Railjet - Austria and beyond

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

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Railjet - Austria and beyond network

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
Zurich Vienna 07:50 € 113
Munich Budapest 06:58 € 128
Salzburg Frankfurt 05:46 € 124
Budapest Zurich 11:15 € 195
Munich Salzburg 01:28 € 36
Salzburg Zurich 05:24 € 101
Budapest Vienna 02:33 € 43
Vienna Salzburg 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
Budapest Innsbruck 07:35 € 135
Innsbruck Salzburg 01:41 € 55
Stuttgart Salzburg 04:06 € 88
Frankfurt Mannheim 00:49 € 38
Mannheim Munich 02:48 € 94
Frankfurt Linz 06:51 € 120
Graz Vienna 02:32 € 48
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
Augsburg Munich 00:31 € 30
Ulm Munich 01:05 € 47
Munich Rosenheim 00:34 € 26
Langen Am Arlberg Zurich 02:12 € 50

Booking & Ticket delivery

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.

Ticket delivery option(s) :

Paper ticketReceive 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.

Onboard

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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F.A.Q

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  • Q. Are there any special or discounted fares associated with a Eurail Italy pass?
  • Q.Is there a nonsmoking section on the train?
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  • Q. Do you send out maps? Where can I find a railway map?

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    Reviews & ratings

    Overall rating (201)

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    Excellent 32% Very good 37% Average 20% Poor 5% Terrible 5%

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    "Good journey Could improve "

      Alan r. 
    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

    "Overall, a great way to travel"

      Jennifer h.  13/10/2014
    Train was clean; cleaning crew came by to pick up most of the trash before we onboarded. Seats were comfy. Toilet was clean. Although we didn't use, there were food/snacks on the train, which was convenient. Think price could be a bit lower, but overall great experience.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Praha- Budapest, Budapest=Vien"

      Marilyn w.  29/09/2014
    The train From Prague to Budapest was very comfortable, We did need some guidance at the train station to locate platform.(10/9/20140 The second leg of our trip was problematic (14/09/2014)and we did not realize this until we were at the station. We booked on line Budapest to Prague, However our ticket was not booked from the main station in Budapest(Keletip) but from Kelenfoe, Fortunately we arrived early at Keletip and were allowed to board the train a Keletip(one stop earlier). Our ticket in Vienna was for Meidling (outer district of Vienna) rather than Westbahnhof. Luckily the conductor rescued us from the platform and assisted us back on the train so we did arrive downtown Vienna, Unclear as to how this could have happened. We bought tickets on-line with reserved seats. Train very comfortable.    Value for money

    "Experiences in 1st Class"

      Robert w.  18/09/2014
    What a gong show, the conductor in Prague said there is no first class today so just take any seat. We asked again and finally we find another conductor and he shows us the correct unmarked car. We find our car being squatted in as well as another couple. Once we go through the bs of showing our tickets they leave. Each and every stop more squatters come but the conductor will remove them if they do not have the correct ticket. The ac works almost but the seats are pretty comfortable but a little impractical to use with a full car of 6. There was no food service but you receive a bottle of water after your ticket is validated which everyone needed. The trip was long and showed you some of the Czech countryside. Remember 95% of tourists just visit Prague.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Everything’s good but for WiFi"

      Boris a.  17/09/2014
    Many tourists today travel by train and spend hours on its boards. WiFi is key to secure convenience and comfort of time spent onboard. Otherwise I had an amazing trip - clean, fast and cozy.    Value for money  Convenience

    "STUTTGART HBF - SALZBURG HBF"

      Hadi p.  09/09/2014
    It was a great train, slower than previous train from Paris Est to Stuttgart. We couldn't incline the seat because our seat attach to the wall. The journey was oke.    Value for money  Convenience

    "excellent way to travel"

      Robert f.  06/09/2014
    we took the train from Budapest to Vienna recently and had no problems, easy to find correct train and seats were comfortable. The staff on board was helpful and pleasant.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Nice travel but"

      Elshan h.  27/08/2014
    It would be better if at the transfer point next train's leaving point were shown on the ticket or sent me by mail.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Review"

      Mary Margaret m.  25/08/2014
    Unable to change rating from excellent to very good. Comfortable,pleasant and helpful staff A great way to travel through Europe.    Convenience

    "CONVENIENT "

      Chitra p.  24/08/2014
    So Convenient    Value for money  Convenience

    "Comfortable and Free wifi"

      Jie s.  04/08/2014
    A nice trip !    Value for money  Convenience

    "Wonderful Scenery"

      Edward b.  26/07/2014
    This train/bus trip goes through some wonderful scenery, esp. just past Wiener Neustadt as it climbs into the foothills.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Great way to get there"

      William Ivan b.  23/07/2014
    I travelled first class from Zurich to Salzburg, then from Salzburg to Vienna. The trains were on time, had clear announcements, and arrived on time. The only complaint I have is that for first class, the service was not great. A snippy woman came by to sell drinks — not even a bottle of water free — and she would not accept Swiss francs for the coffee I ordered, even though we were travelling through Switzerland. She insisted on Euros, which fortunately I happened to have. You can eat on the train, but if you don't want to pay their prices, you definitely need to bring along something to eat and drink. Also, first class does not suggest luxury. This is quite an ordinary first class. On the other hand, first class is not expensive by most countries' standards, and I thought the two rides were excellent value for money. Reliability is often an issue with trains, and this one was right on time all the way. Finally, it was easy to get to the train stations in central Zurich and Salzburg, and I got off at a station in Vienna where I could catch the subway to my hotel. Very convenient.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Excellent"

      Leta g.  20/07/2014
    Great comfort and ease of traveling in Europe. Great service. Clean and comfortable. Would definitely book again.    Value for money  Convenience

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