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
Munich Vienna 03:56 € 100
Zurich Vienna 07:50 € 113
Budapest Munich 07:01 € 128
Frankfurt Salzburg 05:40 € 124
Budapest Zurich 11:15 € 195
Munich Salzburg 01:28 € 36
Salzburg Zurich 05:24 € 101
Budapest Vienna 02:33 € 43
Salzburg Vienna 02:22 € 64
Salzburg Budapest 05:24 € 83
Zurich Innsbruck 03:36 € 71
Vienna Innsbruck 04:08 € 82
Innsbruck Budapest 07:34 € 135
Innsbruck Salzburg 01:41 € 55
Stuttgart Salzburg 04:06 € 88
Vienna Graz 02:30 € 48
Linz Frankfurt 06:55 € 120
Mannheim Salzburg 04:49 € 111
Linz Munich 02:38 € 72
Linz Zurich 06:33 € 108
Otztal Zurich 03:12 € 54
Zurich Feldkirch 01:29 € 41
Landeck Zurich 02:46 € 58
Langen Am Arlberg Zurich 02:12 € 50
St Anton Am Arlberg Zurich 02:22 € 53
Zurich Bludenz 01:46 € 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.

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (65)

Value for money

Overall appreciation

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

  • "Good way to travel around"    
    Pros: Overall It was a good ride. Clean nice seats and toilets. Good breakfast provided for extra charge. Almost always on time. Cons: It train was almost full and so crowded. Not enough space to keep my luggage. I had to keep my luggage in one car and sat in a different car. It'd be great if they can provide free wifi on trains.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Switzerland "    
    It was one of the most memorable trip of my life so far, the scenaries are magnificent. Travelling in Europe is simple when planning ahead.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Train is the way to go!"    
    On our family vacation, we booked open tickets from Vienna to Salzburg. When we were ready to leave Vienna, we had our choice of daily and hourly departures for Salzburg. The train, though crowded, had sitting room for all of us and storage space for our many bags. The journey was quick, clean, and comfortable. The scenery was beautiful as well. I especially liked being able to make the reservations in advance from home - I signed up to receive an email as soon as the dates for the tickets opened up, and booking couldn't have been easier.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "nice way to travel"    
    they send the tickets home to avoid misunderstandings which was a big relief. the travel was fast and comfortable. nice option to a flight.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Wien to innsbruck"    
    There was wifi. Plenty of legroom too. We had an open ticket. Sufficient seats around.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Austria to Zuerich"    
    Easy to locate the platforms and the seats were comfortable. However, we were long distance travellers from Singapore with a family of five and had a bit of difficulty finding space for our large luggages during our travel from Salzburg to Zuerich.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Winter Getaway!"    
    I r4ecently travelled from Budapest to Vienna with my dad on holiday. We were looking for a quick, convenient, reasonably priced way of travelling. Railjet provided us with this option. The railway station was in walking distance, the ride very smooth and comfortable. The food was a little pricy on-board so it is better to bring your own snacks. Overall great experience!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Wien to Budapest"    
    I truly enjoyed the privacy and comfort of the cabin. It was like from the movies. I will recommend. The hardest part was arriving. I was not at the main train station (near my hotel as I had planned) but people within the station were very helpful in getting me to where I needed to be.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great way to travel in Europe"    
    Comfortable seats, clean toilet and a great way to travel in Europe. Scenic view along the way, which made travelling enjoyable. Information is displayed at strategic spots so you can track your journey. Announcement is made at each station so you wont miss your destination.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great"    
    Comfortable. Little bit more room for luggage even will be better. People carry lot of stuff with them these days :-)    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Beautiful Sites"    
    Amazing countryside views, sit back and enjoy the sites in comfort.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First time rail travellers"    
    A wonderful way to travel! You see the countryside in a comfy seat and leave the worries behind. Would recommend to anyone travelling.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable, uneventful"    
    Very comfortable trip from Vienna to Salzburg. Cleaning was modern, clean and comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Wow ! Fantastic travel"    
    Fantastic experience, my first travel from Prague to Vienna. Would recommend this trip for everyone, cannot praise the whole experience enough.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice Trip"    
    I had a nice trip.    Convenience
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