How to get from Vienna to Budapest

Travel options
from Vienna to Budapest

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

Our recommendation
train

To get from Vienna to Budapest on 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:27Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h31 19:58Budapest
0 changes
£101One-way
Cheapest
17:27Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h31 19:58Budapest
0 changes
£101One-way
Other options
21:10Wien, Stadion Center2h35 23:45Budapest
0 changes
£201One-way
18:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 21:19Budapest Keleti
0 changes
£341One-way
19:42Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)2h37 22:19Budapest Keleti
0 changes
£351One-way

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
Place to stay

Need a place to stay in Budapest?

view on map

Top pick hotels

View more

Entire homes & apartments

View more

Find the best accommodation for you, with our partner Booking.com

View all

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
16 Aug
Wed
17 Aug
Thu
18 Aug
Fri
19 Aug
Sat
20 Aug
Sun
21 Aug
Mon
22 Aug
Tue
23 Aug
Wed
24 Aug
Thu
25 Aug
Fri
26 Aug
Sat
27 Aug
Sun
28 Aug
Mon
29 Aug
Tue
30 Aug
Wed
31 Aug
Thu
01 Sept
Fri
02 Sept
Sat
03 Sept
Sun
04 Sept
Mon
05 Sept

Travel Information between Vienna and Budapest

distanceDistance133 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £189
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £9 • 2 h 29 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £189 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Austrian Airlines or RegioJet a. S.

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 133 miles between Vienna and Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Austrian Airlines or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Vienna to Budapest.

General Information about the journey from Vienna to Budapest

Bus, train and plane travel to Budapest from Vienna are all feasible options in terms of travel times. However, high-speed train is generally the fastest mode of transport for this route. Services are available every day from early morning until late at night.

Buses from Vienna to Budapest

There are several bus companies that provide services to Budapest from Vienna, including OrangeWays.com, berlinlinienbus, and FLiXBUS. The journey is usually direct, and takes from 2 hours and 45 minutes. Buses usually depart from U-Bahnhof Erdbergstraße, VIB Busterminal in Vienna. Arrival points in Budapest include Airport Liszt Ferenz, Nepliget Autobus Station, and Nyugati Railway Station. Services start operating from about 7 a.m, and the last departure is at about 8 p.m. There is usually at least one service available each hour.

Trains from Vienna to Budapest

It’s possible to travel to Budapest from Vienna by EuroCity, Railjet, and regional trains. High-speed trains can take from around 2 hours and 35 minutes. Services are available from about 6:13 a.m until 8:12 p.m. There is generally at least one service provided each hour. Passengers may depart from either Vienna Central Railway Station or Vienna Meidling Railway Station. Trains arrive at either Budapest Kelenfold Railway Station or Budapest Keleti Pu Railway Station.

Flights from Vienna to Budapest

There are a number of airlines that operate services to Budapest from Vienna, such as Air Berlin, Air Baltic, Austrian Airlines, and Lufthansa. Direct flights take from about 3 hours and 40 minutes, while indirect flights take from about 6 hours. Flights are available every day of the week from around 6:25 a.m until about 10:40 p.m. There are usually about 4 flights during the course of each hour. Flights depart from Vienna Airport and arrive at Budapest Airport.

Travel Tips: Travel from Vienna to Budapest

Travel to Budapest 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 Vienna to Budapest.
FAQs

Travel from Vienna, Austria to Budapest, Hungary is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Budapest from Vienna restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

The government of Hungary has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 28/07/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Budapest from Vienna closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Hungary is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, Austria from Budapest, Hungary?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Vienna from Budapest?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Vienna from Budapest here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Vienna to Budapest. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Budapest. Tickets for a train cost on average £9.

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A train is generally £10 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £18 from Vienna to Budapest.

A train is £181 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Budapest costing on average £189.

The fastest way from Vienna to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

Other travel options to Budapest from Vienna can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 29 min.

The distance from Vienna to Budapest is approximately 133 miles.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Budapest is:

  • 10 coaches a day.
  • Around 15 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Vienna and Budapest as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Vienna to Budapest depart from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) to Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Vienna International Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

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

  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can get you to Budapest by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Vienna to Budapest for £18 on Omio.
  • Austrian Airlines can get you to Budapest by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Austrian Airlines from Vienna to Budapest for £189 on Omio.
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. For trains to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for RegioJet a. S. Vienna to Budapest tickets on Omio for £9.

Yes, there are direct services available to Budapest from Vienna with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus with 4 direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day with RegioJet a. S.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Budapest as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Vienna to Budapest.

Looking to extend your trip from Vienna to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Vienna to Budapest usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Bratislava or Kraków. If you're looking to explore Prague, Bratislava or Kraków from Budapest, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Vienna to Budapest, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £18 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £189 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £9 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Vienna to Budapest tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language