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There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Hallstatt by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Wien Meidling Ic
  2. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Hallstatt Ic

57€ - 93€

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Bus  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Meidling to Attnang-Puchheim
  3. Take the bus from Attnang-Puchheim Bf. to Bad Ischl Bahnhof 509

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Hallstatt 498.5 km

45€ - 70€

Shuttle  •  5h 30m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Hallstatt Eurobusways

60€ - 120€

Budapest to Hallstatt by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Hallstatt is around 20h 45m and covers a distance of around 552 km. The fastest train normally takes 20h 33m. Operated by RegioJet and Austrian Railways (ÖBB), the Budapest to Hallstatt train service departs from Budapest-Deli and arrives in Hallstatt. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Hallstatt train schedules

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International entry into Austria from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hallstatt is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hallstatt is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hallstatt is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Austria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Hallstatt is to drive which costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Hallstatt is to drive which costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Hallstatt. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Deli and arriving at Hallstatt via Wien Meidling. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 41m.

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The distance between Budapest and Hallstatt is 405 km. The road distance is 498.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Hallstatt without a car is to train which takes 6h 41m and costs 20 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Budapest to Hallstatt, including transfers.

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Budapest to Hallstatt train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Budapest-Deli station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Hallstatt is to train which takes 6h 41m and costs 20 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9h 7m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Hallstatt is 499 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Budapest to Hallstatt.

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  • Distance: 404.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Hallstatt, Austria?

You can take a train from Budapest to Hallstatt via Wien Meidling in around 6h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Hallstatt via Vienna, Hbf, Wien Hbf, Wien Meidling, Vienna Meidling, Attnang-Puchheim Bf., Bad Ischl Bahnhof, and Hallstatt Gosaumühle in around 9h 7m.

Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Deli to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 23€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
15€ - 23€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

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 Meidling to Hallstatt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Meidling to Attnang-Puchheim
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Oberösterreichischer Verkehrsverbund
Phone
0732 66 10 10 66
Email
kundencenter@ooevv.at
Website
ooevv.at
Bus from Attnang-Puchheim Bf. to Bad Ischl Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ooevv.at
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Hallstatt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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