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 Amsterdam 06:24 € 118
Berlin Frankfurt 04:32 € 117
Frankfurt Munich 03:47 € 107
Berlin Prague 04:27 € 78
Munich Zurich 04:11 € 85
Munich Vienna 03:57 € 85
Zurich Vienna 07:44 € 114
Munich Budapest 07:05 € 121
Zurich Budapest 11:14 € 138
Munich Salzburg 01:29 € 34
Vienna Budapest 02:40 € 38
Frankfurt Cologne 02:23 € 48
Salzburg Zurich 05:18 € 96
Vienna Salzburg 02:22 € 54
Salzburg Budapest 05:30 € 78
Stuttgart Frankfurt 01:28 € 68
Munich Innsbruck 01:52 € 35
Zurich Innsbruck 03:26 € 70
Stuttgart Munich 02:05 € 55
Stuttgart Zurich 02:51 € 50
Vienna Innsbruck 04:09 € 79
Hamburg Berlin 01:52 € 82
Dusseldorf Munich 06:20 € 143
Berlin Dresden 02:04 € 44
Cologne Stuttgart 03:25 € 83
Frankfurt Nuremburg 02:06 € 51
Heidelberg Frankfurt 00:53 € 27
Dresden Prague 02:18 € 33
Cologne Luxembourg 03:17 € 51
Munich Nuremburg 01:36 € 52

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.


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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    "Wonderful Scenery"

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


      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

    "Excellent Ride"

      Arlene b.  17/07/2014
    We had reserved second class tickets with seats from the US ahead of time. The tickets were sent to us by DHL and arrived within less than a week. The cost was quite a bit more expensive than if we bought them in Budapest but it was more convenient to have them ahead of time and not waste time or deal with not getting a seat on the train we wanted at the last minute. The second class train car is plush with large upholstered seats and twice as much leg room as on a plane. It is much less expensive than first class. The trip was great.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Nice train"

      Sotaro m.  16/07/2014
    The train itself was nice and clean, comfortable. But unfortunately, the seats of my husband and me were next to the baggage space. The big and heavy suitcases fell down many times toward us and we had to fix them whenever that happened. In addition, we had to sit with our backs toward the engine during the travel. It is not good.    Value for money  Convenience


      Anna d.  08/07/2014
    After leaving Prague, we were told that we had to board buses due to construction for part of the track. Train staff did not speak English and we were explained this by another passenger. We boarded buses from 1970, had to get off and reboard another train, then switch cars based on our final destination. Extremely uncomfortable, confusing, and we probably should've been told this before we even left. Lugging a 50lb suitcase on 3 different trains and a bus was not in my travel plans. I would've rented a car if I knew this would happen.    Value for money  Convenience

    "trip "

      Mohammed a.  05/07/2014
    The flight was beautiful, but I have a few observations: The ticket price there cheaper than when purchased through your site Train speed slower than what the length of the duration of the trip There is no TV or Internet for use during the trip    Value for money  Convenience

    "Eurorail experience"

      Dinakar Singaram m.  30/06/2014
    rail euro journey was a fantastic experience- they are very efficient, give good instructions, very clean and tidy, the routes are very scenic and breathtaking- epecially the venice to innsbruck journey. few drawbacks are- in places elevators and escalators are not functioning, which makes it very difficult when you have luggage and if you are weak.otherwise the journeys are a treat- we enjoyed them. Dinakar Singaram Muniswamy    Value for money  Convenience


      Vaughn d.  27/06/2014
    The biggest drawback to the travel was inconsistent Wi-Fi. The rest of the travel was wonderful. I enjoyed my journey. I would certainly do it again.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Salzburg to Prague via Linz"

      Rohit g.  21/06/2014
    We traveled from Salzburg to Prague via Linz. The trip till Linz was comfortable and as per our expectation. But the second phase from Linz to Prague was the worst nightmare we had, ranging from no pantry, faulty air-conditioning, and dirty seats.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Enjoyable trip"

      Man Ying Shirley c.  19/06/2014
    Though the ride was about 5 hours, it seemed like much shorter as the seat was comfortable plus the picturesque scenery, its quite a relaxing trip.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Vienna to Budapest"

      James l.  17/06/2014
    Very comfortable trip. It would have been nice to have someone or something on the station platform to tell us where our car would be located; it was a little nerve wracking not to know where to stand. Finally, some local person told us. Also, there was confusion on the ticket; the destination read "Kelenfoe", but the real destination was the central RR station. I know that some people got off in error at Kelenfoe instead of going to the final stop.    Value for money  Convenience

    "First time with Railjet"

      Mary Jane c.  22/05/2014
    It was great and convenient. Train comes on time and is clean.    Value for money  Convenience

    "profesional service "

      Gerardo u.  10/05/2014
    Our trip and the service on the railjet fulfilled our expection overall.    Convenience

    "Nice ride - wrong destination"

      Paul h.  02/05/2014
    When I purchased this ticket I asked to go from Vienna to the downtown Budapest train station. I booked a private car to take us from there to the dock. Kelenfoe is not the downtown Budapest train station. Luckily the conductor allowed us to continue the ride from Kelenfoe to he next stop. This could have been a major problem.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Vienna - Budapest Trip"

      Kimberley b.  29/04/2014
    Railjet delivered the tickets to us. The tickets were easy to read and we had no difficulties in our travel.    Value for money  Convenience

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