Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Budapest

Showing times and prices for Jan 18

Cheapest

$11

Average

$32

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Vienna to Budapest will cost around $ 32 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

Cheapest
05:27PMVienna2h31 07:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$111One-way
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10:27AMVienna2h31 12:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$111One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:37PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h42 11:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$181One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 07:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$181One-way
02:37PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h42 05:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$241One-way

Train schedule from Vienna to Budapest

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04:45AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)3h34 08:19AMBudapest Keleti
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06:40AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h39 09:19AMBudapest Keleti
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07:40AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h39 10:19AMBudapest Keleti
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08:42AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 11:19AMBudapest Keleti
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09:42AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 12:19PMBudapest Keleti
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10:27AMVienna2h31 12:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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10:42AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 01:19PMBudapest Keleti
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11:40AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h39 02:19PMBudapest Keleti
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12:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 03:19PMBudapest Keleti
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01:40PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h39 04:19PMBudapest Keleti
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02:37PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h42 05:19PMBudapest Keleti
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03:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 06:19PMBudapest Keleti
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04:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 07:19PMBudapest Keleti
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05:27PMVienna2h31 07:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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05:40PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h39 08:19PMBudapest Keleti
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06:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 09:19PMBudapest Keleti
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07:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 10:19PMBudapest Keleti
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08:37PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h42 11:19PMBudapest Keleti
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09:40PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h39 12:19AMBudapest Keleti
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10:23PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h56 07:19AMBudapest Keleti
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10:58PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h21 07:19AMBudapest Keleti
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Tue
Jan 18
$11RegioJet a.s.
$21Flixbus
$368Swiss
Wed
Jan 19
$11RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$368Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jan 20
$11RegioJet a.s.
$15Flixbus
$368Swiss
Fri
Jan 21
$11RegioJet a.s.
$15Flixbus
$244Norwegian Air Shuttle
Sat
Jan 22
$11RegioJet a.s.
$15Flixbus
$242Lufthansa
Sun
Jan 23
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$234Swiss
Mon
Jan 24
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$234Swiss
Tue
Jan 25
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$234Swiss
Wed
Jan 26
$11RegioJet a.s.
$15Flixbus
$234Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jan 27
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$234Swiss
Fri
Jan 28
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$156Norwegian Air Shuttle
Sat
Jan 29
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$178Swiss
Sun
Jan 30
$11RegioJet a.s.
$15Flixbus
$178Swiss
Mon
Jan 31
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$178Swiss
Tue
Feb 1
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139tab
Wed
Feb 2
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Swiss
Thu
Feb 3
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Austrian Airlines
Fri
Feb 4
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Swiss
Sat
Feb 5
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Austrian Airlines
Sun
Feb 6
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Swiss

Fastest train times from Vienna to Budapest

Showing times and prices for Jan 18

Fastest Journey

2 h 31 m

Average

3 h 14 m

Trains per day

21

Distance

214 km

Of the 21 trains that leave Vienna for Budapest every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 214 km distance in an average of 3 h 14 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 31 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 56 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
05:27PMVienna2h31 07:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$111One-way
Fastest
10:27AMVienna2h31 12:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$111One-way
2nd Fastest
07:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 10:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$421One-way
2nd Fastest
10:42AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 01:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$301One-way
2nd Fastest
03:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 06:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$301One-way

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Overview: Train from Vienna to Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price$14 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | S-Bahn or Leo Express

Trains from Vienna to Budapest cover the 133 miles (214 km) long route taking on average 2 h 31 min with our travel partners like ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | S-Bahn or Leo Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $14 (€12), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $11 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

Train companies: Leo Express and ÖBB from Vienna to Budapest trains

For as little as $11 (€9) you can travel by train to Budapest from Vienna with Leo Express and ÖBB. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Leo Express
ÖBB

Leo Express is a Czech train and bus company which offers the following train ticket types for your train from Vienna to Budapest: Economy, Economy Plus, Business and Premium.

Are you making plans to travel from Vienna to Budapest? Why not take a train with Leo Express? Omio can show you current Leo Express train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Vienna to Budapest trains all in one place. On the Leo Express train, you can expect to travel 133 miles (214 km) from Vienna to Budapest. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Budapest from Vienna, you can quickly see if the Leo Express ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Leo Express train between Vienna and Budapest, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

    Trains from Vienna to Budapest

    Trains from Vienna to Budapest depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Budapest Keleti bus station. Most trains from Vienna to Budapest are direct, while later trains require multiple transfers. The first train from Vienna to Budapest departs at 6:40 a.m. while the last train leaves at 9:53 p.m. All Vienna to Budapest trains are operated by either ÖBB.


