Railjet - Austria and beyond
- 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 Railjet trains are the new high-speed service operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). They currently run at speeds of up to 200km/h but there are plans to travel even faster (up to 230km/h). Railjet takes passengers on a pretty route through the Bavarian countryside all the way to the Alps and Germany and Switzerland, with wonderful views along the way. The trains are comfortable with modern fittings and furnishings and generous legroom.
Popular journeys and travel durations
The most popular destinations with Railjet are Budapest, Vienna, Munich, Salzburg and Zurich.
|Zurich||St Anton Am Arlberg||02:19||AU$ 82|
|Langen Am Arlberg||Zurich||02:12||AU$ 78|
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
Stations are well-equipped and include services such as car rental, left-luggage facilities, shops, tourist information and restaurants and shops. Passengers travelling in first class can use the Club Lounge at Vienna station to relax before departure.
OnboardRailjet offers a first class and second class service. First class passengers can enjoy in-seat meals but the bistro restaurant may be more to your taste.
|First class||Second class|
|Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. small>||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>|
|Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom. small>|
|Refresher towel Great way to cleanse, recharge and revitalize. small>|
|Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat. small>|
|WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board. small>|
|Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride. small>|
Interactive Rail Map
- A. No, but we do offer discounted rate for many of our tickets and passes for Youth passengers. To qualify for a Youth Pass, you must be under age 26 on the first day of travel.
- A. Also known as the red train, Thalys trains link Paris to the gems of Northern Europe: Brussels in 1 hour and 22 minutes, Amsterdam in 3 hours and 18 minutes, and Cologne in 3 hours and 14 minutes. On a seasonal basis (from the end of December till mid - April), Thalys Snow travels from Brussels Midi to the ski resorts in Chambéry, Albertville, Moutiers, Aime-la-Plagne, Landry and Bourg-St-Maurice, every Saturday without any stops.
- A. Eurostar is a reservation-only service and bookings can be taken up to 6 months in advance. Also bear in mind that Eurostar is not included in the Eurail pass or France Rail Pass program but you can still get a discount on Eurostar when buying a pass.
- A. If you are having trouble determining what is the best pass for you, click on the blue square button " Search passes ". You'll be helped, on line, to select the best pass for your trip.
- A. Thalys trains offer two classes of travel: 1st class with Comfort 1 and 2nd class with Comfort 2. In Comfort 1, reclining seats will offer you a high level of comfort. Sockets for laptop or mobile phone are also available on some carriages as well as free newspapers on major routes. Wi-Fi is free in Thalys Comfort 1 and in 2nd class with flexible tickets. In 2nd class (Comfort 2), you will get access to a bar-buffet car offering food and refreshments for purchase. Wi-Fi is available at an additional cost in second class for more restrictive tickets.
- 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. In most cases, railpasses are not accepted on city transportation systems such as buses and subways. Passes will generally cover local commuter trains that are above ground. The exception to this is the Swiss Pass, which is valid for transportation in 37 Swiss cities.
- A. Eurostar offers 3 classes of service: 2 for 1st class and 1 for 2nd class. Business Premier which offers priority express check-in at the terminals, a dedicated ticket desk for check in, access to the Eurostar Executive lounges, spacious reclining seats with generous legroom, wifi access at the terminals, a dedicated coach for business travelers, complimentary newspapers, 3-course meal with refreshments at your seat. Leisure Select offers spacious reclining seats with generous legroom, complimentary newspapers, and 3-course meal with refreshments at your seat. Standard class (2nd class) offers generous legroom and access to a bar-buffet car where a selection of food and beverages are available for purchase.
- A. You can use your Swiss pass in the whole Swiss Travel System: in all trains, Postbuses, ships, buses and even trams.
- A. No you can’t. You need to buy your Swiss pass before coming to Europe.
