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from Vienna to Budapest

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

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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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08:37PMVienna Central Station2h42 11:19PMBudapest
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07:42PMVienna Central Station2h37 10:19PMBudapest-Deli Railway Station
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Jun 22
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273Lufthansa Cityline
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Jun 24
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9Flixbus
255Eurowings Europe
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Jun 25
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295Swiss
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Jun 26
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12Flixbus
304Austrian Airlines
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Jun 27
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9Flixbus
295Austrian Airlines
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Jun 28
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9Flixbus
295Austrian Airlines
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Jun 29
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9Flixbus
295Austrian Airlines
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Jun 30
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9Flixbus
235Eurowings Europe
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Jul 1
9RegioJet a.s.
9Flixbus
295Austrian Airlines
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Jul 2
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295Swiss
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Jul 3
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295Swiss
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Jul 5
9RegioJet a.s.
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304Lufthansa Cityline
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Jul 6
9RegioJet a.s.
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298Austrian Airlines
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Jul 7
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295Swiss
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298Austrian Airlines
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Jul 9
9RegioJet a.s.
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295Austrian Airlines
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295Swiss

General Information about the journey from Vienna to Budapest

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.

Buses from Vienna to Budapest

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.

Trains from Vienna to Budapest

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.

Flights from Vienna to Budapest

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.

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FAQs
Does Hungary have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling between Vienna and Budapest?

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary is: Restricted.

Can travellers from Austria enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Budapest from Vienna?

Conditions of entry into Hungary:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Budapest, Hungary?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:

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

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.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Vienna, Austria from Budapest, Hungary?

The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Hungary is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Vienna from Budapest restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vienna, Austria?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

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.

What are my travel options from Vienna to Budapest?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Vienna and Budapest. You can take a coach, flight or train.

How far is Budapest from Vienna?

You should expect to travel around 133 miles (214 km) from Vienna to Budapest.

When going from Vienna to Budapest, where do I depart from Vienna and where do I arrive in Budapest?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Vienna International Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travellers take a coach from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) to Budapest, Thokoly Way (Keleti Railway Station).
  • Most travellers take a train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Déli.
Which travel companies can get me from Vienna to Budapest?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Vienna to Budapest:

  • You can travel from Vienna to Budapest by flight with Lufthansa Cityline. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €169 with Lufthansa Cityline from Vienna to Budapest.
  • You can take a coach from Vienna to Budapest with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for €9 with Flixbus from Vienna to Budapest.
  • You can go to Budapest from Vienna by train with ÖBB. You'll see cheap train tickets for €20 with ÖBB from Vienna to Budapest on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly from Vienna to Budapest?

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

  • You can find a direct train to Budapest with ÖBB or ÖBB | Euro City (EC).

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Vienna to Budapest?
Looking to extend your trip from Vienna to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Vienna to Budapest usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Bratislava or Kraków. If you're looking to explore Prague, Bratislava or Kraków from Budapest, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy tickets to Budapest from Vienna online for the best deals?

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:

  • Plane tickets are costing €169 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average €9 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing €20 one way on average.

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.

What is the cheapest way to go to Budapest from Vienna?

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.

What is the fastest way to Budapest from Vienna?

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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