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Facts and Figures - Rail

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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the railway transport industry
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  • 102.2

    million tons of transported goods

    In 2021, a total of 102.2 million tons of goods were transported on the Austrian railway network.

  • 5,724

    km total length of the railway network

    The Austrian railway network has a total length of 5,724 km (2021).

  • 1.3

    million containers

    In 2021, a total of 1.3 million containers and swap bodies were transported on Austria’s railway network.

  • 1.84

    billion euros in exports

    In 2021, exports of rail vehicles, track fixtures and fittings, and signal equipment amounted to around EUR 1.84 billion.

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Source: Statistics Austria
Rail freight transport according to transport areas in 2021
Transport area Transport volume in tons / share in %  Transport output in tkm*) / share in % 
Transit 31.3 million t / 30.6% 7.9 billion tkm / 36.2%
Domestic 28.5 million t / 27.8% 4.3 billion tkm / 19.7%
Cross-border receipt 24.9 million t / 24.4% 5.6 billion tkm / 25.7%
Cross-border shipment 17.5 million t / 17.1% 4.0 billion tkm / 18.3%
Total: 102.2 million tons 21.8 billion tkm
*) tkm = transported goods in tons per kilometre


Last update : 19.12.2022