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 HK$912
Munich Vienna 03:56 HK$912
Zurich Vienna 07:50 HK$1,030
Budapest Munich 07:01 HK$1,167
Frankfurt Salzburg 05:40 HK$1,131
Budapest Zurich 11:15 HK$1,778
Munich Salzburg 01:28 HK$328
Salzburg Zurich 05:24 HK$921
Budapest Vienna 02:33 HK$392
Vienna Salzburg 02:22 HK$584
Salzburg Budapest 05:24 HK$757
Innsbruck Zurich 03:36 HK$647
Vienna Innsbruck 04:08 HK$748
Budapest Innsbruck 07:35 HK$1,231
Innsbruck Salzburg 01:41 HK$502
Stuttgart Salzburg 04:06 HK$802
Frankfurt Linz 06:51 HK$1,094
Vienna Graz 02:30 HK$438
Mannheim Salzburg 04:49 HK$1,012
Linz Munich 02:38 HK$657
Linz Zurich 06:33 HK$985
Zurich Bludenz 01:46 HK$410
Zurich St Anton Am Arlberg 02:19 HK$483
Zurich Feldkirch 01:29 HK$374
Otztal Zurich 03:12 HK$492
Landeck Zurich 02:46 HK$529
Langen Am Arlberg Zurich 02:12 HK$456

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 boarding

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 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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F.A.Q

  • Q. How many classes does AVE train offer?

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  • Q. How do I get from the airport to a downtown train station?

  • Q. Is it possible to purchase a 2nd Class Eurail Select Pass instead of a 1st Class Eurail Select Pass?

  • Q. Can I buy my Eurail Italy pass once in Italy?

  • Q. What are the main destinations AVE trains connect to?

  • Q. In which train is the Swiss pass available?

  • Q.Can I request a seat facing forward?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Lyria tickets?

  • Q. Are there family passes?

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Overall rating (65)

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Overall appreciation

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  • "Straightforward trip"    
    The tickets came on time although you may wish to consider online tickets :) The train was fairly easy to find. It was a busy service but fairly comfortable. The wifi was terrible and it stopped at one station for so long, I think I could have walked the entire length of the train a few times!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fantastic"    
    The only way to travel in Europe, no security checks, no arriving two hours before departing, comfortable seats, fantastic service. Fares were very reasonable for first class travel. We wish it was that easy to travel in Canada.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Best way to travel in Europe"    
    Train carraige clean and comfortable, Quality of food and service very good. Most important it runs on time to schedule.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Budapest- Vienna trip review"    
    all in all a very enjoyable experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Business trip"    
    A very quiet and comfortable ride, beautiful scenery along the way. The seating are well organised. Seats are clean and seat no is easy to find. Very pleasant ambient.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Europe trip"    
    The biggest difficulty was with luggage. My wife said she traveled first class on another carrier and though this was comfortable, it didn't seem so first class. Seemed more like comfortable business class.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Amazing service"    
    I travelled from Zurich to salzburg. It was amazing conveniance as well as comfort. Scenery was great as well. However I used first class train that should have been more spacious and reclining seats should have been with leg cusioning as well    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Convenient,clean and reliable"    
    This trip of about 2 hours    Value for money  Convenience
  • "The better option for tourists"    
    The train service was very comfortable, clean and with excellent service for breakfast served at one's seat in the first class coach.Picture windows afford a wonderful view of the passing countryside while free wifi keeps you connected to the world ! would definitely recommend this is an option.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable "    
    Had a wonderful experience    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Vienna_salzburg"    
    No issues. Train very nice. Spacious seating. On time  
  • "Convenient. Trouble boarding. "    
    My cousin and I arrived at the platform about 20 minutes prior to departure. We reserved our seats when we purchased our tickets, which I recommend! Boarding was very difficult. There are no rail attendants or cart attendants so tourists are helping one another figure out what to do. The carts are not noticeably marked but luckily, we boarded the cart our reserved seats were on. Many people have luggage and there isn't much space so people were literally pushed up against one another, in the walkways etc. trying to find their seats and a place for luggage. After about 15 or so minutes of craziness, everyone had a seat and it was calm.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "comfortable scenic travel"    
    Would help to have information with the tickets re: availability of restaurant car for each leg (there was none on the 2nd leg) exact location of the initial train station The change of trains at Villach was very short. So, as it was between separate platforms, it was not friendly to the old or less mobile. Also, the information given by loud speaker on the train was no easy to understand, and no immediate information was given on the arrival platform that was easy to access for those not used to the local signs and systems.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Pleasant journey all round"    
    Travelled first class which certainly looked a lot more comfortable than second class. Table service was sometimes difficult to get hold off but the 'happy hour' menu initiative did make it feel much more affordable and privileged based on seats. On the value for money side, we had to choose flexible ticket via Rail Europe as the OBB website with non-flexible offerings wasn't working at payment stage. Could have saved a lot by buying direct if this wasn't the case as we didn't need the flexibility offered. Take things to do on this journey - the 4 hours is longer than you'd like to think with not much scenery to enjoy. No border control anywhere on the trip so you can keep passport safe without fear.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Clean and Easy"    
    Clean and Easy. However, Rail jet did not give us 1 4 seats, it would have been better.    Value for money  Convenience
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