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.
|Langen Am Arlberg||Zurich||02:12||AU$ 78|
|St Anton Am Arlberg||Zurich||02:22||AU$ 83|
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. Yes, you may need to make a reservation. All trains that travel internationally will require reservations. All night trains and high-speed trains will require reservations. Most trains in these countries will require reservations: France, Spain, and Italy.
- A. You can print your TGV ticket directly from your printer at home or retrieve it from the self-service machines available at the train stations before boarding your TGV train.
- A. A saver pass is a discount rate for a group of 2-5 passengers traveling together at all times. All names will be printed on a single pass, therefore passengers will not be able to travel independently.
- 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. The Eurail Select Pass is valid on trains operated by the national railways of the three to five bordering countries you select. However, some trains require seat reservations. For example, for many high-speed services, international trains, scenic trains and all night trains, an advance reservation is compulsory.
- 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. The best option for 3 passengers is a T3 if it is available. T3 compartments are not offered on all trains. If a T3 is not available then passengers will be advised to divide their party. You can also book a T4 or T6 based on availability and restrictions.
- 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.
Q. Is it possible to travel from Cologne to Brussels by ICE and back by Thalys with a German Rail Pass Extension coupon?A. You can only travel from Cologne to Brussels with ICE trains. The extension is not valid on the Thalys train. There are 4 daily ICE trains between Germany and Belgium.
- A. Yes, there is a catering service on board Italo trains. While there are 2 Area break with self-service vending machines, there are no bar/restaurant coaches. From the vending machines which are in coach 3 and 7, you can but hot and cold drinks as well as snacks. Passengers in Club and Prima class will be offered a catering service at an extra cost, which you must pay once on board. You can order the Italo breakfast, if you are travelling in the early morning between Milan and Rome.
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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%
- "Great Train Trip" . 19/01/2017
The journey by train was fantastic very comfy and no hassles easy to see the country side and very convenient way to travel between cities. Would definitely travel by train again when in Europe.
- "Across the Alps" John s. 16/01/2017
Our trip from Vienna to Innsbruck by rail was excellent. Very few passengers in our coach meant plenty of empty seats and windows to view out of. The countryside was beautiful. One minute you are looking at open farmland, the next mountain tops covered in snow. The four and half hours disappeared quickly, from boarding the train in Vienna and the next you are alighting in Innsbruck. I would recommend this train trip to any traveler fortunate enough to be holidaying in Austria. Both Vienna and Innsbruck are two cities you need to put in your must visit. Value for money Convenience
- "mountain trip" . 06/01/2017
this is a good train, we a family of 9, including a 1 year old were comfortable and seated near to each other, though not all.
- "Good trip" . 14/12/2016
Our trip on the RJ service waas good. Comfortable, value for money and very convenient. I would always use the trains throughout Europe. Staff at terminal were also very helpful with questions.
- "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