Zillertal Railway

The nostalgic narrow gauge railway takes you from Jenbach through the Zillertal valley to Mayrhofen.

Steam raises from the cylinders and you can hear a locomotive chuffing - it is the steam train of the Zillertal Railway running for 32 km into the Zillertal valley, one of the loveliest valleys of Tyrol, with about 35 kmph. “The way is the goal”, that’s the motto! This railway dates back to a time when train journeys were a real exciting event. However, still today a journey with the steam train is a special event.

Already in 1868 first plans to replace the road in the valley were made, but these ideas have been put in action only at the end of the 19th century. In 1902 the railway commenced operations and today it is one of the most famous narrow gauge railways of its kind. Take your seats please!

When doing a journey with the steam train of the Zillertal Railway, adults recall their childhood, and children simply enjoy the unique experience. Today this narrow gauge railway with a track gauge of 760 mm is not only a tourist attraction, but also serves for short-distance travel as well as for the transportation of wood. By the way: in summer months you can be a hobby engine driver in certain periods! And if you want to celebrate your birthday on the train, we recommend you the Crystal Wagon (Kristallwagon) with 62,000 cut Swarovski crystals on windows, ceiling panels, lamps and the bar.

Where: from Jenbach to Mayrhofen, Zillertal valley
Peculiarity: a narrow gauge railway from the 19th century
Time table of the steam train: from April 29 to October 15, 2017
April 29 - May 28, 2017: Saturday and Sunday
May 31 - Oct 15, 2017: from Wednesday to Sunday
not in operation: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
departure Jenbach: 10.10 am - arrival Mayrhofen: 11.42 am
departure Mayrhofen: 1.01 pm - arrival Jenbach: 2.26 pm
Ticket (adults): 7.40 - 13.90 Euros (depending on the train station, one-way)

Further information: phone: +43 5244 606-0, office@zillertalbahn.at

Suggested accommodations

  1. Kinderhotel Buchau
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    Kinderhotel Buchau

  2. Hotel Crystal
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    Hotel Crystal

  3. Hotel Der Brandstetterhof
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    Hotel Der Brandstetterhof

  4. Gartenhotel Magdalena
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    Gartenhotel Magdalena

  5. DAS KRONTHALER
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    DAS KRONTHALER

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