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

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Train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft

Cheapest option

Bus via Clark Ádám tér  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Vasút u.16. RegioJet

2 587 Ft - 3 199 Ft

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Central Station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 902

3 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft

Rideshare  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Budapest 151.7 miles

3 898 Ft

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Budapest 151.9 miles

7 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft

Fly  •  2h 49m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

29 872 Ft - 83 872 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Budapest is to bus via Clark Ádám tér which costs 8€ - 10€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Budapest is to train which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 2h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Central Station station and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Vienna and Budapest is 214 km. The road distance is 243 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs 40€ - 65€.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Vienna to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Vienna, Vienna Central Station.

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Vienna to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Budapest is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 260€ and takes 2h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Vienna to Budapest hourly. Tickets cost 14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and the journey takes 2h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Budapest hourly. Tickets cost 3 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Central Station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Vasút u.16.
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2 300 Ft - 3 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3 898 Ft
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Vienna to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Vienna to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 2713+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 9 369 Ft per night.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 11€.

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