    Vienna to Budapest trains: Route Summary

    • The Vienna to Budapest train usually takes approximately 2 a half hours to complete, with the fastest services taking only 2 hours and 37 minutes to reach Budapest.
    • There are 14 trains from Vienna to Budapest per day.
    • All trains from Vienna to Budapest are operated by ÖBB.
    • No seat reservation is required on Vienna to Budapest trains.

    Vienna to Budapest Train Schedule

    Departure Time

    Departure Station

    Arrival Station

    Journey Time

    4:45 a.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    3:37 h

    8:39 a.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:40 h

    9:42 a.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:37 h

    11:39 a.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:40 h

    1:39 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:40 h

    2:39 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:40 h

    3:42 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:37 h

    4:39 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:40 h

    5:39 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:40 h

    6:42 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:37 h

    7:39 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    2:41 h

    8:45 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    8:24 h

    8:58 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    9:26 h

    9:53 p.m.

    Wien Hauptbahnhof

    Budapest Keleti

    9:29 h



    Taking the Train from Vienna

    Trains from Vienna to Budapest depart from the main station, the new Wien Hauptbahnhof, situated to the south of the city center. The station is well-connected, with a wide choice of public transport links. Vienna's Hauptbahnhof has its own stops on the S-Bahn suburban railway and the U-Bahn metro. Tram routes 0 and 18 connect the station to the city center. Bus services 13A and 69A and the night bus N66 stop by the station entrance. Taxi ranks are located on the station concourse and nearby on Reinergasse, Landgutgasse and Favoritenstrasse.

    Getting into Budapest by Train

    Trains from Vienna to Budapest arrive at the elegant Budapest Keleti Palyaudvar station, located east of the city center, about 20 minutes walk from the Danube. Public transport options include Metro connections around the city on the red M2 and green M4 lines. There are 17 bus routes serving the station and tram routes 24 and 24G depart from the nearby stop on Festetics Gyorgy ut. There are taxi ranks at the station entrance and exit.

    Hungary's attractive capital is actually two towns, Buda and Pest, split by the Danube, each with a wealth of attractions for visitors. Highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage site district around Buda Castle, romantic walkways along the Danube embankments and the city's famous bathhouses and spas' ornate 19th-century decor.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Vienna to Budapest

    Travel by train to Budapest easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Vienna to Budapest.
    FAQs

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Budapest from Vienna?

    Travel between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter Hungary from Austria?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Hungary from Vienna?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

    What are the safety rules to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

    All travelers in Hungary must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 1/10/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Vienna to Budapest as this information can change.

    Do I need to quarantine when I return to Austria from Budapest, Hungary?

    The restriction level for your return train to Vienna, Austria from Budapest is: Partially open.

    Is my return train into Vienna from Budapest restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Budapest?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
    • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

    What are the safety rules to follow in Vienna, Austria?

    The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 1/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Vienna from Budapest closer to your date of departure here here.

    What is the price of the cheapest train from Vienna to Budapest?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Vienna to Budapest trains for as little as $11 (€9)  in the next 7 days.

    How much is the train to Budapest from Vienna on average?

    The train price to Budapest from Vienna is on average $14 (€12)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

    What is the distance between Vienna and Budapest by train?

    You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km)  from Vienna to Budapest by train.

    How many hours is the train time to Budapest from Vienna?

    On average the Vienna to Budapest train travel time is 2 h 31 min  for the 133 miles (214 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    What is the departure train station in Vienna and arrival train station in Budapest?

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof   and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

    Where is the Vienna train station located? Where is the Budapest train station located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Wien Westbahnhof, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center of Vienna.

    The most popular arrival train station, Budapest-Déli, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center of Budapest.

    What train providers go from Vienna to Budapest?

    If you're looking for trains from Vienna to Budapest, you can rely on ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | S-Bahn or Leo Express to get you to Budapest. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Vienna to Budapest trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Are there any direct trains from Vienna to Budapest?

    Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Vienna to Budapest with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or RegioJet a. S. And you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.

    How many trains are there to Budapest from Vienna a day?

    The average number of trains departing Vienna for Budapest is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When can I take the first train from Vienna to Budapest? When can I take the last train for the day?

    The earliest train departing from Vienna to Budapest leaves at 9: 27 AM. The last train departing from Vienna to Budapest leaves at 4: 27 PM. You can find the latest Vienna to Budapest train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How early should I purchase train tickets between Vienna and Budapest to score the best deals?

    If you buy a train ticket from Vienna to Budapest within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $14 (€12) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Vienna to Budapest are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Vienna
    Budapest
    The major railway station for departures from Vienna is Wien Westbahnhof. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Wien Westbahnhof for your journey between Vienna and Budapest.