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

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Train  •  2h 23m

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

6€ - 65€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 45m

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

7€ - 10€

Ferry  •  6h

  1. Take the ferry from Budapest to Vienna

125€

Rideshare  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Vienna 152.1 miles

13€

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Vienna 152.2 miles

24€ - 35€

Fly  •  2h 41m

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

87€ - 261€

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to bus which costs 2 300 Ft - 3 000 Ft and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to drive which costs 7 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Vasút u.16. and arriving at Vienna, Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Budapest and arriving at Vienna. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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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 23m.

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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 23m and costs 1 900 Ft - 20 000 Ft.

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The train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf takes 2h 23m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Budapest to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Budapest, Vasút u.16. station.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 23m

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

Railjet operates a train from Budapest to Vienna every 4 hours, and the journey takes 2h 23m. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Budapest to Vienna every 4 hours. Tickets cost 7€ - 10€ and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Train operators
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
MÁV-Start
Website
mav-start.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
mav-start.hu
CFR Călători
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
cfrcalatori.ro
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 Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 50€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Vasút u.16. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
Mahart Passnave
Phone
+36 1 484 4013
Website
mahartpassnave.hu
Ferry from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
125€
Website
Mahart Passnave
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 Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vienna is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs 1 900 Ft - 20 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2 300 Ft - 3 000 Ft and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 28 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 2h 41m.

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

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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 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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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2356+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 61€ 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 33m and costs 350 Ft.

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