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Reviews & ratings Railjet - Austria and beyond
Overall rating (65)
Overall appreciationExcellent 32% Very good 37% Average 20% Poor 5% Terrible 5%
- "Sardines on wheels" . 02/11/2016
A commuter train is just that. . .crammed into hard seats like sardines for the trip. Was not impressed with station staff in Salzberg when trying to get suitcases off before the commute continued on its journey.
- "Luggage" Brian k. 25/10/2016
Need more space for heavy luggage Value for money Convenience
- "Wonderful, easy travelling" Diane m. 21/10/2016
How easy was this travelling by train - very easy. The train ran on time, it was clean, comfortable and loved every minute of my trip from Budapest to Prague. Serving of food and beverages was terrific and staff were very professional. The train change in Vienna was so easy and the information screens kept you informed at all times. Would highly recommend this style of travelling. Will certainly do it again. The glass waiting room on the platform was ideal and great protection from the elements and so easy to see your next train connection coming. Fabulous Rail Europe, we could learn a lot from you. Value for money Convenience
- "Good service to use" Kathryn b. 18/10/2016
I was impressed with the ease of travel using the online service, especially when it also including organising my seat allocation when booking. The trains were heavily booked and without this service, I may have been standing for the entire journey! I gave the 4 stars for convenience purely because of the situation of the Kelenfoe Station at the end of the Green Line and not the more central railway station. My rail travels really were a stress free and enjoyable way to travel! Value for money Convenience
- "Departure Station" John g. 14/10/2016
Our ticket was from Kelenford Station which was the most inhospitable place to go and catch our train to Zurich. No signage in English, nobody spoke English and man in ticket office in station building held up his hand 3 times to indicate that it was platform 15 that the train left from. There are no ramps or lift to platform level only stairs from the subway which runs under the tracks. The main Keleti Station would have been more suitable departure point. The trip after we got on was very good, the service during trip good so was the seating Overall good apart from departure station. Value for money Convenience
- "Slow trip ,little food left" . 11/10/2016
I was amazed that the train was so slow a lot of the time. I was more amazed that staff said the train had not be restocked for the return trip to Prague, There was very little you could buy to eat ot to drink !!!
- "Easy and comfortable" Andrew m. 02/10/2016
Travelled Munich to Salzburg by fast train, lovely comfortable way to go and nice scenery as well. Much better than the stress of driving new roads. Value for money Convenience
- "first leg of our trip" Susan l. 25/09/2016
Once we found the correct platform we were set. Easy to find carriage with the number displayed on the door. Purchasing our tickets through Raileurope was the best way to go having them delivered to our home and in our hand was a very secure feeling. Value for money Convenience
- "train trip " Geoffrey Michael s. 17/09/2016
trains were on time, clean and comfortable Value for money Convenience
- "Mr" Ashley c. 12/09/2016
Train was on time and comfortable. Value for money Convenience
- "Terrible experience" Gian w. 05/09/2016
I booked a ticket online and it didn't arrive before I left - I thought my receipt would be sufficient, and even though RailEurope had my details and could see I had bought a ticket, I still had to purchase another ticket as I did not have it in paper. Value for money Convenience
- "Train ride" Nicola s. 29/08/2016
Very comfortable journey, lovely scenery through Swizaland Value for money Convenience
- "Rail trip one" Quentin l. 19/08/2016
Excellent journey, very quiet, comfortable carriage. Very crowded so reserved seats were a bonus. Value for money Convenience
- "Travelling with cases." . 12/08/2016
We love train travel but think this will be our last train trip. The seats were comfortable, fares were good value, the train was convenient. BUT....... There is nowhere to place suitcases Travelling with cases is extremely difficult and had all seats in our compartment been occupied, it would have been impossible. The parcel rack is OK for parcels or small cases but not meant for larger cases. Realize there its nothing that can be done about this, it is the design of the train carriages. G Edwards
- "Austria" Hal r. 20/07/2016
Lovely scenic route, relaxed traveling style Value for money Convenience