Railjet - Austria and beyond

Railjet - Austria and beyond
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Key features

  • 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
Vienna Munich 03:55 € 100
Vienna Zurich 07:50 € 113
Salzburg Frankfurt 05:46 € 124
Budapest Munich 07:01 € 128
Zurich Budapest 11:14 € 195
Salzburg Munich 01:29 € 45
Vienna Budapest 02:30 € 43
Salzburg Zurich 05:24 € 101
Vienna Salzburg 02:22 € 64
Salzburg Budapest 05:24 € 83
Innsbruck Zurich 03:36 € 71
Innsbruck Vienna 04:08 € 82
Innsbruck Budapest 07:34 € 135
Salzburg Innsbruck 01:42 € 55
Stuttgart Salzburg 04:06 € 88
Frankfurt Linz 06:51 € 120
Vienna Graz 02:30 € 48
Mannheim Salzburg 04:49 € 111
Munich Linz 02:39 € 72
Zurich Linz 06:33 € 108
Landeck Zurich 02:46 € 58
Langen Am Arlberg Zurich 02:12 € 50
Feldkirch Zurich 01:29 € 41
Zurich Otztal 03:11 € 63
Zurich Bludenz 01:46 € 45
Zurich St Anton Am Arlberg 02:19 € 53

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 classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.FirstEconomy
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.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Refresher towel Great way to cleanse, recharge and revitalize.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board.
Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride.

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (65)

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  • "comfortable scenic travel"    
    Would help to have information with the tickets re: availability of restaurant car for each leg (there was none on the 2nd leg) exact location of the initial train station The change of trains at Villach was very short. So, as it was between separate platforms, it was not friendly to the old or less mobile. Also, the information given by loud speaker on the train was no easy to understand, and no immediate information was given on the arrival platform that was easy to access for those not used to the local signs and systems.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Pleasant journey all round"    
    Travelled first class which certainly looked a lot more comfortable than second class. Table service was sometimes difficult to get hold off but the 'happy hour' menu initiative did make it feel much more affordable and privileged based on seats. On the value for money side, we had to choose flexible ticket via Rail Europe as the OBB website with non-flexible offerings wasn't working at payment stage. Could have saved a lot by buying direct if this wasn't the case as we didn't need the flexibility offered. Take things to do on this journey - the 4 hours is longer than you'd like to think with not much scenery to enjoy. No border control anywhere on the trip so you can keep passport safe without fear.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Clean and Easy"    
    Clean and Easy. However, Rail jet did not give us 1 4 seats, it would have been better.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Need for speed"    
    The trip was nice and comfortable. The trains were very punctual. The only thing that i would suggest is to provide the tickets online as in i booked the tickets online and had to go to a travel agent here to collect the tickets. Now for that i had to travel and also incur a cost which is not a thing to do in this world of getting everything online. So kindly improve this and you guys are excellent.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Convenient stations"    
    I requested a journey from Budapest MAIN STATION (HBF) to Vienna MAIN STATION (HBF). Instead I was sent tickets for a station some 15 minutes from Budapest Main Station, which meant I had to pay a lot more for the taxi from my hotel to the station, and the station in Vienna was at least 15 minutes PAST Vienna's HB. I would have thought that you would normally issue tickets from Main Stations, not from secondary stations further down the line.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "pleasant "    
    My wife and I travelled through Europe during the summer and we used your train services twice - once from Zurich to Vienna and then again from Vienna to Prague and both times we had a really good trip! The staff on the train were very friendly and helpful. Thank you and I look forward in traveling with your company again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Impressed"    
    My wife and I had a very good and positive experience form using this train service. The trip was very comfortable – the only inconvenience was the fact that we could not really use the Wi-Fi – I think if the train is full, too many people are using the network and it is close to impossible to get connected. But that is something small and did not play a negative role in our very pleasant journey. I also found the people in the restaurant area to be very friendly and helpful at all times. Thank you for making that part of our trip through Europe so pleasant and memorable. Matthys Bekker    Value for money  Convenience
  • "train to Sazlburg"    
    we had comfort jerny with plasent ride. for us as guests lack of signs writen in other language like English , could make it easier on us.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice journey"    
    It was a nice pleasent journey!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great journey "    
    Very smooth and helpful staff  
  • "Prague to Vienna"    
    Prague Hlavni Station a Little Chaotic . Very little time being informed of Platform departure. And Layout.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Rountrip Vienna to Salzburg"    
    From Vienna to Salzburg HBFthe trip was very good.Unfortunately, the return trip had a delay of approximately 1 hour. I was very disappointed.  
  • "Nice experience"    
    It was an enjoyable ride. We have enjoyed it. Service was great.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "very good experience"    
    It was a very good experience. The trains were on time and very comfortable. The staff was very nice and extremely helpful.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Prague to Vienna "    
    Very pleasant train journey. The train was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our trip.    Value for money
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