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$928
Vienna Munich 03:55 HK$928
Zurich Vienna 07:50 HK$1,049
Budapest Munich 07:01 HK$1,188
Frankfurt Salzburg 05:40 HK$1,151
Budapest Zurich 11:15 HK$1,810
Munich Salzburg 01:28 HK$334
Salzburg Zurich 05:24 HK$937
Budapest Vienna 02:33 HK$399
Vienna Salzburg 02:22 HK$594
Budapest Salzburg 05:28 HK$854
Innsbruck Zurich 03:36 HK$659
Vienna Innsbruck 04:08 HK$761
Budapest Innsbruck 07:35 HK$1,253
Innsbruck Salzburg 01:41 HK$510
Stuttgart Salzburg 04:06 HK$817
Frankfurt Linz 06:51 HK$1,114
Vienna Graz 02:30 HK$445
Mannheim Salzburg 04:49 HK$1,030
Linz Munich 02:38 HK$668
Linz Zurich 06:33 HK$1,002
Zurich Bludenz 01:46 HK$418
Zurich St Anton Am Arlberg 02:19 HK$492
Zurich Feldkirch 01:29 HK$381
Otztal Zurich 03:12 HK$501
Zurich Landeck 02:43 HK$538
Zurich Langen Am Arlberg 02:12 HK$464

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.

Interactive Rail Map

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Overall rating (65)

Value for money

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  • "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
  • "Need for speed"    
    The trip was nice and comfortable. The trains were very punctual. The only thing that i would suggest is to provide the tickets online as in i booked the tickets online and had to go to a travel agent here to collect the tickets. Now for that i had to travel and also incur a cost which is not a thing to do in this world of getting everything online. So kindly improve this and you guys are excellent.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Convenient stations"    
    I requested a journey from Budapest MAIN STATION (HBF) to Vienna MAIN STATION (HBF). Instead I was sent tickets for a station some 15 minutes from Budapest Main Station, which meant I had to pay a lot more for the taxi from my hotel to the station, and the station in Vienna was at least 15 minutes PAST Vienna's HB. I would have thought that you would normally issue tickets from Main Stations, not from secondary stations further down the line.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "pleasant "    
    My wife and I travelled through Europe during the summer and we used your train services twice - once from Zurich to Vienna and then again from Vienna to Prague and both times we had a really good trip! The staff on the train were very friendly and helpful. Thank you and I look forward in traveling with your company again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Impressed"    
    My wife and I had a very good and positive experience form using this train service. The trip was very comfortable – the only inconvenience was the fact that we could not really use the Wi-Fi – I think if the train is full, too many people are using the network and it is close to impossible to get connected. But that is something small and did not play a negative role in our very pleasant journey. I also found the people in the restaurant area to be very friendly and helpful at all times. Thank you for making that part of our trip through Europe so pleasant and memorable. Matthys Bekker    Value for money  Convenience
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