Railjet - Austria and beyond

Railjet - Austria and beyond

65 Reviews

Railjet

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

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Overview

Railjet - Austria and beyond

The ÖBB Railjet is a high-speed train linking the major cities of Austria, Germany and Hungary, a trek through some of the most stunning terrain in Europe. You can go from Vienna through Salzburg to Innsbruck, Bregenz and Zurich, and from Munich through Vienna to Budapest, Stuttgart, Mannheim and Frankfurt.

Unparalleled in its combination of speed, comfort, design and modernity, the Railjet represents a completely new service concept, even for the high standards of train excellence throughout Europe. More than generous in amenities and compartment space, and combined with a state-of-the-art interior, you’re all but guaranteed a trip filled with rest, relaxation and delight. You’ll find a beyond-the-basics Bistro car on every train, as well as some trains specially equipped with playing areas and video corners for children. And there are special facilities to make sure the disabled feel just as welcome. Not a single detail has been overlooked.

Frankly, there’s never been a train line with more thought put into it. So now it seems the only thing left to put in it is you.



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.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by Railjet
Second classFirst class
Rail Carrier DesignationClass of service for the Rail Carrier, as you might see on your ticket.EconomyFirst
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Snacks and beverages If you’re feeling hungry, treat yourself to something to eat or drink with snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Refreshing towel Keep yourself feeling great with a refreshing towel.
Newspapers & magazines Flip through a complimentary international/local newspaper or magazine as you enjoy the journey.
Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy seat with headrest.
Power sockets Keep your phone, laptop, or other devices charged while sitting in your seat.
Wi-Fi Stay connected with access to the internet. Check email, listen to music, or watch your favorite show with wireless internet on board.
Passenger Information System Stay informed with arrival times and connection details, in real time.
Restaurant car Offering a choice of drinks, snacks, and meals to enjoy along the way.
Kid Friendly Zone Keep young children entertained during the journey between cities.

Travel forum

From our travel community

Travel from ljublijana to prague june 2018 We are traveling from Ljublijana to Prague in June 2018. What is the fastest route? What is the most scenic route? Do we have to change trains? What are our ticketing options-it's a long trip and we want to be comfortable....Thank (...)

sandra | 18 February 2022 complete | 2 Comments
Getting from rome to salzburg (help) HelloI will be in Rome, Italy this June for a cruise. When the cruise is over - I would like to travel from Rome, Italy to Salzburg, Austria. When I put the logistics in - I am unsuccessful. Please (...)

Rosangel Serrano | 18 January 2023 complete | 4 Comments
Station - luggage lockers I would like travel to a city for a short visit, then travel to another city on the same day. Are there secure lockers to store luggage at the station while you see the city?

Michael McPhearson | 12 July 2023 complete | 50 Comments
Salzburg to zurich on railjet with only the austrian rail pass. best value I was going to buy the Austrian Rail pass but the last part of our trip is from Salzburg to Zurich for the flight back to the US. What is my best option for the Railjet from Salzburg to Zurich if we only have the Austrian Rail (...)

Ray Zic | 18 January 2016 complete | 4 Comments
Zurich to salzburg with swiss travel pass??? Trying to understand the cost of travel from Zurich to Salzburg return if I have a Swiss Travel Pass; the Rail Europe site shows the cost is only $14 pp each way which I gather is the cost of the reservation. Under Ticket Flexibility section, it (...)

Pierre Serre | 18 January 2004 complete | 4 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (65)
  • Convenience
    clean  |
    "very clean and comfortable but wifi wasn't good "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Christmas Vacation from USA |
    "The train ride was very good except for the luggage aspect. If you have multiple bags (which people from the US on a long trip may have) then it's difficult to find space to store your luggage and no one is assigned to help out. There were many people who didn't have seats. Thankfully, my wife and I booked assigned seats. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Straightforward trip |
    "The tickets came on time although you may wish to consider online tickets :) The train was fairly easy to find. It was a busy service but fairly comfortable. The wifi was terrible and it stopped at one station for so long, I think I could have walked the entire length of the train a few times ! "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Fantastic |
    "The only way to travel in Europe, no security checks, no arriving two hours before departing, comfortable seats, fantastic service. Fares were very reasonable for first class travel. We wish it was that easy to travel in Canada. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Best way to travel in Europe |
    "Train carraige clean and comfortable, Quality of food and service very good. Most important it runs on time to schedule. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Budapest- Vienna trip review |
    "all in all a very enjoyable experience. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    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 "

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FAQs

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