You can get from Vienna to Budapest by train, bus or flight.
To get from Vienna to Budapest on Jun 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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Bus, train and plane travel to Budapest from Vienna are all feasible options in terms of travel times. However, high-speed train is generally the fastest mode of transport for this route. Services are available every day from early morning until late at night.
There are several bus companies that provide services to Budapest from Vienna, including OrangeWays.com, berlinlinienbus, and FLiXBUS. The journey is usually direct, and takes from 2 hours and 45 minutes. Buses usually depart from U-Bahnhof Erdbergstraße, VIB Busterminal in Vienna. Arrival points in Budapest include Airport Liszt Ferenz, Nepliget Autobus Station, and Nyugati Railway Station. Services start operating from about 7 a.m, and the last departure is at about 8 p.m. There is usually at least one service available each hour.
It’s possible to travel to Budapest from Vienna by EuroCity, Railjet, and regional trains. High-speed trains can take from around 2 hours and 35 minutes. Services are available from about 6:13 a.m until 8:12 p.m. There is generally at least one service provided each hour. Passengers may depart from either Vienna Central Railway Station or Vienna Meidling Railway Station. Trains arrive at either Budapest Kelenfold Railway Station or Budapest Keleti Pu Railway Station.
There are a number of airlines that operate services to Budapest from Vienna, such as Air Berlin, Air Baltic, Austrian Airlines, and Lufthansa. Direct flights take from about 3 hours and 40 minutes, while indirect flights take from about 6 hours. Flights are available every day of the week from around 6:25 a.m until about 10:40 p.m. There are usually about 4 flights during the course of each hour. Flights depart from Vienna Airport and arrive at Budapest Airport.
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary is: Restricted.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of entry into Hungary:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 6/20/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Budapest from Vienna.
The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Hungary is: Partially open.
Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.
Conditions of reentry into Austria:
You should observe these safety measures in Austria as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 6/20/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vienna from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.
There are 3 ways that you can travel between Vienna and Budapest. You can take a coach, flight or train.
You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km) from Vienna to Budapest.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Vienna to Budapest:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Vienna to Budapest with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Budapest tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.
When planning your trip to Budapest from Vienna, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Vienna to Budapest online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Budapest, which costs on average €9.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Budapest:
A coach journey is usually €160 less than a journey to Budapest by plane, which costs on average €169 for the same trip.
A coach is €11 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Vienna to Budapest costing on average €20.
The fastest way from Vienna to Budapest is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 37 min.
Other travel options to Budapest from Vienna can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 4 h 30 min of travel time.
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 45 min of travel time.
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