, 19:03, 20:10, 21:03, 22:05, 23:05, 01:05, 03:05

Attention: Travelling from Bad Aussee is strongly recommended – no direct connection possible!

ÖBB

Departure Altmünster/Traunsee railway station: 09:30, 10:30, 10:59, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28

ÖBB

Departure Bad Aussee station: 08:15, 09:40, 10:15, 12:15, 13:40, 14:15, 15:40, 16:15, 17:40, 18:15, 20:15

Departure Bad Ischl train station: 18:10, 19:03, 21:03, 22:05, 23:05, 01:05, 03:05

ÖBB

Departure Bad Goisern train station: 08:32, 09:13, 09:42, 10:25, 11:13, 11:24, 12:25, 13:13, 13:42, 14:25, 15:13, 16:25, 17:13, 17:42, 18:25, 19:13, 20:25

Departure Bad Ischl train station: 18:10, 19:03, 20:10, 21:03, 22:05, 23:05, 01:05, 03:05

ÖBB

Departure Bad Mitterndorf train station: 09:59, 10:35, 11:59, 12:35, 13:59, 14:35, 15:59, 17:59, 18:35, 19:59.

Departure Bad Ischl train station: 18:10, 19:03, 21:03, 22:05, 23:05, 01:05, 03:05

ÖBB

Departure Ebensee station: 09:12, 09:47, 10:46, 11:12, 11:47, 12:46, 13:12, 13:47, 14:46, 15:47, 16:46, 17:12, 17:47, 18:46, 19:47, 20:46, 21:47

Departure Bad Ischl train station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28,

ÖBB

Departure Gmunden train station: 09:24, 10:24, 10:52, 11:24, 12:24, 12:52, 13:24, 14:24, 15:24, 16:24, 16:52, 17:24, 18:24, 19:24, 20:24, …

Departure Bad Ischl train station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28,

ÖBB

Departure Steeg-Gosau: 5:22, 6:35, 7:21, 8:39, 09:29, 10:13, 10:39, 11:29, 12:39, 13:29, 14:13, 14:39, 15:29, 16:13, 16:39, 17:29, 18:14, 18:39, 19:29, 20:39

Departure Bad Ischl train station: 19:03: 20:10, 21:03, 22:05, 23:05, 01:05, 03:05

ÖBB

Departure Gmunden railway station: 09:24, 10:24, 10:52, 11:24, 12:24, 12:52, 13:24, 12:52, 13:24, 14:24, 15:24, 16:24, 16:52, 17:24, 18:24, 19:24, 20:24, …

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28

Attention: Travelling from Gmunden strongly recommended – no direct connection possible, P + R Gmunden

ÖBB

Departure Bad Aussee railway station: 09:42, 10:16, 12:16, 13:42, 14:16, 15:42, 16:16, 17:42, 18:16, 20:1

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 18:10, 19:03, 21:03, 22:05, 23:05, 01:05, 03:05

Attention: Travelling from Bad Aussee is strongly recommended – no direct connection possible!

OÖVV regional bus route 541/543 + ÖBB

Departure Hallstatt Gosaumühle: 09:52, 09:55, 10:52, 11:52, 12:00, 12:52, 13:00, 14:12, 15:02, 15:03:, 16:22, 16:26, 17:02, 17:52, 18:26

Change in Steeg-Gosau railway station between regional bus <> ÖBB train

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 19:02, 20:05, 21:03, 22:05, 23:05, 01:05, 03:05

Traunseetram + ÖBB

Departure: Kirchham b. Vorchdorf Place: 09:43, 10:43, 11:43, 12:43, 13:43, 14:43, 15:43, 16:43, 17:43, 18:43, 19:43,

Departure Bad Ischl: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28.

Please note: Change in Gmunden ÖBB / Traunseetram railway line

OÖVV Regional bus line 507

Departure Laakirchen Rathausplatz: 10:02, 12:02 14:02, 16:02, 18:02

Departure Bad Ischl: 21:23, 23:23, 01:23

Please note: when travelling to Laakirchen, it is necessary to change to ÖBB in Gmunden. The direct bus journey from Laakirchen to Bad Ischl is not possible on Saturday. There will be a direct return journey.

