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from Budapest to Vienna

You can get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Budapest to Vienna on 20 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:52Budapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h40 10:32Vienna
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£81One-way
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07:52Budapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h40 10:32Vienna
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£81One-way
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15:52Budapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h40 18:32Vienna
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£81One-way
06:40Budapest2h38 09:18Vienna Central Station
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£231One-way
10:40Budapest2h41 13:21Vienna Central Station
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£271One-way

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Sat
19 Jun
£28ÖBB | Regionalzug
£11Flixbus
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Sun
20 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£13Flixbus
£177Lufthansa
Mon
21 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£179Lufthansa
Tue
22 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£179Lufthansa
Wed
23 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£179Lufthansa
Thu
24 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£14Flixbus
£304Lufthansa
Fri
25 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£10Flixbus
£267Lufthansa
Sat
26 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£179Lufthansa
Sun
27 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£179Lufthansa
Mon
28 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£272Swiss
Tue
29 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£178Lufthansa
Wed
30 Jun
£8RegioJet a.s.
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Thu
1 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£170Air Dolomiti
Fri
2 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£139Lufthansa
Sat
3 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£117Lufthansa
Sun
4 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£159Lufthansa
Mon
5 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£153Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
6 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£153Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
7 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
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Thu
8 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£177Lufthansa
Fri
9 Jul
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£117Lufthansa
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General Information about the journey from Budapest to Vienna

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 from Budapest to Vienna

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 from Budapest to Vienna

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.

Flights from Budapest to Vienna

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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Budapest to Vienna
Travel to Vienna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Budapest to Vienna.
FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Austria due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Vienna from Budapest?

Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Hungary enter Austria?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Vienna from Budapest?

Conditions of entry into Austria:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Vienna, Austria?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Austria has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 16/06/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Vienna from Budapest.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Budapest, Hungary from Vienna, Austria due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Restricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Austria?

Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Hungary from Austria?

Requirements for reentering Hungary:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Hungary?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Hungary to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 14/06/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Budapest from Vienna.

How do I go from Budapest to Vienna?

There are 2 ways to travel from Budapest to Vienna including taking a coach or train.

How far is it from Budapest to Vienna?

Vienna is approximately 133 miles (214 km) away from Budapest.

What are the departure and arrival points in Budapest and in Vienna?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Budapest to Vienna:

  • Most travellers board their plane from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Vienna International Airport.
  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Budapest to Vienna depart from Budapest, Thokoly Way (Keleti Railway Station) to Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Most travellers board their train from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Wien Hauptbahnhof.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Budapest to Vienna?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Budapest to Vienna:

  • You can travel by plane from Budapest to Vienna with Swiss, and you can find Swiss Budapest to Vienna tickets for £269 on Omio.
  • You can travel from Budapest to Vienna by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with Flixbus from Budapest to Vienna.
  • You can go to Vienna from Budapest by train with ÖBB | Euro City (EC). You'll see cheap train tickets for £14 with ÖBB | Euro City (EC) from Budapest to Vienna on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Vienna from Budapest?

Yes, there are direct routes from Budapest to Vienna with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct train to Vienna with ÖBB or ÖBB | Euro City (EC).

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Vienna tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Budapest to Vienna ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Budapest to Vienna don't make Vienna their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Prague, Munich or Bratislava, either of which you could add to your Budapest and Vienna trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Vienna to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Budapest and Vienna online to get the best deals?

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:

  • Plane tickets are costing £269 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost £9 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £14 one way.

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.

What is the cheapest way from Budapest to Vienna?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Budapest to Vienna, which costs on average £9.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Vienna:

A coach is £260 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Vienna costing on average £269.

A coach is about £5 less than a train, which costs on average £14 for this route.

What is the fastest way from Budapest to Vienna?

The fastest way to get to Vienna from Budapest is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 38 min.

There are alternative travel options to Vienna that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Vienna by flight can take on average 4 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 50 min  on average.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest
Vienna
Budapest - Könyves Kálmán k
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Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
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Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station
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