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  • Budapest - Vienna: 02:36
  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • High speed trains

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Railjet - Austria and beyond

Railjet, modern Austrian high speed trains linking major cities of Austria, Germany and Hungary.

The modern, perhaps even futuristic Railjet trains are the new high-speed service from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). They operate at speeds of up to 230 km/h (143mph). The Railjet trains have carriages which as comfortable as luxurious. With modern equipment and generous compartment space, the Railjet guarantees a unique travel experience. The Railjet train snakes through the splendid Bavarian countryside as you approach the Alps. It winds by rivers and past farmland and wind turbines, offering truly breathtaking scenery throughout Austria.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Main destinations include Budapest, Vienna, Munich, Salzburg and Zurich, here’s an idea of the durations.

Popular journeys
JourneyTravel time
Salzburg – Vienna2h 45
Budapest – Vienna3h
Munich – Budapest6h 30
Vienna – Zurich8h

Berlin Vienna 11:02 € 100
Munich Vienna 03:56 € 100
Vienna Zurich 07:50 € 113
Munich Budapest 06:58 € 128
Frankfurt Salzburg 05:40 € 124
Zurich Budapest 11:14 € 195
Salzburg Munich 01:29 € 45
Salzburg Zurich 05:24 € 101
Budapest Vienna 02:33 € 43
Salzburg Vienna 02:22 € 64
Salzburg Budapest 05:24 € 83
Frankfurt Stuttgart 01:30 € 72
Innsbruck Zurich 03:36 € 71
Stuttgart Munich 02:05 € 66
Vienna Innsbruck 04:08 € 82
Innsbruck Budapest 07:34 € 135
Innsbruck Salzburg 01:41 € 55
Stuttgart Salzburg 04:06 € 88
Frankfurt Mannheim 00:49 € 38
Mannheim Munich 02:48 € 94
Vienna Graz 02:30 € 48
Linz Frankfurt 06:55 € 120
Mannheim Salzburg 04:49 € 111
Frankfurt Ulm 02:31 € 79
Frankfurt Augsburg 03:15 € 89
Linz Munich 02:38 € 72
Zurich Linz 06:33 € 108
Ulm Munich 01:05 € 47
Rosenheim Munich 00:35 € 26
Augsburg Munich 00:31 € 30
Feldkirch Zurich 01:29 € 41

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • Railjet - Austria and beyond tickets are open for booking 60 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Seat reservation :
  • Recommended for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket when offered by the train carrier. With the included reservation, you are guaranteed a seat to make your journey more enjoyable.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before you board

A large range of services are available in stations including taxis, car rental, luggage storage facilities, shops, tourist information and assistance with your ongoing journey. 1st class passengers can use the Club Lounge at Vienna station to relax before departure.


Classes and facilities offered by Railjet
First classFirst classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.PremiumFirstEconomy
Passenger Information System Real time information about arrival times and connections.
Restaurant car Drinks, snacks and delicious meals, to make the most of your trip.
Kid’s facilities Children cinema are certain to keep younger ones happy.
Snacks and beverages Whenever you feel peckish, you can buy something on board to eat or drink.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Refresher towel Great way to cleanse, recharge and revitalize.

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  • "Only one negative"

      Vincent r. 
    Entire experience was very good. My only issue was that I didn't have the option to email tickets to the USA or print at home. I was forced to pay 12€ to ship paper tickets to my home. In today's age, this is absurd. Nothing bad to say otherwise.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Awful experience"

      Lianne h.  17/01/2015
    The train was so full that the corridors were blocked with people standing as well as suitcases in the aisle. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Reservations are not permitted when booking from South Africa - we tried for the other rail journeys upon arrival at the station. It's not suitable to have 2 adults in their 70's (one who suffers from vertigo and another who has had a hip replacement) as well as a 11 year old and 5 year. Awful experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Terrible Journey"

      Lisa f.  14/01/2015
    We booked our tickets from Budapest to Vienna in January 2015 using the so-called RailEurope online service. We had to pay an extra 18 EUR for the tickets to be printed out and shipped to us in Germany from - wait for it - Mumbai, India! Furthermore, we could not reserve seats online and we had to pay Student fare for our 12 year old son. Once the got on the train, quell surprise, the train was packed and we had to stand in the crowded aisles for the whole 2 1/2 hour journey from Budapest to Vienna. Our tickets were never checked and we could and should have travelled on that train for free. I would never recommend booking train fares online with RailEurope to anyone. Just turn up at the local train station ahead of time and buy your fares there. The local train station are the only service that can let you know if you can reserve seats anyway. What a travesty. 0 points to you for the worst train experience I have ever had.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Family return trip to Innsbruc"

      Trevor p.  14/01/2015
    Our family of 4 really enjoyedthe return train trip from Vienna to Innsbruck. The only concern I had was that the seats allocated should have been 4 seats facing one another with the table in between. I also found it difficult to find contact details to make seat allocation changes. The trip itself was great! Thank you Trevor    Value for money  Convenience
  • "easy to plan"

      Dimitrios b.  12/01/2015
    easy    Value for money  Convenience

      Elissavet s.  04/01/2015
    Everything was very good except three things : First the toilet was not so clean and had a bad smell. Second and very important if you wanted to drink some coffee Or water , they where very expensive so I didn't buy anything Due it was very expensive. Third and last , I couldn't charge by mobile telephone due to the voltage of the Train was 230V! Except the above two things all the rest was very good. Thank you    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent"

      Patricio m.  24/12/2014
    Our trip from Salzburg to Vienna was an unexpected pleasure. The service was prompt and timely while the compartments comfortable, clean and elegant. The contrast with train travel in the US could not be greater. When will the moral that investing in infrastructure enhances the quality of life of the population as a whole ever be recognized?    Value for money  Convenience
  • "From Budapest Kelenfoe to Wien"

      Chan s.  24/12/2014
    The station is not the main station. I should go to the Kelenfoe station to get the train information about the platform number , and then go outside the station and run to the railway platform with big luggage to take the train. It is more convenient to take the train from Keleti Railway Station (Keleti Pályaudvar)    Value for money  Convenience
  • "delay"

      Dessy z.  30/11/2014
    Love the view... this is a scenic train, but on my trip in this train there is a trouble with the train for 4 hours... the staff give us baverages, but hopely there was foods, at least breads or bdelay    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Budapest ->Vienna"

      Julia s.  16/11/2014
    Very nice trip, everything went smoothly!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Adventure "

      Salu t.  13/11/2014
    Excellent attitude to your train attendant. I don't know his name. Though you had some train strike from German area, Rail Europe delivered it's commitment with reserved customers. Keep it up! Salu Thomas    Value for money  Convenience
  • "trip to Verona"

      James h.  12/11/2014
    This was a very comfortable fast way to get to Innsbruck. The station at Innsbruck is smallish and well signed.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "good"

      Manuel j.  31/10/2014
    I traveled in first class. The WiFi does not work properly. I expect something more than potatoes pack.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good journey Could improve "

      Alan r.  19/10/2014
    The seats don't recline and the space at the table is very cramped. Wi-fi is very bad. No power sockets for charging phone/laptop.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Salzburg HBF to Vienna"

      Vivienne p.  18/10/2014
    The OBB train is clean, new, and has free Wifi access. A comfortable ride for travellers.    Value for money  Convenience
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