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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf Rjx / ...

11€ - 14€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet / ...

7€ - 17€

4 alternative options

Bus via Clark Ádám tér  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 902 / ...

17€ - 21€

Rideshare  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Vienna 243.2 km

13€

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Vienna 243.2 km

23€ - 35€

Train, fly  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE

38€ - 144€

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Yes, entry into Austria is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Vienna is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vienna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

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Yes, entry into Hungary from Austria is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to rideshare which costs 4 392 Ft and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to drive which costs 8 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 2h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop and arriving at Vienna, Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Budapest and Vienna is 214 km. The road distance is 243.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 4 300 Ft - 5 000 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf takes 2h 26m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Budapest to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Budapest to Vienna train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 4 300 Ft - 5 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 214.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria?

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 2h 26m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf every 2 hours. Tickets cost 7€ - 11€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. FlixBus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Vienna, Vienna Central Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Budapest to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Vienna, Hbf station.

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Budapest to Vienna train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Vienna is 243 km. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Budapest to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Vienna bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 2524+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Vienna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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