How to travel from Budapest to Vienna

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from Budapest to Vienna

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

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The best way to travel from Budapest to Vienna is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

RegioJet a. s. (RJ_AT)
01:27PMVienna Hbf
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RegioJet a. s. (RJ_AT)
09:27PMVienna Hbf
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Austrian Airlines
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
07:45AMVienna International Airport (VIE)
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RegioJet a.s.
10:32AMVienna Hbf
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RegioJet a.s.
05:32PMVienna Hbf
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Budapest Keleti
12:20PMVienna Hbf
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Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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Air Mercury
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
03:45PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
1 transfer
Lot Polish Airlines
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
08:45AMVienna International Airport (VIE)
1 transfer
Austrian Airlines
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
12:05PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
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Travel Information to Vienna from Budapest

distanceDistance214 km
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range€9 - €10
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €9 • 2 h 29 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €124 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Austrian Airlines or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 214 km by train, coach or flight from Budapest to Vienna. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are FlixBus, Austrian Airlines or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, 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.

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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.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      Austrian Airlines is Austria’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy Class or Business Class for your next travel from Budapest to Vienna.

        FAQs: Travel from Budapest to Vienna

        FAQs: 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.

        There are 3 options to travel between Budapest and Vienna including taking a train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Budapest and Vienna is a train with an average price of €9.

        This is compared to other travel options from Budapest to Vienna:

        A train is €1 less than a coach with an average ticket price of €10 from Budapest to Vienna.

        Taking a train costs less than taking a ferry, which costs on average for the same trip.

        Taking a train costs €115 less than taking a flight, which costs on average €124 for the same trip.

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

        Other travel options to Vienna take longer:

        Taking a coach requires on average 2 h 50 min of travel time.

        Train takes 2 h 29 min on average.

        The distance from Budapest to Vienna is approximately 214 km.

        The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:

        • Around 2 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Budapest to Vienna as scheduled services by train, coach or flight 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 depart from Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér and arrive in Vienna, Central Station Südtiroler Platz.
        • Flights mostly depart from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
        • Trains from Budapest to Vienna most often leave from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrive in Vienna Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Budapest to Vienna:

        • Travel with FlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK), BlaBlaCar, Arda Tur, Infobus, Eurolines Deutschland, BlaBlaCar Bus or Euroclub to go to Vienna by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for €10.
        • Travel with Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa, SWISS, LAER, Norwegian Air, TUIfly or Air Baltic to go to Vienna by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for €124.
        • RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Railjet or Student Agency 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 €13.

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

        • You can check for a direct train to Vienna with RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB or Student Agency with 2 direct trains per day.

        Direct services to Vienna tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

        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, Bratislava, Salzburg or Munich, 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!

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