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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet / ...

Train via Budapest-Deli  •  3h 7m

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

Rideshare  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Vienna 243.2 km

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Vienna 243.3 km

Fly  •  2h 42m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE

Budapest to Vienna by train

131 Weekly Trains
2h 26m Average Duration
€5 Cheapest Price
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Hungary → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Hungary

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Hungary

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Austria is currently allowed 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

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

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

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

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

No, returning to Hungary from Austria is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to rideshare which costs 4 612 Ft and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to drive which costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 2h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop and arriving at Vienna, Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 26m.

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It is 214 km from Budapest to Vienna. It is approximately 243.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 1 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf takes 2h 26m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Budapest to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Budapest to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 1 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 12 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 2h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 214.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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

Railjet operates a train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 2h 26m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf every 3 hours. Tickets cost €7 - €11 and the journey takes 2h 45m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Train operators
Railjet

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 Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest Déli Train Station to Vienna Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €22
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€14 - €22
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 3 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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Vienna Central Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13
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blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Budapest to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Vienna, Hbf station.

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Budapest to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Vienna is 243 km. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Budapest to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Vienna bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 692+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Vienna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 3 100 Ft - 3 900 Ft.

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