Bad Ischl sits astride a secondary rail line that runs north to the major rail junction of Attnang- Puchheim and south to the equally important junction of Stainach-Irdning. At these junctions, trains connect frequently with those traveling from Salzburg, Vienna, Linz, and Graz. The trip from Vienna, with connections, takes 3 3/4 hours; from Graz, it’s around 4 1/2 hours. For rail information, contact tel. 05/1717 (www.oebb.at).