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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 Sep 20 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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$131One-way
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07:30PMVienna2h50 10:20PMBudapest
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$121One-way
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09:27AMVienna2h39 12:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$131One-way
01:30PMVienna2h50 04:20PMBudapest
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$121One-way
06:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 09:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$351One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$370Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 20
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$378Austrian Airlines
Tue
Sep 21
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$155Eurowings
Wed
Sep 22
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$155Eurowings Europe
Thu
Sep 23
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$180Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$155Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$367Austrian Airlines
Sun
Sep 26
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$367Swiss
Mon
Sep 27
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$370Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 28
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$155Eurowings
Wed
Sep 29
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$155Eurowings Europe
Thu
Sep 30
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$230Eurowings
Fri
Oct 1
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$155Eurowings
Sat
Oct 2
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$367Austrian Airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$155Eurowings
Mon
Oct 4
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$370Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Oct 5
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$370Austrian Airlines
Wed
Oct 6
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$367Austrian Airlines
Thu
Oct 7
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$155Eurowings
Fri
Oct 8
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$155Eurowings
Sat
Oct 9
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
$367Austrian Airlines

Travel Information from Vienna to Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $166
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€9) • 2 h 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Norwegian Air Shuttle or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 133 miles (214 km) by bus, flight or train from Vienna to Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 39 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Norwegian Air Shuttle or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Vienna to Budapest.

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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.

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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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
Budapest
Wien Hbf
Amenities
Wien Westbahnhof
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