You can get from Vienna to Budapest by train, bus or flight.
To get from Vienna to Budapest on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||€12 - €116|
|Cheapest mode||Train • €12 • 2 h 31 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • €116 • 45 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, Eurowings or RegioJet a. S.|
Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 214 km 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 €12. 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.
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.
International travel from Vienna, Austria to Budapest, Hungary is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Hungary must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your journey from Vienna to Budapest.
The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Hungary is: Unrestricted.
Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
All travellers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Vienna from Budapest here.
There are 4 ways that you can travel from Vienna to Budapest. You can take a coach, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way from Vienna to Budapest is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around €12 compared to other travel options to Budapest:
A train is about €3 less than a coach, which costs on average €15 for this trip.
A train is €104 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Budapest costing on average €116.
The fastest way to get to Budapest from Vienna is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.
There are alternative travel options to Budapest that can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 50 min of travel time.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 31 min of travel time.
The distance from Vienna to Budapest is approximately 214 km.
The average frequency per day from Vienna to Budapest is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Budapest from 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 Vienna to Budapest:
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:
Yes, there are direct services available from Vienna to Budapest with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Budapest as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Budapest from Vienna.
Before travelling from Vienna to Budapest, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Vienna to Budapest 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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