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

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To get from Vienna to Budapest on Jun 14 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:27PMVienna2h39 08:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$121One-way
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05:27PMVienna2h39 08:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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09:27AMVienna2h39 12:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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08:37PMVienna Central Station2h42 11:19PMBudapest
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$191One-way
08:37PMVienna Central Station3h02 11:39PMBudapest-Deli Railway Station
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$191One-way

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Sun
Jun 13
$12RegioJet a.s.
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Mon
Jun 14
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$379Swiss
Tue
Jun 15
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$379Swiss
Wed
Jun 16
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$302Eurowings
Thu
Jun 17
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
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Fri
Jun 18
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$379Swiss
Sat
Jun 19
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
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Sun
Jun 20
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$379Swiss
Mon
Jun 21
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$390Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 22
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$379Swiss
Wed
Jun 23
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$276Eurowings
Thu
Jun 24
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$327Eurowings
Fri
Jun 25
$12RegioJet a.s.
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$379Swiss
Sat
Jun 26
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$379Austrian Airlines
Sun
Jun 27
$12RegioJet a.s.
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$379Austrian Airlines
Mon
Jun 28
$12RegioJet a.s.
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$379tab
Tue
Jun 29
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$379Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 30
$12RegioJet a.s.
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$186Eurowings
Thu
Jul 1
$12RegioJet a.s.
$12Flixbus
$221Austrian Airlines
Fri
Jul 2
$12RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$277Lufthansa
Sat
Jul 3
$12RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$131Austrian Airlines

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 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
Is international travel between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary allowed?

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary is: Restricted.

Can travelers from Austria enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

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

Conditions of entry into Hungary:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 6/6/21. 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 to Budapest from Vienna.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Vienna, Austria from Budapest, Hungary due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Hungary is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Vienna from Budapest restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vienna, Austria?

You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 6/9/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vienna from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Vienna to Budapest?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Budapest from Vienna. You can take a bus, flight or train.

How far is it from Vienna to Budapest?

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

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

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Vienna International Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Buses mostly depart from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Budapest, Thokoly Way (Keleti Railway Station).
  • Trains mostly depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Budapest-Déli.
Who can get me from Vienna to Budapest?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Vienna to Budapest, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Lufthansa Cityline can take you to Budapest by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa Cityline from Vienna to Budapest for $218 (€169).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Budapest by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Vienna to Budapest tickets on Omio for $12 (€9).
  • Travel with ÖBB for trains to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB Vienna to Budapest tickets on Omio for $26 (€20).
Is it possible to travel directly to Budapest from Vienna?

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

  • You can find a direct train to Budapest with ÖBB or ÖBB | Euro City (EC).

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 route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Budapest from Vienna ends?
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.
How early should I purchase Vienna to Budapest tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $218 (€169) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $12 (€9) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $26 (€20) one way on average.

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.

What is the cheapest way from Vienna to Budapest?

The cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Budapest is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€9).

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A bus is generally $207 (€160) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $218 (€169) from Vienna to Budapest.

A bus is generally $14 (€11) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $26 (€20) from Vienna to Budapest.

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

The quickest way to travel between Vienna and Budapest is by train, which takes on average 2 h 37 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 4 h 30 min.

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 45 min  of travel time.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Budapest
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