You can get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus or flight.
To get from Budapest to Vienna on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||€12 - €125|
|Cheapest mode||Train • €12 • 2 h 34 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • €125 • 50 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S.|
Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 214 km between Budapest and Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €12. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Budapest to Vienna.
Budapest, Hungary is around 240 kilometres from Vienna, in neighbouring Austria. Flying is the fastest method of transport, at just under an hour. The total journey time, including waiting time at the airport, is more or less the same by bus, train and plane. All flights, trains and buses leave from the main airport and stations in Budapest. Flights and trains arrive at Vienna's international airport and main railway station, while buses stop at various locations in the city.
Buses depart from Könyves Kálmán körút or Nyugati pályaudvar stations in Budapest. These routes terminate at Wien Stadion Center (Busbahnhof), Erdberg Busterminal or at Vienna Airport (Wien Schwechat-Flughafen). There are around 15 departures per day, all of which are direct journeys and take between 2 and 3.5 hours. Bus journeys on this route are offered by Flixbus, Berlin Linien Bus and Orange Ways.
Trains set off from Kelenfoeld or Keleti pályaudvar stations and arrive at Wien Westbahnhof. There is one departure every one to two hours throughout the day. High-speed railjet trains on the direct route take around 2.5 hours, while indirect trains can take three to four hours or longer. Reservations are required for many of these journeys. Trains on this route are run by ÖBB railjet and Hungarian State Railways.
All flights travel between Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and Vienna International Airport. Austrian Airlines operates three direct flights per day, which takes approximately 50 minutes. There are many indirect flight combinations, with a much longer total travel time. These flights require at least one change and are provided by Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways, among others.
Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria is: Unrestricted.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.
The government of Austria has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Vienna from Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.
The restriction level for your return to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of reentry into Hungary:
You should observe these safety measures in Hungary as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Hungary was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Budapest from Vienna closer to your date of departure here.
There are 4 ways that you can travel to Vienna from Budapest. You can take a coach, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way from Budapest to Vienna is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around €12 compared to other travel options to Vienna:
A train is €3 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Budapest to Vienna costing on average €15.
A train journey is usually €113 less than a journey to Vienna by plane, which costs on average €125 for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel from Budapest to Vienna is by flight, which takes on average 50 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 45 min.
In comparison, getting to Vienna by train can take on average 2 h 34 min.
The Budapest to Vienna distance is approximately 214 km.
The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Budapest and Vienna as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Budapest to Vienna:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to Vienna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Budapest to Vienna with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Vienna tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.
Before travelling from Budapest to Vienna, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Budapest to Vienna 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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