My trip with ÖBB’s Railjet from Vienna to Munich. The trip with Railjet takes four hours from the (almost) city centre of Austria’s capital to the state capital of Bavaria. A plane is just no competition here. I have taken the Railjet many times, so it is about time for my personal review.

For the impatient bookers: Tickets for the Railjet can be purchased at Trainline and the ÖBB.




 

Departure in Vienna



The trip starts in Vienna’s main railway station at 08.30 on a Saturday morning.

Railjet in Munich
Railjet in Munich
Two Railjets in Vienna Central Station
Two Railjets in Vienna Central Station
Vienna Central Station
Vienna Central Station
Wien Hauptbahnhof
Wien Hauptbahnhof


I have a little time to take a look around and watch a few other Railjets departing to Budapest and Zurich. I love taking the Railjets, which were introduced at the end of 2008. I also enjoy their on-board restaurants quite a bit.

Railjet in Wien Hauptbahnhof
Railjet in Wien Hauptbahnhof

ÖBB Railjet in Vienna
ÖBB Railjet in Vienna
Railjet in Vienna
Railjet in Vienna
ÖBB Railjet in Vienna
ÖBB Railjet in Vienna
Railjet from Vienna to Munich
Railjet from Vienna to Munich





 

Railjet from Vienna to Munich – the route



The Railjet leaves Vienna main station on time. With stops in St. Pölten, Linz and Salzburg we are headed for our final destination, Munich.

Railjet from Vienna to Munich
Railjet from Vienna to Munich


The train offers on-board Railnet, where you can read magazines and newspapers. Of course there is also free Wi-Fi with a really fast internet access for online junkies. In First and Business Class you can even order your food to your seat via internet. Neat.

Free Wifi Internet in the Railjet
Free Wifi Internet in the Railjet


The Railjet has three categories to your disposal. Business Class, First Class and Second Class. I opted for a First Class seat in the quiet area. In the First Class, there is a foldable table and a power outlet under the seat, as well as plenty of legroom. The luggage rack over my seat has also a decent size. Awesome!

Photos of the Railjet Business Class


Railjet Business Class
Railjet Business Class

Railjet Business Class
Railjet Business Class
Railjet Business Class
Railjet Business Class
Railjet Business Class
Railjet Business Class


Photos of the Railjet First Class


Quiet zone in the Railjet First Class
Quiet zone in the Railjet First Class

Seats in the Railjet First Class
Seats in the Railjet First Class
Seats in the Railjet First Class
Seats in the Railjet First Class
Single seat in the Railjet First Class
Single seat in the Railjet First Class
Seats in the Railjet First Class
Seats in the Railjet First Class
Seats with table in the Railjet
Seats with table in the Railjet
Quiet zone in the Railjet First Class
Quiet zone in the Railjet First Class
Single seat in the Railjet quiet zone
Single seat in the Railjet quiet zone
Seats with table in the quiet zone
Seats with table in the quiet zone
Single seat in the quiet zone
Single seat in the quiet zone
Quiet zone in the Railjet First Class
Quiet zone in the Railjet First Class
Quiet zone in the Railjet First Class
Quiet zone in the Railjet First Class
Railjet socket
Railjet socket
Railjet folding table
Railjet folding table
Railjet folding table
Railjet folding table




Photos of the Railjet Economy Class


Seats Railjet Economy Class
Seats Railjet Economy Class

Railjet bicycle area
Railjet bicycle area
Seats with table in Railjet Economy Class
Seats with table in Railjet Economy Class
Seats Railjet Economy Class
Seats Railjet Economy Class
Seats Railjet Economy Class
Seats Railjet Economy Class
Railjet Economy Class
Railjet Economy Class


Once I’m getting a little hungry, I simply go two compartments further to the on-board restaurant. There is plenty of space, so I order myself a green curry for breakfast. And just like the last couple of times I am not disappointed, it is really delicious.

Railjet restaurant / dining car
Railjet restaurant / dining car
Railjet lunch in the restaurant car: green curry
Railjet lunch in the restaurant car: green curry


Unfortunately the weather is really grey and a little depressing, but the Alps are still visible.

Railjet in Austria
Railjet in Austria

Railjet in the Alps
Railjet in the Alps
Railjet train route in Germany
Railjet train route in Germany


And here a quick glance at the Railjets toilet.

Railjet toilet
Railjet toilet
nor





 

Arrival in Munich



The Railjet arrives in Munich perfectly on time. Final stop, please all passengers disembark.

Railjet in Munich
Railjet in Munich





 

Buying cheap tickets for the Railjet – Sparschiene



I bought my First Class ticket with Trainline. They offer the same prices as the ÖBB – personally I prefer Trainlines clear booking screen. It is also possible to book your ticket directly with the Deutsche Bahn, where you can also find timetables and different prices, depending on your travel date and time. If you book early enough, you can find SparSchiene tickets (which is ÖBB’s budget price) starting at €29 for the Economy Class, and from €39 for First Class.





 

My review for the Railjet trip



Everything went smoothly, the Railjet was on time, clean, with tasty food and fast internet. I couldn’t wish for more for a €39 trip from Vienna to Munich in four hours: I would definitely recommend the Railjet!