Railjet is the name of a high-speed train run by ÖBB between Austria, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland. State-of-the-art equipment, maximum comfort, contemporary design and an exclusive service offer are the keywords of Railjet. Reservation is possible but not compulsory for Eurail pass holders.
There are direct Railjet connections between:
- Munich (Germany) – Vienna (Austria) – Budapest (Hungary)
- Vienna (Austria) – Salzburg (Austria) – Innsbruck (Austria) – Bregenz (Austria) – Zürich (Switzerland)
- Vienna (Austria) – Graz (Austria)
- Vienna (Austria – Villach (Austria)
From Budapest (station: Budapest-Keleti) to Vienna (station: Wien-Westbahnhof) it takes no more than 3 hours by Railjet. On its way from Budapest to Vienna the train also stops in Budapest-Kelenföld, Györ, Hegyeshalom and Vienna-Meidling.
From Munich (station: München Hauptbahnhof) to Budapest (station: Budapest-Keleti) it takes about 6,5 hours. On its way from Munich to Budapest the train also stops in Salzburg, Linz, St. Pölten, Wien-Westbahnhof, Vienna Meidling, Hegyeshalom, Györ and Budapest-Kelenföld.
Eurail pass conditions
Eurail pass holders are entitled to travel by Railjet (if your pass is valid in the countries that you travel through). Reservation of a seat is not required, but is possible at an additional fee of €3.50. A 2nd class Eurail pass is valid in Economy Class and a 1st class pass is valid in First Class. 1st class pass holders can travel in Premium Class for an additional fee of €25, which includes a reserved seat. You can make reservations in advance at larger stations, or on the train itself if there are seats left.
As a Railjet passenger you can choose between three classes:
Expect ergonomic seats with comfortable legroom and spacious luggage racks. Laptop tables and power outlets are provided.
Travel in comfortable leather seats in spacious compartments. A 1st class ticket includes a welcome drink, a cold towel and an extensive range of newspapers and magazines.
Relax in a comfortable chair which can be adjusted according to your needs. Your ticket includes a large selection of snacks, warm and cold beverages, newspapers and magazines and a hot towel.
In the Railjet bistro you can enjoy a culinary highlight or just a coffee at the bar. You can also get yourself something to eat and drink to take back to your seat. Timetable information is displayed on 80 monitors throughout the train and digital maps show you the actual route of your train. Railjet offers special equipment and services to passengers with limited mobility.
More info at OBB website.