As it is a gravelled forest road, this route is particularly suitable for families with children.
Alternative: S6 to exit St. Marein and then over the Pogusch to Turnau and from Au on the B20 to Mariazell.
Coming from Salzburg take the Westautobahn A1 to exit Ybbs, then B25 to Scheibbs, from there two options:either B28 via Wastl am Wald to B20, then via Annaberg and Josefsbergor B25 further to Grubberg and then B71 via the newly expanded Zellerrain.
Coming from Vienna take the Westautobahn A1 to the exit St. Pölten SüdDann B20 (Mariazeller Bundesstraße) 76 km south, either via Annaberg and Josefsbergor in Freiland turn left from the B20 onto the B21 and drive via Hohenberg and St. Aegyd through the Halltal valley to Mariazell (sufficiently signposted).
Variant: Südautobahn A2 and S6 Semmering expressway to Mürzzuschlag, then via Neuberg and Mürzsteg on the B21 to Mariazell.
By train from Graz main station to Bruck/Mur, change there to MVG bus line 172
Coming from Salzburg
ÖBB Westbahn to St. Pölten, then change to Mariazellerbahn
Coming from Vienna
Variant 1: Postbus from Vienna main station to Mariazell
Variant 2: ÖBB main station to St. Pölten, then change to the Mariazellerbahn
Variant 3: ÖBB main station to Baden, then change to the Postbus.
Further information can be found on the homepage of ÖBB www.oebb.at (Callcenter Tel.: +43 (0) 05 1717), the homepage of the Mariazellerbahn www.mariazellerbahn.at (Tel.: +43 (0) 2742 360 990-99) and on the homepage of the Styrian Transport Association www.verbundlinie.at or www.busbahnbim.at (Tel.: +43 (0) 50 6 7 8 9 10).
Main square 13, 8630 Mariazell
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