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There are 6 ways to get from Westbahnhof to Budapest by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Vienna Meidling Train Station to Budapest Kelenfold Train Station Budapest Déli Train Station - Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova

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Train via Budapest-Keleti  •  3h 51m

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

Train via Budapest Déli Train Station  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Vienna Central Train Station to Budapest Déli Train Station Budapest Déli Train Station - Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova

Bus  •  4h 16m

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

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Westbahnhof to Budapest 246.6 km

Subway, fly  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the subway from Westbahnhof to Landstraße
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

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The most affordable way to get from Westbahnhof to Budapest is to train, which costs €9 - €26 and takes 3h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Westbahnhof to Budapest is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Westbahnhof to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Esterházygasse and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop via Vienna, Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Westbahnhof to Budapest station. However, there are services departing from Westbahnhof and arriving at Budapest Kelenfold Train Station via Vienna Meidling Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 36m.

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The distance between Westbahnhof and Budapest is 216 km. The road distance is 246.6 km.

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The best way to get from Westbahnhof to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs €9 - €26.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Westbahnhof to Budapest, including transfers.

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Westbahnhof to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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Westbahnhof to Budapest train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna Meidling Train Station.

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The best way to get from Westbahnhof to Budapest is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs €9 - €26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €20 and takes 4h 16m.

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  • Distance: 216 km
  • Duration: 3h 36m

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

RegioJet operates a train from Vienna Meidling Train Station to Budapest Kelenfold Train Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost 2 900 Ft - 9 500 Ft and the journey takes 2h 24m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop every 3 hours. Tickets cost 3 200 Ft - 4 500 Ft and the journey takes 2h 45m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
48 000 Ft - 230 000 Ft
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna Meidling Train Station to Budapest Kelenfold Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Train from Vienna Central Train Station to Budapest Déli Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 900 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 900 Ft - 4 200 Ft
1st Class
6 000 Ft - 9 500 Ft
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
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-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 22 000 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 Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
2h 50m
Frequency
3 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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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Westbahnhof to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Westbahnhof to Budapest train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest Kelenfold Train Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Westbahnhof to Budapest is 247 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Westbahnhof to Budapest.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport.

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