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from Budapest to Vienna

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

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Vienna on 28 Oct 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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18:15Budapest3h00 21:15Vienna
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£81One-way
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15:52Budapest, Könyves Kálmán k2h40 18:32Vienna
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£81One-way
10:15Budapest3h00 13:15Vienna
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£81One-way
05:40Budapest Keleti2h41 08:21Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
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£221One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£10RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£239Swiss
Thu
28 Oct
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£193Swiss
Fri
29 Oct
£11RegioJet a.s.
£8RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£247Lufthansa
Sat
30 Oct
£10RegioJet a.s.
£10RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£160Lufthansa
Sun
31 Oct
£13RegioJet a.s.
£13RegioJet a. s. (RJ_SK)
£160Lufthansa
Mon
1 Nov
£11RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£196Lufthansa
Tue
2 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£155Lufthansa
Wed
3 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£128Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£113Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Sat
6 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£125Swiss
Sun
7 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£128Lufthansa
Mon
8 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£114Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£125Swiss
Wed
10 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Thu
11 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
£98Eurowings
Fri
12 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£125Swiss
Sat
13 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8Flixbus
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Sun
14 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Mon
15 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£105Lufthansa
Tue
16 Nov
£8RegioJet a.s.
£8STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£103Swiss

Travel Information to Vienna from Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles (214 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £262
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, 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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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.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Vienna, Austria if I’m coming from Budapest, Hungary?

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Hungary?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Vienna if travelling from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What measures do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Austria must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Budapest, Hungary from Vienna, Austria?

The restriction level for your return to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Budapest from Vienna restricted?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Budapest from Vienna?

Conditions of reentry into Hungary:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

You should observe these safety measures in Hungary as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

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.

How do you get from Budapest to Vienna?

There are 3 travel options from Budapest to Vienna: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Vienna from Budapest?

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.

What is the fastest way to get to Vienna from Budapest?

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.

How many miles are between Budapest and Vienna

The distance between Budapest and Vienna is around 133 miles (214 km).

How many services a day are there to Vienna from Budapest?

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Vienna is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Budapest to Vienna:

  • Flights most often depart from Budapest at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Vienna at Vienna International Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Budapest at Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Vienna at Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB).
  • Trains mostly leave from Budapest-Déli and tend to arrive in Wien Westbahnhof.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Budapest to Vienna?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to Vienna, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Swiss to go to Vienna by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Swiss Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for £262.
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) for coaches to Vienna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for RegioJet a. S. (RJ_SK) Budapest to Vienna tickets on Omio for £8.
  • RegioJet a. S. Can take you to Vienna by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for RegioJet a. S. From Budapest to Vienna for £8.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Budapest to Vienna?
Your journey from Budapest to Vienna doesn't have to end in Vienna. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Munich or Bratislava. If you’d like to add Prague, Munich or Bratislava to your Budapest to Vienna trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Vienna today!
How early should I purchase Budapest to Vienna tickets online to score 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 cost on average £262 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £8 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £8 one way on average.

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.