Railjet is the high speed train for Austria and is their flagship train. I had Railjet business class tickets from Vienna to Prague. I booked them through OBB (Austria’s trains), and they were non-refundable. Business Class is higher than First Class on Railjet, and so they are the nicest seats on the train!
I booked 2 months in advance for the train, in what was called a “Sparschiene Ticket” which is completely non-refundable or changeable. Business class on this ticket cost 15 EUR more than first class (25 EUR more than second class) but includes a seat selection! So, if you already were going to pay to reserve a seat, it is technically 12 EUR more than First.
I reviewed Railjet First Class yesterday, you can read it here if you would like!
Railjet Business Class also gets you into the OBB Lounges, where they serve refreshments. Here’s my review on the First/Business Class lounge! There are currently 7 lounges: Vienna Central Station, Vienna Meidling, Linz, Salzburg, Graz, Klagenfurt and Innsbruck.
The Railjet Business Class Experience:
Vienna to Prague: 3 hours 56 minutes
Railjet Business Class really is nice! It is like mini “compartment” rooms. They have ones with 3 and 4 seats facing each other, as well as some seats just for 1. I picked out a 3 seat one for my family.
The seats are really comfortable and you can adjust recline AND open up the footrest. Additionally, you get served a complimentary welcome drink of your choice! You can also order food and have it delivered to your seat. Wifi worked pretty well, and it is free on all railjets, regardless of class booked.
And of course, there’s a dining car and the bathrooms are nice!
Railjet Business Class was certainly an amazing train experience. For 12 extra Euros, I think it was totally worth it to upgrade to business from 1st, especially because my train was 4 hours!
MY EUROPEAN TRIP REPORT:
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