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 Bludenz 01:46 € 45
Zurich Otztal 03:11 € 63
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)

Value for money

Overall appreciation

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

  • "Prague to Vienna "    
    Very pleasant train journey. The train was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our trip.    Value for money
  • "Good trip"    
    All great and convenient ride between cities.  
  • "Excellent service "    
    Great service very comfortable,clean toilets that worked after a very bad experience a few days before on another service we were worried but enjoyed this one.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "too expensive"    
    too expensive compare with buy ticket from counter on site; it's better to show e-ticket rather than asking us to pay extra delivery fee    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Rama-Reddy Family in Eastern E"    
    Enjoyed the train journey from Budapest to Vienna. Would prefer to leave from the station in Vienna instead of Kelenfoe.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good Train "    
    Train very ontime and also clean inside and outside,  
  • "Lost My Book...."The Prize""    
    I was reading the book.... Went to the wash room, and then to the pantry to pick up a snack, leaving the book in the sleeve behind the seat in front... Lo and Behold.... When I return, the Book was gone.... Never imagined this can happen in a First Class Cabin.... Other than this the journey was comfortable.  
  • "Thoroughly enjoyable"    
    I thoroughly enjoyed my train ride between Vienna airport and Salzburg. The facilities were clean,. the wait staff was veruy cordial and the experience overall was just super!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Vienna - Salzburg"    
    I had booked my ticket on Second class category. Unfortunately I didn't find any seat available till next stop. I found it was a very difficult situation as I was with family and carrying baggages. I would request you implement seat allocation for second class same as other EU countries. Regards,    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable and easy"    
    This was our first trip to Europe and our only train ride. The train station was organized and easy to navigate. Though we thought the price of the tickets was high compared to flying, it was a very comfortable ride.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice and Comfortable "    
    The experience was great. the journey was smooth and comfortable. the arrival and departure timing were perfect. restaurant staff was very helpful    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Pleasant journey"    
    The first train ride in Europe, I feel very convenient, clear instructions, and safe and efficient    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Discover Europe by Railjet"    
    We wanted to experience countryside Europe and were excited with our decision to travel from Prague to Vienna by rail. The Rail Europe network is well-connected and an enjoyable journey. We were happy with our plans and would definitely use Rail jet once again. A free welcome drink would've sealed the deal for us in First class.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "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
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