How to travel from Vienna to Budapest

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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 Jul 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Vienna to Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range€10 - €120
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €10 • 2 h 29 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €120 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 133 miles (214 km) by coach, flight or train to Budapest from Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €10. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Vienna to Budapest.

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

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

Is international entry into Budapest from Vienna restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 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 Vienna to Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Vienna from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 6/27/22. 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 to get from Vienna to Budapest: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Vienna to Budapest is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around €10 compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A train is generally €6 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average €16 from Vienna to Budapest.

A train is generally €110 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average €120 from Vienna to Budapest.

The quickest way to travel between Vienna and Budapest is by flight, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 35 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 29 min   on average.

The Vienna to Budapest distance is approximately 133 miles (214 km).

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Budapest is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Vienna to Budapest, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Vienna to Budapest tickets on Omio for €16.
  • Eurowings can get you to Budapest by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Vienna to Budapest for €120 on Omio.
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. For trains to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for RegioJet a. S. Vienna to Budapest tickets on Omio for €10.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Budapest with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Arda Tur with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Budapest with Austrian Airlines.
  • You can check for a direct train to Budapest with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or RegioJet a. S. With 12 direct trains per day.

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 trip.

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

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

  • Coach tickets cost €16 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average €120 one way.
  • Train tickets cost €10 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.

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