The climate ticket, which now also includes Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland province, will take effect on October 26. This was according to Minister for Traffic Leonore Gewessler (Greens), who was speaking together with the three provincial governors in Vienna.
The ticket is available starting on October 1.
“The wait has ended, the climate ticket is ready”, said Gewessler. In mid-August, the minister announced that the climate ticket “Now” would be valid as of the Austrian National Holiday – if needed, without the densely populated transport association for the east region (VOR). More than 40 rounds of negotiations were held with VOR, and there was initially no agreement in sight. Shortly before the start of ticket pre-sales, an agreement was quickly reached.
From Friday, October 1 until the Austrian National Holiday (October 26), the ticket will cost 949 euros for a year. After October 26, the price will go up to 1,095 euros. For everyone under 26 and for seniors, the ticket will cost 821 euros, or 699 euros during the pre-sale period.
The climate ticket is considered a prestigious project for the Greens and was also part of the government program with the ÖVP.
Reported in cooperation with the Austrian Press Agency / APA.