ÖBB railjet: Munich - Vienna every 2 hours
The railjet is a new high-speed ÖBB (Austrian Railways) train which was introduced with the change of timetable in 2008/9 and reaches speeds of 230 km/h (143 mph). The first route Munich – Vienna - Budapest has been in operation since December 2008, with the second route Vienna – Salzburg - Bregenz (- Zurich) following in December 2009. On completion of the current track improvement works, a journey time of 2 hours 15 minutes between Salzburg and Vienna is planned.
With its special dedicated Business Compartments, railjet has set a new style in the world of European trains. Passengers in First Class can take advantage of extremely spacious seating, reclining leather armchairs with extra legroom, a reading light, a drink, a wide choice of newspaper, screens with live updates/connections and departure/arrival times, and much more for just EUR 15.00 supplement!
First Class and Economy Class are also available for all passengers. Services and advantages include:
- Power sockets
- At-seat service
- Childrens’ ‘cinema’
- Trolley service
- Luggage racks
All tickets can be booked online apart from Premium Class seats. Otherwise tickets can be booked by calling +44 (0)8718 80 80 66 (calls cost 8p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks or mobiles may cost more)
Since December 2008, the ÖBB railjet has been operating a daily service connecting Munich with Salzburg and Vienna with Budapest. The journey from Munich to Vienna takes approximately 4 hours and to Budapest approx. 7.5 hours.