You can get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus or flight.
To get from Budapest to Vienna on 28 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||133 miles (214 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£8 - £262|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £8 • 2 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £8 • 2 h 40 min|
|Popular travel companies||Swiss, RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) or RegioJet a. S.|
Take a flight, coach or train to travel 133 miles (214 km) to Vienna from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Swiss, RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Budapest to Vienna.
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Budapest, Hungary is around 240 kilometres from Vienna, in neighbouring Austria. Flying is the fastest method of transport, at just under an hour. The total journey time, including waiting time at the airport, is more or less the same by bus, train and plane. All flights, trains and buses leave from the main airport and stations in Budapest. Flights and trains arrive at Vienna's international airport and main railway station, while buses stop at various locations in the city.
Buses depart from Könyves Kálmán körút or Nyugati pályaudvar stations in Budapest. These routes terminate at Wien Stadion Center (Busbahnhof), Erdberg Busterminal or at Vienna Airport (Wien Schwechat-Flughafen). There are around 15 departures per day, all of which are direct journeys and take between 2 and 3.5 hours. Bus journeys on this route are offered by Flixbus, Berlin Linien Bus and Orange Ways.
Trains set off from Kelenfoeld or Keleti pályaudvar stations and arrive at Wien Westbahnhof. There is one departure every one to two hours throughout the day. High-speed railjet trains on the direct route take around 2.5 hours, while indirect trains can take three to four hours or longer. Reservations are required for many of these journeys. Trains on this route are run by ÖBB railjet and Hungarian State Railways.
All flights travel between Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and Vienna International Airport. Austrian Airlines operates three direct flights per day, which takes approximately 50 minutes. There are many indirect flight combinations, with a much longer total travel time. These flights require at least one change and are provided by Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways, among others.
International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria is: Partially open.
Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your journey from Budapest to Vienna.
The restriction level for your return to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Partially open.
Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.
Conditions of reentry into Hungary:
You should observe these safety measures in Hungary as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Hungary was last checked on 24/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Budapest from Vienna closer to your date of departure here.
There are 3 travel options from Budapest to Vienna: flight, coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Budapest to Vienna, which costs on average £8.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Vienna:
A coach is about £254 less than a flight, which costs on average £262 for this route.
A coach is about £1 less than a train, which costs on average £8 for this trip.
The quickest way to travel to Vienna from Budapest is by train, which takes on average 2 h 40 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 4 h of travel time.
In comparison, getting to Vienna by coach can take on average 2 h 45 min.
The distance between Budapest and Vienna is around 133 miles (214 km).
The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Vienna from Budapest as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Budapest to Vienna:
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When planning your trip to Vienna from Budapest, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets between Budapest and Vienna online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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