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 Aug 09 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:58AMBudapest2h34 10:32AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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02:58PMBudapest2h34 05:32PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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11:20AMBudapest4h35 03:55PMVienna
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10:50AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar5h05 03:55PMVienna
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10:40AMBudapest Keleti2h41 01:21PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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Travel Information between Budapest and Vienna

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $546
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€20) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $546 (€506) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Norwegian Air Shuttle or ÖBB | Regionalzug

Travel 133 miles (214 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Vienna from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Norwegian Air Shuttle or ÖBB | Regionalzug among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight 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

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

Can I enter Austria if coming from Hungary?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22; 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 between Budapest and Vienna.

Return travel to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Austria?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Hungary from Austria?

Requirements for reentering Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Hungary?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Hungary to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Budapest from Vienna.

There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Vienna: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€20) compared to other travel options to Vienna:

A bus is $525 (€487) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Vienna costing on average $546 (€506).

Taking a bus is usually $19 (€18) less than taking a train to Vienna, which costs on average $41 (€38) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Vienna from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.

Other travel options to Vienna can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Vienna by bus can take on average 2 h 45 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 34 min   on average.

The Budapest to Vienna distance is around 133 miles (214 km).

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:

  • Around 10 buses per day.
  • Around 19 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses from Budapest to Vienna most often leave from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Flights from Budapest to Vienna most often leave from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Budapest at Budapest-Déli and arrive in Vienna at Wien Westbahnhof.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Budapest to Vienna:

  • You can travel between Budapest and Vienna by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $22 (€20) with Flixbus from Budapest to Vienna.
  • You can take a flight from Budapest to Vienna with Norwegian Air Shuttle. Cheap tickets can be found for $546 (€506) with Norwegian Air Shuttle from Budapest to Vienna.
  • You can travel by train between Budapest and Vienna with ÖBB | Regionalzug, and you can find ÖBB | Regionalzug Budapest to Vienna tickets for $41 (€38) on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find around 16 direct trains per day and travel with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or RegioJet a. S.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Vienna as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Budapest and Vienna.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Budapest to Vienna often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Prague, Munich or Bratislava. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Budapest and Vienna itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Vienna and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $22 (€20) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $546 (€506) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $41 (€38) one way on average for this trip.

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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