Vienna to Budapest train

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Budapest

Showing times and prices for 27 May

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£44

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£44

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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14:37Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h42 17:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way
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10:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 13:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way
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15:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 18:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way
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13:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 16:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way
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11:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 14:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way

Train schedule Vienna to Budapest

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10:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 13:19Budapest Keleti
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11:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 14:19Budapest Keleti
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12:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 15:19Budapest Keleti
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13:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 16:19Budapest Keleti
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14:37Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h42 17:19Budapest Keleti
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15:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 18:19Budapest Keleti
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Fastest train times from Vienna to Budapest

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 37 m

Average

2 h 37 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

214 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Vienna for Budapest every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 13:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way
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15:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 18:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way
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13:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 16:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way
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11:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 14:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way
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12:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 15:19Budapest Keleti
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£441One-way

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Overview: Train from Vienna to Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price£17 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet or RegioJet a. S.

Trains from Vienna to Budapest cover the 133 miles (214 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 31 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet or RegioJet a. S. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

Train providers: ÖBB trains Vienna to Budapest

ÖBB trains will get you to Budapest from Vienna from £8. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

ÖBB

ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip to Budapest from Vienna by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.

ÖBB is one of the best options when travelling by train from Vienna to Budapest. Omio quickly shows you current ÖBB train timetables for the Vienna - Budapest journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Vienna to Budapest is around 133 miles (214 km) and the cheapest ÖBB one-way ticket you can book starts at £44. As you check the latest Vienna to Budapest train timetable from ÖBB for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Budapest safely. If you search for ÖBB tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect ÖBB ticket between Vienna and Budapest so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

  • Average Price: £44

Trains from Vienna to Budapest

Direct train services operate once an hour between the cities of Vienna and Budapest each day. Passengers can expect approximately 2.5 hours of travel time to reach Budapest. A single service leaves in the early hours of the morning which involves two connections and a journey time of just over 3.5 hours. An overnight service involving three changes and a journey time of 9 hours 25 minutes is also available. Trains depart from Vienna Hbf and arrive at Budapest Keleti Station.

Which train companies travel from Vienna to Budapest?

Trains to Budapest from Vienna are high-speed BB Railjets, operated by the Austrian national rail provider. There are three ticket classes - economy, first and business. All offer comfortable seating, luggage space, free wifi, tables, power sockets and buffet or trolley catering.

How long is the train from Vienna to Budapest?

Direct trains between the cities of Vienna and Budapest take approximately 2.5 hours to complete the 150 mile trip. Connecting services significantly increase journey time depending on layovers at transitioning stations.

How many trains are there from Vienna to Budapest?

Passengers can expect at least one departure per hour every day of the week. The first train leaves in the early hours of the morning with direct services continuing until shortly before 8:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Vienna to Budapest?

Departure station:Trains from Vienna to Budapest all depart from Vienna Hbf. Housed in a contemporary building the station opened in December 2015 and is now Vienna's main and busiest transport hub. As well as long distance trains it is served by regional, U-Bahn and S-Bahn trains, local buses and taxis. Station facilities include car parking, wifi, left luggage storage, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Arrival station:Trains travelling between Vienna and Budapest arrive at Budapest Keleti Station which is housed in an elegant historic building. The city's main attractions and the River Danube are within 30 minutes walk while local buses, taxis, Metro lines 2 and 4, as well as trams, provide transport links. Facilities at the station include wifi, left luggage lockers, ATMs, shops and restaurants.

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FAQs

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Hungary from Austria?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Hungary from Vienna?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

When travelling in Hungary, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 23/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Vienna to Budapest before travelling.

Return travel from Hungary to Austria is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Vienna from Budapest?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Budapest?

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Vienna, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 23/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Vienna from Budapest.

You can find a cheap train from Vienna to Budapest for some dates and times for as low as £8  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Budapest from Vienna is £17  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Budapest from Vienna via train to be approximately 133 miles (214 km).
The train time from Vienna to Budapest is on average 2 h 31 min  for the 133 miles (214 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Budapest from Vienna by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers book a train from Wien Westbahnhof   to Budapest-Déli   most frequently for this route.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Wien Westbahnhof, is located 4.2 miles (6.7 km) from the city centre of Vienna.

The most popular arrival train station, Budapest-Déli, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre of Budapest.

When taking a train from Vienna to Budapest, you can count on ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet or RegioJet a. S. For the best way to get you to Budapest. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Budapest from Vienna and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day between Vienna and Budapest, and you can find a direct train for this route with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or RegioJet a. S.   on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Vienna for Budapest is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Vienna to Budapest at 08: 27   or take the last train from Vienna to Budapest leaving at 22: 53. Look for the latest Vienna Budapest train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Budapest from Vienna within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £17 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Vienna to Budapest a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
Budapest
The major railway station for departures from Vienna is Wien Westbahnhof. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Wien Westbahnhof for your trip between Vienna and Budapest.

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