ÖBB

Departure Obertraun Dachsteinhöhlen train station: 09:03, 09:59, 10:28, 11:0,3 12:28, 13:03, 13:59, 14:28, 15:03, 15:59, 16:28, 17:03, 17:25, 17:59, 18:28, 19:03, 20:28

Departure Bad Ischl: 19:03, 20:10, 21:03 22:05, 23:05

ÖBB + Traunseetram

Departure Vorchdorf: 09:37, 10:37, 11:37, 12:37, 13:37, 14:37, 15:37, 16:37, 17:37, 18:37, 19:37,

Departure Bad Ischl: Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28,

Note: Traveling and P+R from Vorchdorf, Gmunden Engelhof or Gmunden railway station possible, change in Gmunden Traunseetram <> ÖBB

OÖVV Regional bus line 507 + ÖBB

Departure Laakirchen Rathausplatz: 10:02, 12:02 14:02, 16:02, 18:02

Departure Bad Ischl: 21:23, 23:23, 01:23 (direct connection)

Note: Journey only possible from Laakirchen, P + R available at the railway station, change in Gmunden ÖBB

ÖBB + Traunseetram

Departure Gmunden railway station: 09:24, 10:24, 10:52, 11:24, 12:24, 12:52, 13:24, 12:52, 13:24, 14:24, 15:24, 16:24, 16:52, 17:24, 18:24, 19:24, 20:24, …

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28,

Attention: Traveling from Gmunden strongly recommended – no direct connection possible, P + R Gmunden or P + R Gmunden Engelhof, change in Gmunden ÖBB / Traunseetram

ÖBB + Traunseetram

Departure Gmunden railway station: 09:24, 10:24, 10:52, 11:24, 12:24, 12:52, 13:24, 12:52, 13:24, 14:24, 15:24, 16:24, 16:52, 17:24, 18:24, 19:24, 20:24, …

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28,

Attention: Traveling from Gmunden strongly recommended – no direct connection possible, P + R Gmunden or P + R Gmunden Engelhof, change in Gmunden ÖBB / Traunseetram

OÖVV Regional bus line 548

Departure Steinbach/Attersee Dorf: 15:54

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 22:00, 00:00

ÖBB

Departure Traunkirchen train station: 09:37, 10:36, 11:37, 12:36, 13:37, 14:36, 15:37, 16:36, 17:37, 18:36, 19:37, 20:36

Departure Bad Ischl train station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28

OÖVV Regional bus line 548

Departure Unterach Elisabethallee: 14:52

Departure Bad Ischl railway station: 23:00

ÖBB + Traunseetram

Departure Vorchdorf-Eggenberg train station: 09:37, 10:37, 11:37, 12:37, 13:37, 14:37, 15:37, 16:37, 17:37, 18:37, 19:37,

Departure Bad Ischl train station: 18:53, 19:53, 20:53, 21:28, 21:53, 22:28, 22:53, 23:28, 00:28, 02:28.

Please note: Change in Gmunden ÖBB / Traunseetram railway station

REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT & FREIZEIT TICKET OÖ

Public transport to the Capital of Culture Region Salzkammergut 2024: the digital timetable information on ooevv.at and the OÖVV app provide you with all timetable information in real time.

Freizeit-Ticket OÖ – NEW for 2024! Day public transport ticket for the whole of Upper Austria and the entire Salzkammergut region (Salzburger Land, Styria) for €19.90. Includes up to 2 adults and 4 children/young people under the age of 15; can of course also be used alone or as a couple. Details at ooevv.at

NEW for 2024! Micro public transport offer Salzkammergut Shuttle:  salzkammergutshuttle.at

→ BARRIER-FREE TRAVEL WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORT

→ Advantages when travelling by public transport

→ sudhaus exhibition in Bad Ischl

Public transport travellers receive a 2-euro discount when purchasing an admission ticket to the “sudhaus – art with salt and water” exhibition in Bad Ischl (applies only to full-paying visitors, instead of € 15,- for € 13,-). This promotion is valid for the entire duration of the exhibition as part of the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 and always on presentation of a valid public transport ticket (OÖVV single ticket, monthly ticket, annual ticket, KlimaTicket OÖ, Freizeit-Ticket OÖ or KlimaTicket Ö*).

* On presentation of a valid KlimaTicket Ö, there is an additional cooperation tariff of € 10 on weekdays (Tues.-Fri., the exhibition is closed on Mondays) (only applies to full-payers, Tues.-Fri., not on Sat.-Sun.).

→ Ausstellung sudhaus in Bad Ischl

Öffi-Anreisende erhalten bei Kauf einer Eintrittskarte in die Ausstellung “sudhaus – Kunst mit Salz und Wasser“ in Bad Ischl eine 2-Euro-Ermäßigung (gilt nur für Vollzahler, statt € 15,- um € 13,-). Diese Aktion gilt über die gesamte Laufzeit der Ausstellung im Rahmen der Kulturhauptstadt Europas Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 und immer bei Vorlage eines gültigen Öffi-Tickets (OÖVV-Einzelticket, -Monatskarte, -Jahreskarte, KlimaTicket OÖ, Freizeit-Ticket OÖ oder KlimaTicket Ö*).

Zudem erhalten Öffi-Anreisende ein kleines und nützliches Geschenk: 1 Stk. Kultursalz je Vollzahler je Eintritt bei Vorlage eines der oben genannten Tickets.

