You can get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus or flight.
To get from Budapest to Vienna on Nov 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$13 - $137|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $13 (€12) • 2 h 34 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $137 (€125) • 50 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S.|
Travel 133 miles (214 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Budapest and Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Budapest to Vienna.
The quickest way to travel between the Hungarian capital Budapest and the Austrian capital Vienna is to take the train. There are frequent train services from Budapest Kelenfoe Station that arrive in Vienna in approximately 2 and a half hours. Direct buses travel frequently from Budapest to Vienna and take about 3 hours.
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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Budapest to Vienna. Buses traveling from Budapest to Vienna depart from Budapest's Könyves Kálmán körút bus station and take approximately 3 hours to arrive at Vienna's Erdberg bus station. Buses are an average of €14 cheaper than traveling from Budapest to Vienna by train. Approximately 15 buses travel from Budapest to Vienna every day. Bus companies that travel directly from Budapest to Vienna include Flixbus, RegioJet, and Eurolines.
Taking a train is the fastest wat to travel from Budapest to Vienna. Trains traveling from Budapest to Vienna depart from Budapest Keleti train station and take at least 2:38 h to arrive at Vienna's Hauptbahnhof. There are 3 trains that travel from Budapest to Vienna every day, with the first departing Budapest at 8:40 a.m. All trains that travel from Budapest to Vienna are operated by ÖBB.
Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Budapest to Vienna. Taking a bus only takes 15 minutes longer than traveling from Budapest to Vienna by train while also being €14 cheaper on average. Taking a rideshare is also a popular option for traveling from Budapest to Vienna. Taking the train is also a popular option for people who want to travel from Budapest to Vienna in comfort.
Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria is: Unrestricted.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.
The government of Austria has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Budapest to Vienna closer to your planned date of departure here.
The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Unrestricted.
Reentering Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
All travelers returning to Hungary must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Budapest from Vienna here.
There are 4 travel options from Budapest to Vienna: bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€12) compared to other travel options to Vienna:
A train is generally $4 (€3) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $17 (€15) from Budapest to Vienna.
Taking a train is about $124 (€113) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $137 (€125) for this route.
The fastest way from Budapest to Vienna is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.
There are alternative travel options to Vienna that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Vienna by bus can take on average 2 h 45 min.
In comparison, getting to Vienna by train can take on average 2 h 34 min.
You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km) between Budapest and Vienna.
The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Budapest and Vienna as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Budapest to Vienna:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to Vienna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Budapest to Vienna with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Vienna tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
Before traveling from Budapest to Vienna, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Budapest to Vienna tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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