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 Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:58AMBudapest2h34 10:32AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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11:20AMBudapest4h35 03:55PMVienna
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02:58PMBudapest2h34 05:32PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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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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Travel Information to Vienna from Budapest

distanceDistance214 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€12 - €125
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €12 • 2 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €125 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, 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.

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

Travel Tips: Travel to Vienna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Budapest to Vienna.
FAQs

Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Vienna from Budapest restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 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.

Is my journey back to Budapest from Vienna restricted?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

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

Conditions of reentry into Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

You should observe these safety measures in Hungary as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

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:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 16 trains a day.

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:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and tend to arrive in Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Flights mostly leave from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and tend to arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart 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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Vienna by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for €15.
  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Vienna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for €125.
  • RegioJet a. S. Can get you to Vienna by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with RegioJet a. S. From Budapest to Vienna for €12 on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Vienna with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with around 1 direct coach every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Vienna with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or RegioJet a. S. With around 15 direct trains every day.

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.

Omio customers who travel from Budapest to Vienna often also extend their holiday to go to Prague, Munich or Bratislava. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Vienna and these popular destinations at a great price.

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:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is €15 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is €125 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average €12 one way for this journey.

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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