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 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.

Berlin Vienna 11:02 AU$ 157
Vienna Munich 03:55 AU$ 157
Zurich Vienna 07:50 AU$ 177
Salzburg Frankfurt 05:46 AU$ 194
Budapest Munich 07:01 AU$ 200
Zurich Budapest 11:14 AU$ 305
Salzburg Munich 01:29 AU$ 70
Salzburg Zurich 05:24 AU$ 158
Budapest Vienna 02:33 AU$ 67
Vienna Salzburg 02:22 AU$ 100
Budapest Salzburg 05:28 AU$ 144
Innsbruck Zurich 03:36 AU$ 111
Innsbruck Vienna 04:08 AU$ 128
Budapest Innsbruck 07:35 AU$ 211
Salzburg Innsbruck 01:42 AU$ 86
Stuttgart Salzburg 04:06 AU$ 138
Vienna Graz 02:30 AU$ 75
Frankfurt Linz 06:51 AU$ 188
Mannheim Salzburg 04:49 AU$ 174
Linz Munich 02:38 AU$ 113
Zurich Linz 06:33 AU$ 169
Landeck Zurich 02:46 AU$ 91
Zurich Bludenz 01:46 AU$ 70
Zurich St Anton Am Arlberg 02:19 AU$ 83
Zurich Feldkirch 01:29 AU$ 64
Zurich Langen Am Arlberg 02:12 AU$ 78
Otztal Zurich 03:12 AU$ 85

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

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.


Railjet 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.
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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Overall rating (65)

Value for money

Overall appreciation

Excellent 32% Very good 37% Average 20% Poor 5% Terrible 5%

  • "first leg of our trip"    
    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 "    
    trains were on time, clean and comfortable    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Mr"    
    Train was on time and comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Terrible experience"    
    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"    
    Very comfortable journey, lovely scenery through Swizaland    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Rail trip one"    
    Excellent journey, very quiet, comfortable carriage. Very crowded so reserved seats were a bonus.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Travelling with cases."    
    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"    
    Lovely scenic route, relaxed traveling style    Value for money  Convenience
    The quality of the train was very good. We were advised that the price charged was excessive    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Prague to Vienna"    
    A very comfortable and pleasant journey. Initially tricky to determine how to book as so many options when googling the train ticket purchase from Australia but once I found rail Europe all worked well. Finding right platform and right carriage at Prague also tricky but eventually worked out fine.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Across Europe"    
    Smooth and comfortable. Train ran exactly to time.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Prague Vienna 1st Class"    
    Enjoyable hassle free trip in a train both clean and comfortable,with friendly service.There could have been a little more attention from service staff..there were quite a few people for one person only to attend to.Better signage as to location of restaurant for non native speakers would be good too.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great trip"    
    Very good train trip with plenty to see - lovely countryside. Very efficient system    Value for money  Convenience
  • "free WiFi even in second class"    
    Austrian Railjet trains are great. Quick, clean and comfortable and they even have free WiFi throughout  
  • "Prague to Vienna "    
    This trip was fine. Paying a little extra for first class was worth it... seats were a little bigger and further apart. 1 3 rather than 2 2. It was disappointing that I could not book a seat facing in the direction of travel, even if this cost a little more. Cafe car and service good. There was an accident on our line so we had a small detour and were 30 minutes late but all re-arrangements by staff seemed to be handled calmly and well. For short trips in Europe it is a very peaceful way to travel compared with flying, and you arrive /leave from the centre of town.  
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