Closest Train station is: Payerbach - Reichenau (only 5 minutes bus ride to Reichenau Centre)
Coolest thing is the new trains now have a second level with an almost complete glass ceiling so you think you sit "open air" ... go upstairs, it's a MUCH better view !!!
From Vienna Suedbahnhof - easy to reach within 1 hour
2650 Payerbach, ?sterreich
Tel.: +43 (2662) 42274
The best way of getting up the Rax, and by far the easiest in terms of physical effort, is to take the Raxseilbahn - a cable car, with the base station at 535m in Hirschwang connected to the top station at some 1547m. The cable car costs about EUR 16 for a return - and goes every half an hour. The views are outstanding from the cable car and it ensures that you can start walking without already being out of puff.