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Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

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Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

Hello. I will be in Vienna for four days arriving on Thursday and intend to buy a 7day transit ticket for about 15 Euro which will cover my stay until Monday 9 AM. However, I read that you can travel from Vienna to Sopron using a special regional pass. Apparently, this pass allows you transit travel in Vienna and since Sopron is in the greater regional zone - you can use it to go to Sopron. When I leave Vienna my destination is Sopron for one night and then on to Budapest with a possible stop in Gyor. Can anyone clarify what this regional pass is and how I would obtain it. Thank you so much.

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1. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

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2. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

You likely speak about the Einfach-Raus-Ticket (ERT) of Austrian Railways ÖBB (oebb.at/en/…index.jsp). Minimum is two travelers. No idea what you mean by transit travel in Vienna? ERT is only good on local trains of ÖBB, so you can't use it on any other means of transport in Vienna. If you mean something different, state your source......!

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3. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

Mikey - can you cross the border with an Einfach-Raus ticket?

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4. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

Sopron is mentioned with the Einfach Raus Ticket on the OEBB folder

Sopron erreichen Sie zum Binnentarif (ÖBB oder VOR),

z. B. mit dem Einfach-Raus-Ticket.

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5. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

You live and learn!

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6. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

The reason for the "exception" is because (local) trains to Sopron go on to Deutschkreutz which is on Austrian soil again.

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7. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

Yes, Sopron is in a little pocket that by rights should have been Austrian, but somehow finished up in Hungary.

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8. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

What people also do not know is that the train route to Sorpon is operated by "Raaberbahn" and not by ÖBB. But all regular tickets as well as the ERT are good on their trains WITHIN Austria (except Sopron). Between Vienna and Sopron/Deutschkreutz they also use the same trains ÖBB does in Greater Vienna. Perhaps they lease them from ÖBB.

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9. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

In case my last comment was unclear:

I wanted to say that Sopron can be used with the ERT (although it is OUTSIDE Austria).

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10. Re: Vienna to Sopron using regional zone transit ticket??

"Yes, Sopron is in a little pocket that by rights should have been Austrian, but somehow finished up in Hungary."

Don't say that when standing on Hungarian soil, whatever you do :)

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