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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2 h 37 m
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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.
|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 31 min|
|Average train ticket price||£17 (€19)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||ÖBB | 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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Hungary, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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