Autofrei unterwegs mit dem RUFbus, © Wiener Alpen/Martin Fülöp

RUFbus Semmering-Rax

Stress-free travel for hotel and accommodation guests to and from train stations, accommodation, hiking trails, cultural events, and other tourist destinations.

Take a trip into nature of the Semmering-Rax region in car-free comfort. No traffic jams, no searching for a car park– the holiday starts here on arrival. The RUFbus and our Kultur Shuttle serves as a tourist mobility solution in the Semmering-Rax region. Our share-taxis can be booked in advance to bring you to your destination and helps you enjoy a car-free holiday.

The RUFbus Semmering-Rax is available for all guests in the region to travel with us between any of the over 120 stops in and around the towns Reichenau/Rax, Payerbach, Gloggnitz, Schottwien, Semmering and Breitenstein. Perfect for the beginning or end of hiking paths, to train stations, cultural events, daily errands, and your accommodation. A map including all stops can be found here. Booking is required in advance:

Trips can be booked between 9:00 – 18:00 in June and between 8:30 – 19:30 in July and August. For cultural events we can recommend our Kultur Shuttle service, which brings guests to and from the event from participating hotels; please ask your hotel reception for details.

How can I book a trip?

Bookings must be made in advance. The earlier you book the more likely we will be able to pick you up at the desired time. Bookings can be made via:

  • The Postbus Shuttle-App (Free to download)
  • Our Hotline on +43 660 900 88 22 (daily from 9:00 - 16:00 Uhr)

For short trips under 10 km, please book at least 1 h in advance; for longer trips over 10 km, you must book at least 24 h in advance. Please note that pick-up times are understood as a timeframe of 10–20 minutes.

In order to minimise our environmental impact in the region, when convenient we bundle trips together; we are thankful for your understanding! We also note that booking times and service availability are dependent on demand and road conditions; we cannot guarantee bookings in times of high demand.

How much is a ticket?

The RUFbus is free for hotel and accommodation guests with the MobilityCard+ (MobilitätsCard+). You can use this card for the duration of your stay (max. 3 trips per day). You will receive this card when you check into your accommodation; please show it to the driver.

Other guests can book the RUFbus with the following prices:

Distance 1-2 Passangers / p.p. 3 Passangers / p.p. 4-8 Passangers / p.p.
< 5 km  € 6,00  € 5,00  € 4,00
< 7,5 km  € 8,00  € 7,00  € 6,00
< 15 km  € 16,00  € 11,00  € 9,00
< 20 km  € 21,00  € 14,00  € 12,00
> 20 km  € 39,00  € 19,00  € 15,00

Please also note other forms of public transport in the region which are also available, for example the bus line 341 (including a stop at the Rax cable car);  line 342 (Preiner Gschaid); and line 343 (Maria Schutz and Semmering). Please see THIS WEBSITE for details and timetables.