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 (Zillertalbahn) running for 32 km into the valley with 35 kmph. "The way is the goal", that's the motto: This railway dates back to a time when train journeys were an exciting event. However, still today a journey with this steam train is a special adventure.

The narrow-gauge railway with its gauge of 760 is not only a tourist attraction, but is also used for the timber transport, and for the local transport with modern wagons. Already in 1868 first plans to replace the road in the valley were made, but those ideas have been put in action only some decades later: In 1902 the railway commenced operations.

Besides a normal journey on the steam train, the Zillertal Railway also offers the "Train on demand", a special highlight for celebrations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries. The Crystal Wagon (Kristallwagon) with 62,000 cut Swarovski crystals on windows, ceiling panels, lamps, and the bar is part of the unforgettable experience.

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Opening times

  • Tue 25 Jun 10:30 - 15:00
  • Wed 26 Jun 10:30 - 15:00
  • Thu 27 Jun 10:30 - 15:00
  • Fri 28 Jun closed
  • Sat 29 Jun closed
  • Sun 30 Jun closed
  • Mon 01 Jul closed

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Steam train - summer 2024 (04/06/2024 - 19/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 15:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 15:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 15:00
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:30 - 15:00


round trip Jenbach-Mayrhofen:
€ 31.20 adults
€ 31.20 young people (16-18 years)
€ 26.40 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 15.60 children and young people (6-15 years)


one-way Jenbach-Mayrhofen / Mayrhofen-Jenbach:
€ 21.20 adults
€ 21.20 young people (16-18 years)
€ 19.20 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 10.60 children and young people (6-15 years)

free for children under 6 years

discount in case of less stops


combined ticket Zillertal Railway and Lake Achensee Railway:
€ 62.40 adults
€ 62.40 young people (16-18 years)
€ 31.20 children and young people (7-15 years)

More information

The opening hours refer to the steam train: departure from Jenbach at 10.44 am, arrival in Mayrhofen at 12.16 - departure from Mayrhofen at 1.35 pm, arrival in Jenbach at 3.04 pm.

Reservation available for groups of 10 and more persons. "Steam train on demand" with musical entertainment, welcome schnapps or cularinary delicacies on request.

The steam train of the Zillertal Railway operates every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from from early June to mid-September, season start 2024 on June 4.

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