There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Vienna by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 21m

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

6€ - 60€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

7€ - 17€

Rideshare  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Vienna 243.4 km

13€

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Vienna 243.5 km

25€ - 40€

Fly  •  2h 54m

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

98€ - 273€

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to rideshare which costs 4 003 Ft and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to train which costs 2 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 2h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Vienna, Vienna Central Station station. 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 Kelenfoeld and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Budapest and Vienna is 214 km. The road distance is 243.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs 2 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft.

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The train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf takes 2h 21m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Budapest to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Budapest to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs 2 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2 400 Ft - 5 500 Ft and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 32 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 2h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 214.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 21m

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

Railjet operates a train from Budapest to Vienna every 4 hours. Tickets cost 30€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 21m. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Vienna every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. RegioJet also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Train operators
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Railjet
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
RegioJet
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 FlixBus, arrive at Vienna, Vienna Central Station.

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Budapest to Vienna train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Vienna is 244 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Budapest to Vienna.

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Air Algérie and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Vienna bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 2495+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 59€ 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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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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