The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Vienna to Budapest will cost around € 44 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 44.
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2 h 37 m
2 h 37 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Vienna for Budapest every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 214 km distance in an average of 2 h 37 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 37 m .
The slowest train will take 2 h 39 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 39 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||26 €|
|Trains depart from:||Vienna|
|Trains arrive in:||Budapest|
|Train Companies:||ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB|
Trains from Vienna to Budapest depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Budapest Keleti bus station. Most trains from Vienna to Budapest are direct, while later trains require multiple transfers. The first train from Vienna to Budapest departs at 4:45 a.m. while the last train leaves at 9:53 p.m. All Vienna to Budapest trains are operated by either ÖBB.
Trains from Vienna to Budapest depart from the main station, the new Wien Hauptbahnhof, situated to the south of the city center. The station is well-connected, with a wide choice of public transport links. Vienna's Hauptbahnhof has its own stops on the S-Bahn suburban railway and the U-Bahn metro. Tram routes 0 and 18 connect the station to the city center. Bus services 13A and 69A and the night bus N66 stop by the station entrance. Taxi ranks are located on the station concourse and nearby on Reinergasse, Landgutgasse and Favoritenstrasse.
Hungary's attractive capital is actually two towns, Buda and Pest, split by the Danube, each with a wealth of attractions for visitors. Highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage site district around Buda Castle, romantic walkways along the Danube embankments and the city's famous bathhouses and spas' ornate 19th-century decor. Trains from Vienna to Budapest arrive at the elegant Budapest Keleti Palyaudvar station, located east of the city center, about 20 minutes walk from the Danube. Public transport options include Metro connections around the city on the red M2 and green M4 lines. There are 17 bus routes serving the station and tram routes 24 and 24G depart from the nearby stop on Festetics Gyorgy ut. There are taxi ranks at the station entrance and exit.