Railjet train from Prague to Vienna

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Vienna to Budapest in 2h40 from €19...

Modern air-conditioned Railjet & EuroCity trains link Vienna Hauptbahnhof with Budapest Keleti every hour or two taking just 2h40 from city centre to city centre.  The Railjet trains come with free WiFi and draught beer on tap.  It's the best way to travel between these two cities.

  Train times

  How much does it cost?

  How to buy tickets

  Travel tips

  What's it like on board the train?

  What the journey like?

Train times...

 Vienna ► Budapest

2018 timetable:

daily

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Train type:

EN

RJ

EC

EC

RJ

RJ

EC

RJ

EC

RJ

EC

D

 Vienna Hbf depart:

06:40

07:42

08:42

09:42

11:40

13:40

14:42

15:42

16:42

17:40

18:42

19:42

 Budapest Keleti arrive:

09:24

10:19

11:19

12:19

14:19

16:19

17:19

18:19

19:19

20:19

21:19

22:20

 Budapest ► Vienna

2018 timetable:

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

Train type:

D

RJ

RJ

EC

RJ

RJ

RJ

RJ

EC

RJ

EC

EN

 Budapest Keleti depart:

05:40

06:40

07:40

08:40

09:40

11:40

13:40

15:40

16:40

17:40

18:40

20:40

 Vienna Hbf arrive:

08:21

09:18

10:21

11:21

12:21

14:21

16:18

18:21

19:21

20:21

21:18

23:21

RJ = Austrian Railjet Train.  Modern, air-conditioned, free WiFi, restaurant car, power sockets, Business, First & Economy classes.

EC = EuroCity train.  Reasonably modern air-conditioned Hungarian cars, 1st & 2nd class either open-plan or in classic 6-seat compartments, refreshments.

EN = Kalman Imre EuroNight sleeper to/from Munich/Zurich.  2nd class seats only, mainly in 6-seater compartments, reservation compulsory, no catering car.

D = Dacia Express sleeper to/from Bucharest.  1st & 2nd class Romanian air-conditioned seats cars, reservation compulsory, no catering car.  6-seater compartments in 2nd class, open-plan seating in the 1st class car.

Always check times for your date of travel at www.trainline.eu.

How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets...

Travel tips...

What are the railjet trains likeClick for more information about railjets...

Economy class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train   The morning RailJet from Munich has arrived in Budapest.

Economy class on RailJet, in open saloons with picture windows.  Some seats around tables, most unidirectional.

 

A RailJet at Budapest Keleti, platform 9.

  Premium class seats on the Munich-Vienna RailJet train   Railjet restaurant car

Railjet first class, with black leather seats...

 

Business class...

 

Bistro-restaurant car...

What are the EuroCity trains like?

If you get any photos of these trains, please let me know.

EuroCity trains generally have a mix of open-plan seating (sometimes termed saloon) and seats in classic 6-seater compartments where a side corridor runs the length of the car off which open nine or so 6-seat compartments, where 3 seats face 3 seats.

The Dacia Express has limited seating accommodation, two 2nd class cars with 6-seat compartments and one 1st class car with spacious open-plan seating.

The Kalman Imre has 2nd class seats only, there is no 1st class.  Seats are mainly in 6-seater compartments.

To see photos of these trains, go to www.vagonweb.cz/razeni/?&lang=en, look for Hungary and for EuroCity trains click EC.  Select your train and you will see the train composition.  Click the camera icon under each carriage to see photos.  You can also find photos of the Kalman Imre if you click EN and of the Dacia Express if you click G.

What's the journey like?

Between Vienna & Budapest it's largely flat, with more wind-turbines than you've ever seen - allegedly over 200.  A journey across two countries is always an insight, but in this case the photo below largely sums up the whole route!  Just before arriving in Budapest eastbound (or just after leaving Budapest, westbound) the train crosses the wide river Danube, although a modern road bridge now obscures the view of the city along the river.  The trains normally keep pretty good time, so expect an on-time arrival into Budapest's historic Keleti station, built 1881-1884.



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