How to get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Budapest to Vienna is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus|
Travel 214 km by coach from Budapest to Vienna. FlixBus is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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.
You can travel by train, coach or flight for as low as €12 (€12). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip to Vienna from Budapest by travel: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.
RegioJet is a Czech train company that offers a wide range of services to its customers including trains to Vienna from Budapest. It operates both regional and long-distance trains, with the latter covering routes across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary. The regional trains are known as RegioJet Express and offer frequent departures throughout the day. The long-distance trains are called RegioJet Comfort and provide a more luxurious experience with comfortable seating, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. RegioJet offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include a café car, a restaurant car, and a bar car. Passengers can also enjoy a selection of movies and music, as well as access to power outlets. The most popular routes for RegioJet are Prague to Brno, Prague to Ostrava, and Prague to Vienna. These routes offer convenient connections to major cities in the Czech Republic and beyond.
Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly between Budapest and Vienna and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.
You can travel between Budapest and Vienna by coach.
The fastest way to travel from Budapest to Vienna is by flight, which requires on average 45 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 214 km from Budapest to Vienna.
The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Vienna from Budapest as scheduled services by coach can vary by season or day of the week.
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Yes, there is a direct route available from Budapest to Vienna:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Vienna as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Vienna from Budapest.
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