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

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Train  •  2h 31m

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

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Bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Wien Hbf to Budapest Kelenföld bus station 902 / ...

Train via Budapest-Deli  •  4h 4m

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

Rideshare  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Budapest 242.6 km

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Budapest 243 km

Fly  •  2h 42m

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

Vienna to Budapest by train

108 Weekly Trains
2h 31m Average Duration
4 400 Ft Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Budapest is to rideshare which costs €13 and takes 3h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Budapest is to drive which takes 2h 21m and costs €40 - €65.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Budapest Kelenföld bus station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Vienna and Budapest is 251 km. The road distance is 243 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs €11 - €13.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld takes 2h 31m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Vienna to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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Vienna to Budapest train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Budapest is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs €11 - €13. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €29 and takes 3h 5m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €290 and takes 2h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 250.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

RegioJet operates a train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld 4 times a day. Tickets cost 4 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and the journey takes 2h 31m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Wien Hbf to Budapest Kelenföld bus station every 4 hours. Tickets cost 8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
48 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 222 222 221
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
4 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
https://regiojet.com/
2nd Class
4 000 Ft - 5 500 Ft
1st Class
11 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Train from Wien Meidling to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
https://regiojet.com/
2nd Class
4 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
11 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
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 Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
https://www.oebb.at/en/
Bus operators
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 Wien Hbf to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
https://www.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.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4 751 Ft
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Vienna to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest Kelenföld bus station.

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Vienna to Budapest train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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

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

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