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from Vienna to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

To get from Vienna to Budapest on Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:27AMVienna2h31 12:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$141One-way
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10:27AMVienna2h31 12:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$141One-way
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05:27PMVienna2h31 07:58PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$181One-way
04:42PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 07:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$241One-way
08:42AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 11:19AMBudapest Keleti
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$301One-way

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Sun
Jan 23
$14RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$366Swiss
Mon
Jan 24
$11RegioJet a.s.
$16Flixbus
$366Swiss
Tue
Jan 25
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
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Wed
Jan 26
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$150Eurowings
Thu
Jan 27
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$302Swiss
Fri
Jan 28
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$180Norwegian Air Shuttle
Sat
Jan 29
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$232Swiss
Sun
Jan 30
$14RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$232Swiss
Mon
Jan 31
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$232Swiss
Tue
Feb 1
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$232tab
Wed
Feb 2
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$177Austrian Airlines
Thu
Feb 3
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$177Austrian Airlines
Fri
Feb 4
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$176Swiss
Sat
Feb 5
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$177Austrian Airlines
Sun
Feb 6
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Swiss
Mon
Feb 7
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Swiss
Tue
Feb 8
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Austrian Airlines
Wed
Feb 9
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Austrian Airlines
Thu
Feb 10
$11RegioJet a.s.
$11Flixbus
$139Austrian Airlines
Fri
Feb 11
$11RegioJet a.s.
$14Flixbus
$139Swiss

Travel Information between Vienna and Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $156
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€9) • 2 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, 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.

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

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FAQs

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

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Austria enter Hungary?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Hungary:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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 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.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Austria from Budapest, Hungary?

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:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

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.

How do I travel from Vienna to Budapest?

There are 3 ways to travel from Vienna to Budapest including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Vienna to Budapest?

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).

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 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.

How far is Budapest from Vienna?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Vienna to Budapest?

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Budapest is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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.

Where do I depart from Vienna? Where do I arrive in Budapest?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Vienna International Airport and tend to arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and tend to arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Trains mostly leave from Wien Westbahnhof and tend to arrive in Budapest-Déli.

Which travel companies can take 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:

  • Swiss can get you to Budapest by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Swiss from Vienna to Budapest for $156 (€129) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can get you to Budapest by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Vienna to Budapest for $11 (€9) on Omio.
  • RegioJet a. S. Can take you to Budapest by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for RegioJet a. S. From Vienna to Budapest for $11 (€9).

Can I travel directly between Vienna and Budapest?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or RegioJet a. S. With 12 direct trains per day.

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.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Vienna and Budapest ends?

Your trip from Vienna to Budapest doesn't have to end in Budapest. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Bratislava or Kraków. If you’d like to add Prague, Bratislava or Kraków to your Vienna to Budapest tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Budapest today!

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 buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $156 (€129) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $11 (€9) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $11 (€9) one way.

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.