Railjet - Austria and beyond

Railjet - Austria and beyond


Railjet, modern Austrian high speed trains linking major cities of Austria, Germany and Hungary.

  • Budapest - Vienna: 02:36
  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • High Speed trains


Railjet, Austria


Railjet - Austria and beyond

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.

Practical information

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

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.
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.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by Railjet
First classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. First Economy
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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Reviews & ratings

  • Great Train Trip | . | 2017/01/19
    "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. "

  • Value for money
    Across the Alps | John s. | 2017/01/16
    "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. "

  • mountain trip | . | 2017/01/06
    "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 | . | 2016/12/14
    "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 | . | 2016/11/02
    "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. "

  • Value for money
    Luggage | Brian k. | 2016/10/25
    "Need more space for heavy luggage "

  • Value for money
    Wonderful, easy travelling | Diane m. | 2016/10/21
    "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
    Good service to use | Kathryn b. | 2016/10/18
    "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
    Departure Station | John g. | 2016/10/14
    "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. "

  • Slow trip ,little food left | . | 2016/10/11
    "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 !!! "

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Do I need to buy a train ticket for children or infants?

  • Q. Can I share my rail pass with others (family, friends, or charity)?

  • Q. What are the fees associated with getting a train ticket refunded?

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  • Q. Is dinner and/or breakfast included with my reservation on an overnight train?

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