How to travel from Budapest to Vienna

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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 Nov 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:20AMBudapest4h35 03:55PMVienna
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10:50AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar5h05 03:55PMVienna
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02:40PMBudapest Keleti2h41 05:21PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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12:40PMBudapest Keleti2h41 03:21PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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Travel Information to Vienna from Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $137
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 2 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $137 (€125) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, 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.

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

Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Vienna from Budapest restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Vienna, Austria from Budapest?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Vienna, Austria?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

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:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 16 trains a day.

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:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Budapest to Vienna depart from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar to Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Budapest-Déli to Wien Westbahnhof.

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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Vienna by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Budapest to Vienna for $17 (€15) on Omio.
  • Travel with Eurowings to go to Vienna by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for $137 (€125).
  • 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 $13 (€12).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Vienna with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find 15 direct trains per day to take to Vienna with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or 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.

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.

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:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $17 (€15) one way.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $137 (€125) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $13 (€12) 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.

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