Railjet - Austria and beyond
- Budapest - Vienna: 02:36
- Book up to 60 days in advance
- High Speed trains
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.
|Langen Am Arlberg||Zurich||02:12||$60|
|St Anton Am Arlberg||Zurich||02:22||$63|
Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.
- 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
|Second class||First class|
|Rail Carrier DesignationClass of service for the Rail Carrier, as you might see on your ticket.||Economy||First|
|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.|
Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. Are the fares offered on your website based on live availability ?
A. Yes, in most cases. The fares displayed on our website are based on current seat availability at the time you requested the fares and schedules for your journey. our booking engine has a direct link to the inventory of many European rail carriers including SNCF, Eurostar, Thalys, DB, Trenitalia, RENFE, the UK’s Association Of Train Operating Companies, and more.
There are some routes which we can only display a cached price at the time of quotation, based on generally available fares for those trains. Actual confirmation of space and fare occurs upon completion of your order. If there are any issues, you’ll be contacted.
Q. Can I request preferences for assigning my seat, such as a forward facing seat, a window, or an aisle ?
A. You can make a request for seat locations on the train for some trains, the option will be presented to you when you select a specific train ticket fare. Seat selections cannot be guaranteed, but will be taken into consideration when the reservation is completed. If confirming a seat preference is essential, please contact us prior to booking using the Contact Us page.
Q. What should I do if I missed my scheduled train ? Can I take the next one ?
A. If you’re traveling with open tickets, you can take any train that doesn’t require a reservation, traveling on the route for which your open ticket was issued.
If you have an open train ticket and a reservation, you can forfeit your reservation and still use your open ticket on a train running on the same route that doesn’t require a reservation.
If your train ticket is a combined ticket and reservation, then you cannot simply board the next train. You may need to purchase a new train ticket for that train or exchange your current ticket for a new one.
First, read the exchange conditions for your train ticket. This can be found printed with your actual ticket if you have a paper ticket, or on your Rail Europe email invoice. This will allow you to determine whether your train ticket is exchangeable or not.
If you have a non-exchangeable ticket you will have to purchase a new train ticket, regardless of the delivery method of your ticket.
If you have a semi-flexible or flexible ticket (i.e. your train ticket can be exchanged for a fee and/or under certain conditions), then you may be able to exchange your current ticket for a new one. In general, these exchanges must take place prior to the train’s departure.
Contact us as soon as possible to initiate the exchange process, before the train’s departure. If you are unable to reach us by phone, seek the assistance of a station agent. Never board a train with a train ticket that includes a reservation for a different train, unless specifically authorized to do so by a railway official.
Q. What happens if I board a train with my rail pass but forgot to purchase a reservation ?
A. We suggest advising the conductor as soon as possible of the situation and purchase the required reservation. If you’re traveling on a train that requires a reservation you could be fined.
Q. If I bought my rail pass from another company, can I still book my seat reservations through Rail Europe ?
A. Yes. You can book your reservation with Rail Europe regardless of where you purchased your rail pass.
Q. What do I do if no one comes to check my train ticket or rail pass ?
A. It’s best to keep your travel documents (train ticket, rail pass, and/or reservation) out and ready to be checked by a conductor. If for any reason a conductor does not come by to check your train ticket or rail pass during your entire journey, no worries. Simply get off the train at your destination station and continue with your travel plans.
Please keep in mind that you will need a valid rail pass or train ticket to travel on board trains in Europe. If your pass or ticket were not looked at, it is an unusual occurrence.
Q. Can I sit in Second class if I have a First class rail pass ?
A. Yes you can, provided there is an available seat. If you are traveling on a train that requires reservations, you can reserve your seat in Second class with a First class rail pass (subject to availability). Please note that there will be no refund given for the difference in fare
Q. What are the fees associated with getting a train ticket refunded ?
A. The first type of fee is carrier penalties. These are charges determined by the rail carrier depending on the exchange and refund conditions associated with your original train ticket. For example, there may be a 15% penalty assessed for exchanges, which means that only 85% of the value of the original ticket will be carried over for the purchase of a new ticket. Or there may be a fixed penalty charged for exchanges, or no fee at all.
When browsing fares on our website, you can read a brief description of each fare flexibility level, and then see the full exchange and refund conditions for each fare.
Once you have booked a train ticket with us, its exchange and refund rules will be indicated in your Rail Europe booking confirmation email, as well as printed with your train ticket and/or on the ticket jacket in the case of paper tickets. Please note that train tickets must be received for exchange or refund within the allowed time frame mentioned in the exchange and refund conditions.
The second type of fee is Rail Europe’s administrative fee. This fee is charged in addition to applicable carrier penalties. The processing fee is 7% of the cost of the original train ticket.
Q. Do the prices quoted on the website include all fees and taxes ?
A. Fares quoted in our booking engine do not include fees. Depending on the booking delivery method you choose some fees may apply, like a delivery fee, and a processing fee. All fees will be visible to you during checkout. Rail Europe does not collect sale tax on products sold on our sites.
Q. Once on the train platform, how can I find my car ? Is there a difference between where first and second class carriages are located or how they look on the outside ?
A. Typically you will see a (1) or a (2) or the words “First” or “Second” or a combination of both on the outside of the train car indicating First or Second class. Once you board the train, you’ll notice that some trains have inside indicators for first or second class. Some high speed trains have headrest covers that state the class of service.
For certain high speed trains such as the Thalys, TGV, or Eurostar you’ll also find displays right on the platform indicating where each car of the train will be located for boarding. You can use this chart to find the mark on the platform corresponding to the car you would like to board. It is a good rule of thumb to arrive at the station early so that you can find the train and the right car matching the class of service on your pass or ticket.
And of course, you can always ask a railway official or conductor for assistance.