An innovative regional transport project, the S-Bahn Carinthia light rail system offers quick and convenient connections to Carinthians traveling along the S-1, S-2, and S-3 lines. Since the project's inception over two years ago, annual carbon emissions have been reduced by about 10,000 tons. To date, most of the S-Bahn passengers in Carinthia's have been commuters. In times of astronomically high gas prices, the S-Bahn light rail has emerged as an attractive alternative to individual transport.
The S-1 line runs from Spittal/Drau to Villach, then to Klagenfurt, and terminates in Friesach. It offers 700 designated park & ride spots. An hourly service, the S-2 line connects St. Veit with Feldkirchen, Villach, Faaker See, and Rosenbach. 100 park & ride spots are available. The S-3 line runs from Feistritz/Rosental to Klagenfurt, Kühnsdorf, and Bleiburg. During morning peak times, it runs every 30 minutes (between Feistritz and Klagenfurt, and between Kühnsdorf and Klagenfurt) -- at all other times, the interval is one hour. More than 250 park & ride spots are available along the S-3 line.
From July 2 to September 11, there will be additional weekend "S-Bahn Nightline" trains, which are scheduled to run between Spittal and Villach, and between Klagenfurt and St. Veit.