There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus, ferry, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...

$50 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse Rj

$9 - $12

5 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 902 / ...

$14 - $44

Ferry  •  6 h

  1. Take the ferry from Budapest to Vienna

$155

Rideshare  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Vienna 151.7 miles

$15

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Vienna 152.2 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 40 min

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

$103 - $303

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Vienna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Budapest to Vienna every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget aut.áll. to Wien Erdberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$10 - $13
Ferry operators
Mahart Passnave
Phone
+36 1 484 4013
Website
mahartpassnave.hu
Ferry from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$155
Schedules at
mahartpassnave.hu
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Vienna is 214 km. The road distance is 243 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to bus which costs 2 200 Ft - 2 800 Ft and takes 2 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to drive which takes 2 h 20 min and costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér and arriving at Vídeň, U2 Stadion, Busterminal Stadioncenter, Engerthstrasse. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Budapest and arriving at Vienna. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

The train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf takes 2 h 26 min including transfers and departs four times a day.