ÖBB Vorteilscard and SüdtirolPass abo+
Not all, but many roads lead you to your place of study. Many students studying in Austria take the train. For the route to the Brenner Pass, you can use the abo+ in South Tyrol. It can be used on regional trains and has an annual price of 10 euros. In Austria it is advisable to buy the Vorteilscard of the Austrian ÖBB railways, which is valid for one year. It costs 19 euros (until 26 years - Vorteilscard Jugend) or 99 euros (after 26 years - Vorteilscard Classic) and reduces the ticket price in Austria by 50%.
It is also possible to combine the Vorteilscard and the Südtirol abo+ for the route from Brenner to Innsbruck. This avoids "running" to validate the abo+ at the Brenner Pass.
Activation works like this:
Go to the site www.sii.bz.it > Online Services > activate your account
On your account go to "Pacchetti extra > Acquisto" and register your Vorteilscard for free.
Students who are in South Tyrol only during summer-time can buy the Summer abo+. It is valid in the months of June, July, August and September.
Offers for students in Tyrol (Austria)
Euregio Ticket Students
The Euregio Ticket Students pass is available to students enrolled at a university or equivalent higher educational institution anywhere in the Euregio territory. For a fixed annual fee of 320.00 euros, this personalised electronic ticket offers unlimited and flexible use of public transport in all of South Tyrol, Tyrol and Trentino – all you need to remember is that the rules may vary slightly according to which of the three parts of the cross-border region you are travelling in. More information available here.
Alternatively it is possible to buy a six-monthly ticket for 190.90 euros. It is valid for all bus, train and tram services throughout Tyrol incl. Innsbruck (central area) for university students or FH students in Tyrol under 27 years of age (Semesterticket Land). It is valid for 6 months (winter semester from September to February, summer semester from March to August).
The six-monthly ticket is also available separately only for the city of Innsbruck (147.50 euros). All information available here.