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from Budapest to Vienna

You can get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Budapest to Vienna on Sep 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:15PMBudapest3h00 09:15PMVienna
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$111One-way
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06:15PMBudapest3h00 09:15PMVienna
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$111One-way
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07:52AMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h40 10:32AMVienna
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$161One-way
03:52PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h40 06:32PMVienna
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$141One-way
10:15AMBudapest3h00 01:15PMVienna
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$111One-way

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Sat
Sep 18
$14RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$361Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Sep 19
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$361Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 20
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$259Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 21
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$335Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 22
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$335Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 23
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$346Swiss
Fri
Sep 24
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$349Lufthansa
Sat
Sep 25
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$283Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Sep 26
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$327Norwegian Air Shuttle
Mon
Sep 27
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$209Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 28
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$259Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 29
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$259Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 30
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$280tab
Fri
Oct 1
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$280Swiss
Sat
Oct 2
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$280tab
Sun
Oct 3
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$146Eurowings
Mon
Oct 4
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$233Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 5
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$225Lufthansa
Wed
Oct 6
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$209Lufthansa
Thu
Oct 7
$11RegioJet a.s.
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Travel Information to Vienna from Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $370
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€9) • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 133 miles (214 km) by flight, bus or train from Budapest to Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Swiss, RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Budapest to Vienna.

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How to Travel 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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Budapest to Vienna Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€16

2:55 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€30

2:38 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Budapest to Vienna?

Cheapest way to travel from Budapest to Vienna


cheap

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.


Fastest way to travel from Budapest to Vienna


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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.


Most popular way to travel from Budapest to Vienna


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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.


How to get from Budapest to Vienna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Budapest to Vienna, 56,25% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Budapest to Vienna and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Vienna, Austria from Budapest, Hungary?

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Hungary?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Vienna if traveling from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What measures do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/15/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Budapest to Vienna.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Hungary from Vienna, Austria?

The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Budapest, Hungary from Vienna, Austria?

Reentering Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Budapest from Vienna?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Hungary must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/14/21. 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.

How do I get from Budapest to Vienna?

There are 3 ways to travel to Vienna from Budapest including taking a flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Budapest to Vienna the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $11 (€9) compared to other travel options to Vienna:

A bus is generally $359 (€287) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $370 (€295) from Budapest to Vienna.

A bus is generally $1 (€1) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $11 (€9) from Budapest to Vienna.

What is the quickest way to get from Budapest to Vienna?

The quickest way to travel from Budapest to Vienna is by train, which takes on average 2 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by flight can take 4 h   on average.

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 45 min.

How many miles from Budapest to Vienna would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km) between Budapest and Vienna.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Budapest to Vienna?

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Budapest and Vienna as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Budapest to Vienna?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Budapest to Vienna:

  • Most travelers take a flight from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Vienna International Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Most travelers take a train from Budapest-Déli to Wien Westbahnhof.
Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • Swiss can take you to Vienna by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Swiss from Budapest to Vienna for $370 (€295).
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) to go to Vienna by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for $11 (€9).
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. To go to Vienna by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find RegioJet a. S. Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for $11 (€9).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Budapest to Vienna?
Many of our customers traveling from Budapest to Vienna don't make Vienna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Vienna are Prague, Munich or Bratislava, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Vienna to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Budapest to Vienna tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Budapest to Vienna, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $370 (€295) one way.
  • A bus ticket costs $11 (€9) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $11 (€9) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest
Vienna
Budapest - Könyves Kálmán k
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Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
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Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station
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