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from Budapest to Vienna

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

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Vienna on Jan 19 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:58AMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h34 10:32AMVienna
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$111One-way
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07:58AMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h34 10:32AMVienna
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$111One-way
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02:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h34 05:32PMVienna
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$111One-way
06:40PMBudapest Keleti2h38 09:18PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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$241One-way
07:40AMBudapest Keleti2h41 10:21AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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Wed
Jan 19
$11RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$340Swiss
Thu
Jan 20
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$277Swiss
Fri
Jan 21
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$206Lufthansa
Sat
Jan 22
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$220tab
Sun
Jan 23
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$220Swiss
Mon
Jan 24
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$205Swiss
Tue
Jan 25
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$220Swiss
Wed
Jan 26
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$220Swiss
Thu
Jan 27
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$221Swiss
Fri
Jan 28
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$182Swiss
Sat
Jan 29
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$182Swiss
Sun
Jan 30
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$182Swiss
Mon
Jan 31
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$182Swiss
Tue
Feb 1
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$182Swiss
Wed
Feb 2
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$182Swiss
Thu
Feb 3
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$182Swiss
Fri
Feb 4
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$182Swiss
Sat
Feb 5
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$182Swiss
Sun
Feb 6
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$151Swiss
Mon
Feb 7
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$151tab

Travel Information to Vienna from Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $104
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $11 (€9) • 2 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€9) • 2 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAustrian Airlines, Flixbus 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 34 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Austrian Airlines, Flixbus or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Budapest to Vienna.

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.

Trains from Budapest to Vienna | Buses from Budapest to Vienna | Return trips from Vienna to Budapest

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


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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.


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

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

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

Can travelers from Hungary enter Austria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Vienna from Budapest?

Conditions of entry into Austria:

  • 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)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Vienna, Austria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Austria has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 1/16/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Budapest and 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 1/17/22. 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.

How do I go from Budapest to Vienna?

There are 3 ways to get from Budapest to Vienna: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Budapest to Vienna?

The cheapest way to go to Vienna from Budapest is by taking a train, which costs on average $11 (€9).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Vienna:

Taking a train is about $93 (€77) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $104 (€86) for this journey.

A train is generally $4 (€3) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $15 (€12) from Budapest to Vienna.

What is the fastest way from Budapest to Vienna?

The quickest way to travel to Vienna from Budapest is by train, which takes on average 2 h 34 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 3 h   of travel time.

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

How far is Vienna from Budapest?

Vienna is approximately 133 miles (214 km) away from Budapest.

How many services a day are there between Budapest and Vienna?

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Budapest and in Vienna?

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Wien Westbahnhof.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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:

  • Travel with Austrian Airlines to go to Vienna by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Austrian Airlines Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for $104 (€86).
  • Flixbus can take you to Vienna by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Budapest to Vienna for $15 (€12).
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. For trains to Vienna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for RegioJet a. S. Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for $11 (€9).

Can I travel directly from Budapest to Vienna?

Yes, there are direct routes from Budapest to Vienna with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 12 direct trains a day to Vienna with RegioJet a. S.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Budapest to Vienna?

Omio customers who travel from Budapest to Vienna often also extend their vacation to go to Prague, Munich or Bratislava. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Vienna and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I purchase Budapest to Vienna tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Budapest to Vienna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $104 (€86) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing $15 (€12) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $11 (€9) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Budapest to Vienna online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.