The climate ticket was sold 6,646 times on Friday – the first day of advance booking of the new offer – in Austria. The Ministry of Environment and Transport announced this in a broadcast on Saturday and called the sales start brilliant. “I am very pleased that so many people in Austria want to travel in a climate-friendly and inexpensive way – whether by train, tram or bus,” said Minister Leonore Gewessler (Greens).
On Thursday, Gewessler and the governors of the eastern region announced the agreement for the climate ticket. Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland initially did not take part in the initiative and did not continue to negotiate. The validity of the climate ticket will take effect throughout Austria on October 26th. The regular ticket for the whole of Austria is available for 1,095 euros, until the end of October it costs 949 euros with a discount. In the reduced form – for senior citizens, everyone under 26 and travelers with disabilities – there is the climate ticket at the start for 699 instead of 821 euros.
Accessed on October 2nd, 2021 at 12:41 pm on https://www.sn.at/panorama/oesterreich/6-646-klimatickets-am-ersten-vorverkaufstag-verkauf-110312497