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Railjet trains are ÖBB’s high-speed service in Austria. Having been Introduced only a few years ago, these trains are modern, comfortable and will quickly get you where you need to be. Hop on a Railjet train and travel between the main cities in Austria, or go further afield to neighbouring countries like Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland.  

Read on to find out more about where Railjet trains can take you, the different ticket types and service levels available and how to buy your ÖBB Railjet tickets. 

ÖBB Railjet trains

These high-speed trains in Europe can travel at a giddy top speed of 230 km/h and cater to all kinds of travellers, from commuters to families to tourists. As we mentioned before, Railjet trains are the most modern service in ÖBB’s fleet, featuring comfortable seating, up-to-date facilities and designated family and quiet areas so everyone can enjoy their journey. 

Family zone – designed with kids in mind, this area features games, a children’s cinema, nappy-changing facilities and room for prams. You can find the family zone in the last Second-Class carriage on Railjet trains (usually carriage 21 of 31).  

Quiet zone – ideal for those who want to get some work done or just fancy a bit of peace and quiet. These are located throughout First and Second-Class carriages (usually 27, 37, 23 or 33)  

Railjet classes

There are three different levels of service available on Railjet trains – Economy, First Class and Business Class – each with their own amenities. Find out more about each of the classes you can travel in on Railjet trains below.

Economy Class

If you’re travelling in Economy (Second Class), you can enjoy –  

  • Modern comfortable seating with folding tables  
  • One power socket between every two seats  
  • A trolley service offerings drinks and snacks 

First Class

When travelling in First Class on Railjet trains, you can enjoy – 

  • Individually adjustable leather seating with extra leg room  
  • Power sockets at every seat
  • A cabin service offering food and drinks from the onboard restaurant served directly to your seat

Business Class

Upgrade your First Class ticket to enjoy the following benefits of Railjet Business Class –  

  • Ergonomically shaped leather seating with adjustable back and leg rests.  
  • Large folding tables  
  • Power sockets at every seat  
  • A welcome drink of your choice  
  • Cabin service 

ÖBB Railjet tickets

The ÖBB ticket system is easy to understand. For most routes, tickets can be booked up to six months in advance – if you know the dates you’d like to travel, booking in advance can often save you money.

If you’re booking Railjet tickets on our website or app, simply put your origin and destination stations into our Journey Planner above and look for the journeys with the Railjet logo.   

You can travel with the following tickets on ÖBB Railjet trains –  

Super Sparpreis

The least flexible of all the ticket types, you must travel on the train you originally booked at the specified time. These are strictly non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

Sparpreis

A semi-flexible ticket option, it’s only valid for your selected train. However, reimbursement is possible up until the day before your travel date, for a fee of €10. The refund will be given in the form of a voucher.

Flexpreis

These tickets are the most flexible for those who wish to change their travel dates and times. Flexpreis tickets allow for free exchange and/or a refund until midnight the day before departure.

 

Take the Railjet to Vienna Airport

Railjet trains make it easy to travel to the Vienna International Airport from Vienna’s main station  Vienna Hbf.

Trains from Vienna to Vienna Airport depart twice an hour daily and the journey takes around 15 minutes on these high-speed trains.  

Good to know

Before you set off on your ÖBB Railjet journey, find answers to some commonly asked questions below. 

Yes. Children can travel on ÖBB trains for free until one day before their 6th birthday. Children up to the age of 14 pay half the standard price, and from 15, must pay full ticket prices. 

Yes, you can. Bikes are permitted on most local and long-distance trains. You’ll need to buy a separate bicycle ticket though, which costs 10% of a full price Second-Class ticket for the route you’re travelling on (minimum fee of €2).   

For international routes, you’ll need a “Biking International Ticket” that costs €12. 

Yes, WiFi is free on all domestic Austrian routes. You can also gain access to the ÖBB online entertainment service, including live travel updates, access to newspapers and magazines, and the ORF TVthek and Fidelio – a platform for classical music.     

Pets can be taken on most ÖBB trains as long as they are carried in transport boxes, which will be considered as a piece of luggage. 

If you’re travelling with a dog, you will have to book a whole compartment. There’s also an extra fee which can be paid on the train or at the ÖBB ticket booth pre-boarding. The fee is waived if you’re using an assistance dog.

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