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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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  • 97.5

    million tons of transported goods

    In 2020, a total of 97.5 million tons of goods were transported on the Austrian railway network.

  • 5,733

    km total length of the railway network

    The Austrian railway network has a total length of 5,733 km (2019).

  • 1.7

    million containers

    In 2020, a total of 1.7 million containers and swap bodies were transported on Austria’s railway network.

  • 1.47

    billion euros in exports

    In 2020, exports of rail vehicles, track fixtures and fittings, and signal equipment amounted to around EUR 1.47 billion.

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Source: Statistics Austria
Rail freight transport according to transport areas in 2020
Transport area Transport volume in tons / share in %  Transport output in tkm*) / share in % 
Transit 30.1 million t / 30.9% 7.2 billion tkm / 35.1%
Domestic 26.6 million t / 27.3% 4.2 billion tkm / 20.5%
Cross-border receipt 24.7 million t / 25.3% 5.2 billion tkm / 25.4%
Cross-border shipment 16.2 million t / 16.6% 3.9 billion tkm / 19.0%
Total: 97.5 million tons 20.5 billion tkm
*) tkm = transported goods in tons per kilometre


Last update : 13.09.2022