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You can get from Vienna to Budapest by train, bus or flight.
To get from Vienna to Budapest on Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$11 - $156|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $11 (€9) • 2 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $11 (€9) • 2 h 31 min|
|Popular travel companies||Swiss, Flixbus or RegioJet a. S.|
Take a flight, bus or train to travel 133 miles (214 km) to Budapest from Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 31 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 Swiss, Flixbus or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train 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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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.
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.
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.
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 between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of entry into Hungary:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 1/17/22. 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 between Vienna and Budapest.
The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Hungary is: Partially open.
Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.
Conditions of reentry into Austria:
You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 1/20/22. 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.
There are 3 ways to travel from Vienna to Budapest including taking a flight, bus or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Vienna and Budapest is by taking a bus with an average price of $11 (€9).
This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:
Taking a bus is about $145 (€120) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $156 (€129) for this route.
A bus is $1 (€1) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Vienna to Budapest costing on average $11 (€9).
The quickest way to travel between Vienna and Budapest is by train, which takes on average 2 h 31 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, getting to Budapest by flight can take on average 4 h 15 min.
In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 45 min of travel time.
The distance is approximately 133 miles (214 km) from Vienna to Budapest.
The average frequency per day from Vienna to Budapest is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Vienna and Budapest as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points 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:
Yes, there are direct services available from Vienna to Budapest with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Budapest as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Vienna and Budapest.
Before traveling from Vienna to Budapest, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
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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