Railjet - Austria and beyond
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- Budapest - Vienna: 02:36
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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.
|Salzburg – Vienna||2h 45|
|Budapest – Vienna||3h|
|Munich – Budapest||6h 30|
|Vienna – Zurich||8h|
Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- 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) :
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.
|First class||First class||Second class|
|Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. small>||Premium||First||Economy|
|Passenger Information System Real time information about arrival times and connections. small>|
|Restaurant car Drinks, snacks and delicious meals, to make the most of your trip. small>|
|Kid’s facilities Children cinema are certain to keep younger ones happy. small>|
|Snacks and beverages Whenever you feel peckish, you can buy something on board to eat or drink. small>|
|Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip. small>|
|Refresher towel Great way to cleanse, recharge and revitalize. small>|
Interactive Rail Map
- A. We offer an exclusive Rail Protection Plan that provides compensation to you in the case of loss or theft in Europe. The nominal fee is a small price to pay for some big peace-of-mind. The complete policy can be reviewed under "About Us". Note: The Rail Protection Plan fee is non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
- A. You will need to first figure out who wants to share, and who does not. Once you have your travel party broken down, request the number of passengers who want to share a room together and request as either a 1, 2 or 3 person room. Request each compartment separately until all passengers have been reserved in a room.
- A. Toilets are easily accessible on all the trains and are usually marked with the letters WC. Toilets can usually be found at the front or back of each train car (also known as a coach), and will include a sink, toilet and a locking door.
- A. Yes you can buy a German Rail Pass separately from your German Rail Pass. However, you will have to use it in complementary with your German Rail Pass. We strongly recommend that you buy your Extension together with your rail pass, so as to make sure that you are going to receive them at the same time.
- A. Like most high-speed train services, you’ll need to reserve a seat to travel on Frecciarossa trains. For holders of Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select Pass (including Italy) / Eurail France-Italy pass / Eurail Greece-Italy / Eurail Italy Pass, just remember that you need to validate your pass before boarding a Frecciarossa train.
- A. Yes, you may travel as many times are you like between countries that are on your pass.
- A. Dining cars are available on most long distance trains. Normally, you can just walk into most dining cars, sit down, and eat without a reservation, but you are welcome to make a reservation for a meal when mealtime is busy, or when the train attendant announces the opening of the dining car. If your train does not have a dining car, it is likely to offer passengers a buffet bar car. On local trains, there may be an attendant with a snack cart who travels from car to car, selling snacks and beverages. Train Dining cars are part of the train experience and is unrivaled by any other means of transportation. In some trains the quality of the food and the wine is up to the standard of a gourmet restaurant.
- A. Yes. Passengers can use baggage lockers which are found between the coaches. However they have to make a 1 euro deposit. There are also luggage areas at the end of the carriage which can be used without any supplement.
- A. Check-in is usually open 30 minutes before AVE train leaves and is closed 2 minutes before departure. Also, bear in mind that ticket control and passport checks will occur before boarding AVE Trains. For travellers carrying Eurail Pass including Spain – just remember that you need to validate your pass prior to boarding AVE trains and get a reservation.
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Reviews & ratings
Overall rating (65)
Overall appreciationExcellent 32% Very good 37% Average 20% Poor 5% Terrible 5%
"Only one negative"Vincent r.
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"Lianne h. 17/01/2015
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"Lisa f. 14/01/2015
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"Trevor p. 14/01/2015
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"Dimitrios b. 12/01/2015
easy Value for money Convenience
"CLEAN AND EXPENSIVE"Elissavet s. 04/01/2015
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"Patricio m. 24/12/2014
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
"From Budapest Kelenfoe to Wien"Chan s. 24/12/2014
The station is not the main station. I should go to the Kelenfoe station to get the train information about the platform number , and then go outside the station and run to the railway platform with big luggage to take the train. It is more convenient to take the train from Keleti Railway Station (Keleti Pályaudvar) Value for money Convenience
"delay"Dessy z. 30/11/2014
Love the view... this is a scenic train, but on my trip in this train there is a trouble with the train for 4 hours... the staff give us baverages, but hopely there was foods, at least breads or bdelay Value for money Convenience
"Budapest ->Vienna"Julia s. 16/11/2014
Very nice trip, everything went smoothly! Value for money Convenience
"Adventure "Salu t. 13/11/2014
Excellent attitude to your train attendant. I don't know his name. Though you had some train strike from German area, Rail Europe delivered it's commitment with reserved customers. Keep it up! Salu Thomas Value for money Convenience
"trip to Verona"James h. 12/11/2014
This was a very comfortable fast way to get to Innsbruck. The station at Innsbruck is smallish and well signed. Value for money Convenience
"good"Manuel j. 31/10/2014
I traveled in first class. The WiFi does not work properly. I expect something more than potatoes pack. Value for money Convenience
"Good journey Could improve "Alan r. 19/10/2014
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