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.
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 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.
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.
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
Photos of the Railjet First Class
Photos of the 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.
Unfortunately the weather is really grey and a little depressing, but the Alps are still visible.
And here a quick glance at the Railjets toilet.
Arrival in Munich
The Railjet arrives in Munich perfectly on time. Final stop, please all passengers disembark.
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!