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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
Vienna Munich 03:55 € 100
Vienna Zurich 07:50 € 113
Munich Budapest 06:58 € 128
Frankfurt Salzburg 05:40 € 124
Budapest Zurich 11:15 € 195
Salzburg Munich 01:29 € 45
Salzburg Zurich 05:24 € 101
Vienna Budapest 02:30 € 43
Vienna Salzburg 02:22 € 64
Budapest Salzburg 05:28 € 92
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
Salzburg Innsbruck 01:42 € 55
Stuttgart Salzburg 04:06 € 88
Frankfurt Mannheim 00:49 € 38
Mannheim Munich 02:48 € 94
Vienna Graz 02:30 € 48
Frankfurt Linz 06:51 € 120
Frankfurt Augsburg 03:15 € 89
Mannheim Salzburg 04:49 € 111
Frankfurt Ulm 02:31 € 79
Linz Munich 02:38 € 72
Linz Zurich 06:33 € 108
Rosenheim Munich 00:35 € 26
Augsburg Munich 00:31 € 30
Ulm Munich 01:05 € 47
Bludenz Zurich 01:45 € 45

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.

Interactive Rail Map

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Overall rating (65)

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  • "Salzburg Linz"

    Very good trip    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice travel experience "

    The train is new, clean and comfortable but delay a bit. For the reservation, the website does not allow us to choose the departing station in Budapest. We would rather leave at Keleti station not Kelenfoe as shown in the ticket so I asked the customer service in Singapore as I booked via raileurope.co.th and they recommend us to take a metro to Kelenfoe station or go to Keleti station and ask the staff there ourselves. We don't find the answers very helpful so we contacted Customer Care at Rail Europe and received very clear answer from Mike that departing from either station in Budapest is fine.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Travelled on 5Apr2015"

    Comfortable    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent Service"

    I live in Puerto Rico and I bought the tickets via internet. I received them in two days. Very good experience in the train.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Convenient, comfortable way to"

    We arrived at the station in Budapest and a porter approached us immediately and asked where we were travelling and if we had our tickets and a reservation. We showed him our tickets and he loaded our bags, took us right to our carriage and transferred all our luggage on to the train. The train was on time and everything was smooth.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Easy and Comfort "

    It was a very smooth and comfortable ride from Zurich to Salzburg. I truly enjoyed the ride on the train overlooking the views of the alps and fields.  
  • "Budapest to Wien trip"

    very good experience.No issues  
  • "Only one negative"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    easy    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Need more space for luggage "

    You definitely need a reservation when travelling on this train. Otherwise standing could be the option. There is no luggage storage space even in first class which is stressful. First class carriage not grand or special.  

    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"

    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
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