When I was staying in Vienna, I travelled Budapest for a few days. Although ÖBB, Austrian National Railways, operates direct trains hourly from Budapest East Railway Station (Budapest Keleti) to Vienna Central Railway Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof), I chose to enjoy different railway services: MÁV/ Hungarian National Railways and ÖBB/ Austrian National Railways. This is my latter half journey from Györ Railway Station (Hungary) to Vienna Central Station (Austria).
You can also see the first half of the whole journey… Hungarian Railways,MÁV Intercity (IC936) Budapest to Vienna vol.1
Train: Austrian Railways, ÖBB Railjet (RJ 68)
Route: Györ Railway Station to Vienna Central Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof)
Time: 17:02- 18:21
Seat& Class: Coach 26, Seat 26 (1st Class)
The seat configuration for the ÖBB Railjet 1st class is 1+2, while the 2nd class 2+2. Inside the train is very quiet and the train itself is richly heavy. There is also a restaurant car, in which you can have a variety of cuisines. When you aboard 1st class, the waiter/ waitress carries the meal to your seat if you wish, so in that case, don’t forget to tell them your seat number correctly.
The easiest and fastest way is online booking when it comes to making a reservation on ÖBB. Show your printed ticket or QR code at inspection on the train (follow the guidelines shown on the ticket). Seat reservations are not mandatory on most of the routes, but I recommend you to reserve a seat (about three euros each). When there is a reservation on a specific seat, a label is attached next to the seat, on which the departure station and the arrival station are stated. This means that somebody reserved this seat between these two stations, so you need to avoid it during these two sections. Anyhow, you can search for timetables and book your ticket here.
ÖBB Lounge (Vienna Central Station/ Wien Hauptbahnhof)
On arriving at Vienna Central Railway Station, I went directly to the ÖBB Lounge, which is inside the station building. In the case of Vienna Central Station, it opens from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., approximately, and if you have a valid 1st class ticket on the day of your trip, you are entitled to use it. For more details concerning the opening hours and admission rules, please check them. It is surprising that you can also use this lounge after arrival. The lounges are currently located in Vienna Meidling, Linz Hbf, Salzburg Hbf, Graz Hbf, Klagenfurt Hbf and Innsbruck Hbf, other than Vienna Hbf.
This is the end of the latter half of my journey from Budapest Keleti (East Station) to Vienna Hbf (Central Station). I took MÁV Intercity from Budapest to Györ and ÖBB Railjet from Györ to Vienna. Comparison with these railway operators was a lot of fun, but the direct service by ÖBB was much easier and much more comfortable, I guess!
You can also see the first half of this whole trip, from Budapest Keleti (East Station) to Györ Railway Station in Hungary.
Hungarian Railways,MÁV Intercity (IC936) Budapest to Vienna vol.1