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

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Train  •  2h 26m

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

5€ - 18€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

7€ - 11€

Night train  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Night Train

5€ - 18€

Rideshare  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Vienna 243.2 km

13€

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Vienna 243.3 km

23€ - 35€

Train, fly  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE

45€ - 176€

Hungary → Austria
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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, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vatican and Iceland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Austria

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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 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.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Austria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to bus which costs 2 800 Ft - 3 900 Ft and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to drive which costs 8 000 Ft - 12 000 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 two 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 every four hours, 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 every four hours.

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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 Hungarian Railways (MÁV), 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 2 800 Ft - 3 900 Ft and takes 2h 45m.

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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?

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost 12€ - 14€ and the journey takes 2h 26m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf every 2 hours. Tickets cost 7€ - 11€ and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Train operators
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 22€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
14€ - 22€
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 18€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
5€ - 7€
1st Class
15€ - 18€
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
5€ - 18€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
5€ - 7€
1st Class
16€ - 18€
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
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 50 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 Hungarian Railways (MÁV), 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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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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