How to travel from Vienna to Budapest

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from Vienna to Budapest

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

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To get from Vienna to Budapest on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:27PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h31 07:58PMBudapest
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10:50AMVienna5h25 04:15PMBudapest
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10:27AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h31 12:58PMBudapest
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05:40PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h39 08:19PMBudapest Keleti
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10:50AMVienna5h45 04:35PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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101One-way

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Travel Information from Vienna to Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $127
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 2 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $127 (€116) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S.

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 133 miles (214 km) to Budapest from Vienna. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Budapest.

How to Travel from Vienna to Budapest

The journey from Vienna to Budapest is popular with travelers for both business and leisure. Buses, trains, and airlines travel regularly from Vienna to Budapest every day of the week. A high-speed train is generally the fastest mode of transport for this route. Services are available from early morning until late at night. Key departure points in Vienna include U-Bahnhof Erdbergstraße VIB bus station, Vienna Central and Meidling train stations, and Vienna airport.

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

Vienna to Budapest Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€16

2:55 h

1 Month Ahead

trains

€32

2:37 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Budapest


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Budapest. Buses traveling from Vienna to Budapest depart from Vienna's Erdberg bus station and take approximately 3 hours to arrive at Budapest's Könyves Kálmán körút bus station. Buses are an average of €16 cheaper than taking the train. Approximately 15 buses travel from Vienna to Budapest. Bus companies that travel from Vienna to Budapest include Flixbus, RegioJet, and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Vienna to Budapest


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Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Budapest. Trains traveling from Vienna to Budapest depart from Vienna Hauptbahnhof and take at least 2:37 h to arrive at Budapest's Keleti train station. There are 3 trains traveling from Vienna to Budapest every day, with the first departing Vienna at 8:42 a.m. All trains that travel from Vienna to Budapest are operated by ÖBB.


Most popular way to travel from Vienna to Budapest


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Vienna to Budapest. While traveling from Vienna to Budapest by bus may take 15 minutes longer than traveling by train, buses are €16 cheaper on average. Rideshares are also travel from Vienna to Budapest frequently. Traveling by train is also a popular option for people who wish to travel from Vienna to Budapest in the comfort of a train.


How to get from Vienna to Budapest

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Vienna to Budapest, 59,63% 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 Vienna to Budapest 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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Attractions in Budapest

Routinely cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest receives over 4.4 million international visitors every year. Some of Budapest's main attractions include the banks of the Danube river, Heroes' Square, the Buda Castle and Andrassy Avenue.

Travel Tips: Travel from Vienna to Budapest

Travel Tips: Travel to Budapest easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Vienna to Budapest.
FAQs

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

Is international entry into Budapest from Vienna restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 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 between Vienna and Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Vienna, Austria from Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Hungary?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Vienna, Austria was last verified on 11/17/22. 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 Vienna from Budapest.

You can travel to Budapest from Vienna 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Vienna and Budapest is by taking a train with an average price of $13 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

Taking a train is usually $3 (€3) less than taking a bus to Budapest, which costs on average $16 (€15) for the same trip.

A train is $114 (€104) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Budapest costing on average $127 (€116).

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

There are alternative travel options to Budapest that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Budapest by bus can take on average 2 h 50 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 31 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Budapest is:

  • 4 buses a day.
  • 13 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Vienna and Budapest 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 from Vienna to Budapest:

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

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

  • You can take a bus from Vienna to Budapest with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€15) with Flixbus from Vienna to Budapest.
  • You can travel by plane between Vienna and Budapest with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Vienna to Budapest tickets for $127 (€116) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Vienna to Budapest with RegioJet a. S. And you can find RegioJet a. S. Vienna to Budapest tickets for $13 (€12) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 4 direct buses a day to Budapest with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Arda Tur.
  • You can find 10 direct trains per day to Budapest with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or RegioJet a. S.

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

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $16 (€15) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $127 (€116) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $13 (€12) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Vienna to Budapest 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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