* Gegen Vorlage eines gültigen KlimaTicket Ö gibt es wochentags (Di.-Fr., Montag ist die Ausstellung geschlossen) einen zusätzlichen Kooperationstarif in der Höhe von € 10,- (gilt nur für Vollzahler, Di.-Fr., nicht an Sa.-So.).

→ CAR PARKS, SHUTTLE SERVICE & TAXI

→ PARKING AT THE TOWN CENTRE OF BAD ISCHL & SURROUNDING AREA

The following car parks will be available in and around Bad Ischl on 20 January 2024 (official opening) and will be served by a car park shuttle service (2 lines).

P1 to P10

P1 Maria-Theresien-Weg
SUBJECT TO CHARGES
shuttle service / 20 min by foot

P2 Trabrennbahn
shuttle service / 15 min by foot

P3 Katrin Seilbahn
shuttle service / 25 min by foot

P4 Tourismusschule
shuttle service / 20 min by foot

P5 Rechensteg (Handicap)
GATED CAR PARK – SUBJECT TO CHARGES
no car park shuttle service – central location
These parking spaces are available free of charge to holders of a parking permit for people with disabilities in accordance with § 29b StVO.

P6 BG/BRG Bad Ischl
shuttle service / 15 min by foot

P7 Tiefgarage Eurothermen-Resort
GATED CAR PARK – SUBJECT TO CHARGES
no car park shuttle service – central location

P8 Fahrzeugmuseum (Bus car park)
Only parking space for empty coaches, Bus stop for boarding and alighting at the Kaiservilla bus terminal / Götzstraße entrance (opposite Hotel Hubertushof) – NO car park shuttle service from P8

P9 Kaiserinsel
GATED CAR PARK – SUBJECT TO CHARGES
no car park shuttle service – central location

P10 Hagebaumarkt Eisl / Pfandl
shuttle service / 55 min by foot

→ FREE CAR PARK SHUTTLE SERVICE

The car park shuttle service provides a connection between car parks and the event venue / Bad Ischl town centre and will operate from 12:00 to 24:00 on 20 January 2024.

Line 1 has a frequency of around 15 minutes per trip.
Line 2 has a frequency of around 20 minutes per trip.

Note: Adjustments may be made to the timetable frequency of the car park shuttles and additional departure times may be introduced if necessary. The final timetable will be posted at the relevant shuttle bus stops.

Start/end: Bad Ischl Town Museum / Esplanade

  • Stop 1: Esplanade / Stadtzentrum
  • Stop 2: Car park P2 Trabrennbahn
  • Stop 3: Car park Katrin Seilbahn (for P3 Katrin Seilbahn and P4 Tourismusschule)
  • Stop 4: Hotel Goldener Ochs
  • Stop 5: Car park P1 Maria-Theresien-Weg

Start/end: Voglhuberstraße / Bad Ischl railway station

  • Stop 1: Car park P10 Hagebaumarkt Eisl

→ TAXI

The following companies are at your disposal: → Taxi in Bad Ischl

→ INFORMATION FOR NEIGHBOURS

→ DRIVING BANS & ROAD CLOSURES

The opening of the Capital of Culture Bad Ischl – Salzkammergut 2024 will take place on 20 and 21 January 2024. To mark the occasion, there will be cultural and artistic events (including concerts) in several squares in the town. There will be an event area in front of the Johann Nestroy School (Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz) and the main event area in the Kurpark. There will also be concerts and exhibitions in the Lehar Theatre, the Trinkhalle, the Sudhaus and the parish hall. Up to 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the official ceremony in the Kurpark, which will be broadcast live on ORF 3.

The traffic concept is based on the “Kaiserbummel”. Affected are: Kreuzplatz, Wirerstraße, Pfarrgasse, Adalbert-Stifter-Kai, Auböckplatz, Sparkassenplatz, Schulgasse, Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße and Bahnhofstraße. Wiesingerstraße will be a dead end during this time.

The following bus stops cannot be reached in Bad Ischl on Saturday:

  • Götzstraße, Seifensiedergasse, Schröpferplatz, Trinkhalle, Krankenhaus and Reiterndorf Grazerstraße → replacement stop is Bad Ischl Bahnhof
  • Sulzbach Grazerstraße → Alternative stop is Sulzbach Feuerwehr

 

The closure will last from 20 January, 7:00 am to 21 January, 2:00 am:

  • During this period, access to the city centre is permitted for residents, delivery services and suppliers with an authorisation card until 12:00.
  • Access for authorised vehicles is exclusively via Götzstraße.
  • The authorisation card can be applied for from Veronika Thumfart at the Capital of Culture office, which can be contacted on +43 6132 23884 during office hours (Mon-Thu from 9:00 to 17:00 and Fri from 9:00 to 14:00). They are issued on presentation of an ID card.
  • The main bridge (Elisabethbrücke) and the Esplanade remain open to traffic.

 

→ Information from the city of Bad Ischl (in German only)