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Duration 2h 37m
Distance 242.9 km
Average price 8 500 Ft
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Vienna and Budapest takes 2h 37m and the fastest train takes 2h 29m. The train service runs several times per day from Vienna to Budapest. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Wien Hbf
  2. Budapest
3h 25m
2 762 Ft - 7 362 Ft

Vienna to Budapest train times

Trains run every four hours between Vienna and Budapest. The service departs Vienna at 19:32 in the evening, which arrives into Budapest at 22:02. All services require a transfer at Südtiroler Pl. - Hbf. and take an average of 2h 37m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Vienna to Budapest? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Stephansplatz and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Vienna and Budapest is 214 km. The road distance is 242.9 km.

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Vienna to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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Vienna to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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There are 5384+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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What companies run services between Vienna and Budapest?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld 3 times a day. Tickets cost 15 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and the journey takes 2h 20m. Three other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
RegioJet
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 500 Ft - 3 500 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Railjet
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 900 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft

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