How to travel from Budapest to Vienna

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from Budapest to Vienna

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

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To get from Budapest to Vienna on Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:20AMBudapest4h35 03:55PMVienna
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10:50AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar5h05 03:55PMVienna
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10:40AMBudapest Keleti2h41 01:21PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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03:40PMBudapest Keleti2h41 06:21PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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Travel Information between Budapest and Vienna

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €145 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air Baltic or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 133 miles (214 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Budapest to Vienna. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Air Baltic or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Budapest to Vienna.

General Information about the journey 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 from Budapest to Vienna

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 from Budapest to Vienna

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.

Flights from Budapest to Vienna

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 Tips: Travel from Budapest to Vienna

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FAQs

Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Vienna from Budapest restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Vienna, Austria from Budapest?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Vienna, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 6/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Budapest to Vienna closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Austria?

Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Hungary from Austria?

Requirements for reentering Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Hungary?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Hungary to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 6/27/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Budapest from Vienna.

There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Vienna: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Budapest to Vienna is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around €1 compared to other travel options to Vienna:

A ferry is about €18 less than a coach, which costs on average €18 for this journey.

A ferry journey is usually €145 less than a journey to Vienna by plane, which costs on average €145 for the same trip.

A ferry is about €9 less than a train, which costs on average €9 for this journey.

The fastest way from Budapest to Vienna is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

Other travel options to Vienna from Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 45 min.

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In comparison, getting to Vienna by train can take on average 2 h 34 min.

Vienna is approximately 133 miles (214 km) away from Budapest.

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • 18 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Budapest and Vienna as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Budapest to Vienna depart from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar to Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Most travellers board their plane from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Wien Westbahnhof.

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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Vienna by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Budapest to Vienna for €18 on Omio.
  • Air Baltic can get you to Vienna by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air Baltic from Budapest to Vienna for €145 on Omio.
  • RegioJet a. S. Can take you to Vienna by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for RegioJet a. S. From Budapest to Vienna for €9.

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

  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to take to Vienna with Flixbus or Arda Tur.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Vienna with Austrian Airlines.
  • You can find 15 direct trains per day to Vienna with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or RegioJet a. S.

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 buy tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers travelling from Budapest to Vienna don't make Vienna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Prague, Munich or Bratislava, either of which you could add to your Budapest and Vienna trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Vienna to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between Budapest and Vienna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average €18 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average €145 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost €1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average €9 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Vienna from Budapest online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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