ÖBB Railjet (First Class) Budapest to Vienna vol.2

ÖBB Railjet RJ68 (Budapest Keleti/ East to München/ Munich)
Railway Reviews

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

Györ Railway Station (Hungary) to Vienna Central Railway Station (Austria)

Train: Austrian Railways, ÖBB Railjet (RJ 68)
Route: Györ Railway Station to Vienna Central Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof)
Time: 17:02- 18:21
Duration: 1h19min 
Seat& Class: Coach 26, Seat 26 (1st Class)

The streetscape of Györ, Hungary
The streetscape of Györ, Hungary (In front of the railway station)
The analog version of the timetable (Györ Railway Station)
The timetable (Györ Railway Station)
Inside of the ÖBB Railjet, 1st class
Inside of the ÖBB Railjet, 1st class
Inside of the ÖBB Railjet, 1st class
Inside of the ÖBB Railjet, 1st class
Inside of the ÖBB Railjet, the timetable

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.

I ordered Tafelspitz, one of the famous Viennese cuisines. This costs around 11 euros and we are to make payment at your seat. The portion was not so large, but the taste was ok. The young waiter was very friendly.
Inside of the ÖBB Railjet, the crew seat (Info point)
Inside of the ÖBB Railjet, the timetable
Inside of the ÖBB Railjet, the timetable
The ÖBB Railjet at Vienna Central Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof)
The ÖBB Railjet RJ68 to Munich Central Station
Another train at Vienna Central Station (Night Train called ‘Nightjet’, operated by ÖBB, Austrian Railways)

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.

Vienna Central Station/ Wien Hauptbahnhof
Vienna Central Station/ Wien Hauptbahnhof

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.

The entrance toward the ÖBB Lounge
The entrance to the ÖBB Lounge
Inside of the ÖBB Lounge (Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks are available)
Inside of the ÖBB Lounge
Inside of the ÖBB Lounge
Inside of the ÖBB Lounge

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