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There are 5 ways to get from Sankt Pölten to Budapest by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

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Train via Budapest-Deli

  1. Take the train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Meidling
  2. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Budapest-Deli

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop

Drive

  1. Drive from Sankt Pölten to Budapest

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from St.Poelten Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD)

Sankt Pölten to Budapest by train

104 Weekly Trains
3h 38m Average Duration
4 259 Ft Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Sankt Pölten to Budapest is to train and bus, which costs €11 - €60 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Sankt Pölten to Budapest is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 2h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sankt Pölten to Budapest. However, there are services departing from St.Poelten Hbf and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 38m.

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The distance between Sankt Pölten and Budapest is 266 km. The road distance is 313.9 km.

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The best way to get from Sankt Pölten to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 3h 38m and costs €10 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Sankt Pölten to Budapest, including transfers.

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Sankt Pölten to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, depart from St.Poelten Hbf station.

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

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Sankt Pölten to Budapest train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sankt Pölten to Budapest is 314 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Sankt Pölten to Budapest.

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  • Distance: 265.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 38m

What companies run services between Sankt Pölten, Austria and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from Sankt Pölten to Budapest via Wien Hbf in around 3h 38m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
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 St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from St.Pölten Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from St. Pölten, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 400 Ft - 2 900 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
1 400 Ft - 2 100 Ft
1st Class
1 900 Ft - 2 900 Ft
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 800 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 800 Ft - 4 000 Ft
1st Class
6 000 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Train from Wien Meidling to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 900 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 900 Ft - 4 100 Ft
1st Class
6 000 Ft - 9 500 Ft
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 St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4 600 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4 300 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
3 200 Ft - 4 600 Ft
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 200 Ft - 4 600 Ft
1st Class
4 800 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
3 100 Ft - 4 400 Ft
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 100 Ft - 4 400 Ft
1st Class
4 700 Ft - 7 000 Ft
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
Train from St.Poelten Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3 200 Ft - 4 500 Ft
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Central Station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 7 000 Ft
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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