Vienna to Budapest train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Vienna to Budapest

Showing times and prices for May 19

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

2 h 24 m

Average

3 h 23 m

Trains per day

21

Distance

214 km

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to start from $17 with an average ticket price of $33.

The fastest train from Vienna to takes 2h 24m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 23m and covers a distance of 214 km.

21 trains that leave Vienna for every day with 11 travelling directly.

Cheapest
RegioJet a. s. (RJ_AT)
07:34AM2h24
Vienna Hbf
09:58AMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$171One-way
0 transfers
RegioJet a. s. (RJ_AT)
02:34PM2h24
Vienna Hbf
04:58PMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$181One-way
0 transfers
RegioJet a.s.
10:27AM2h31
Vienna Hbf
12:58PMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$271One-way
0 transfers
RegioJet a.s.
05:27PM2h31
Vienna Hbf
07:58PMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$351One-way
0 transfers
ÖBB
09:40AM2h39
Vienna Hbf
12:19PMBudapest Keleti
$691One-way
0 transfers

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The journey from Vienna to Budapest was the last journey from my trip to Budapest. This time I was generally satisfied with the comfort as well as the wifi. The only thing that bothers me is that the staff can't manage to keep the trains clean. This includes the toilets and the rubbish bins. Unfortunately, the train was late again, which caused stress. Overall, I am satisfied with the price of the trip.
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The train ride from Vienna to Budapest was a great experience. The train was on time and comfortable. The scenery along the route was picturesque and the journey along the Danube was particularly impressive. The train staff were friendly and helpful. The short travel time between the two cities makes this connection ideal for a day trip or a weekend. Overall, a recommendable way to connect these two fascinating cities.
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IconNo delays
IconBeautiful landscapes
IconNice staff
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IconMeagre selection in the bistro
Overall, the train journey from Vienna to Budapest was a relaxing and enjoyable travel option. The comfortable seats, scenic route and friendly staff contributed to a positive travel experience. However, a few improvements in terms of catering and power outlets could make the journey even more enjoyable. I can recommend this train route to travellers who want to experience a relaxing journey between the two beautiful cities. There were no delays during the journey.
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The train journey from Vienna to Budapest left an ambivalent impression. The train offered modern comfort and was well air-conditioned. The seats were comfortable and adjustable, which was important for the long duration of the journey. The departure was unfortunately delayed without clear announcements to cause, which caused confusion among the passengers. The information provided by the train staff could definitely be improved.
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IconGood wifi
IconComfortable seats
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IconWeak wifi
The Westbahn, on which I travelled, had 2 floors and sockets, like any other Westbahn. Wifi was also there, but was very weak. It is very easy to make a reservation and the staff is nice. The train always arrives on time and is very hygienic inside. The seats are comfortable and the service is nice. You never have to change trains when you travel with the Westbahn and you only travel for a short time, so 4 out of 5 stars.
Pros
IconVery punctual departure and arrival
IconClean toilets
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IconDirty and uncomfortable seats
I recently had a train journey from Vienna to Budapest and would now like to share my experience here. I was very impressed by the punctuality of the train, both on departure and arrival. The cleanliness of the toilets was also very commendable. Unfortunately, however, the seats were disappointing. They were really dirty and uncomfortable, which affected comfort during the journey. So in summary, the experience for me was mixed, with positives such as the punctuality and cleanliness of the toilets on the one hand, but the dirty and uncomfortable seats on the other.

Overview: Train from Vienna to Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$42 (€36)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | REX, EuroNight, Student Agency or ÖBB | Railjet

Trains from Vienna to Budapest cover the 133 miles (214 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 24 min with our travel partners like RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | REX, EuroNight, Student Agency or ÖBB | Railjet. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $10 (€9), but the average price of train tickets is $42 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from Vienna Hbf and arrive in Budapest-Kelenfoeld.

Train companies: RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC) and ÖBB from Vienna to Budapest trains

Find the best trains to Budapest from Vienna with Omio's travel partners RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC) and ÖBB from $10 (€9). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

ÖBB Railjet is a high-speed train service operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). It is one of the most popular train services in Austria, offering fast and comfortable journeys between major cities. The Railjet trains are modern and spacious, with comfortable seating, air-conditioning, and power sockets. There are three types of Railjet trains: the Railjet Comfort, the Railjet Business, and the Railjet First Class. The Comfort class offers standard seating, while the Business class offers more spacious seating and complimentary drinks and snacks. The First Class offers the most luxurious experience, with extra-wide seats, complimentary meals, and access to a private lounge. The Railjet service operates on several popular routes, including Vienna to Salzburg, Vienna to Innsbruck, and Vienna to Graz. Tickets can be purchased online or at the station, and there are several types of tickets available, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. With its modern trains, comfortable seating, and convenient ticketing options, ÖBB Railjet is the perfect way to explore Austria.

Vienna to Budapest train information with ÖBB | Railjet:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 22 min
  • Cheapest Price: $63
  • ÖBB | Railjet frequency: 2 a day

Important Stations and Airports in Vienna and Budapest

Vienna
Budapest
Vienna Hbf is the most popular Vienna railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Vienna for your trip to Budapest.
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Mon - Fri: 09: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat: 09: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Vienna Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S60, S80
Tram lines: 18, D, O
Bus lines: 13A, 69A, N66, VAL
Train lines: R, RJ, RJX, REX, EC, NJ, EN, ICE, IC
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Vienna, Central Station (Wiedner Gürtel)

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