Trains from Vienna to Budapest

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TodayDec 7
from $82
TomorrowDec 8
from $32
SatDec 9
from $24
SunDec 10
from $24
MonDec 11
from $24
TueDec 12
from $18
WedDec 13
from $24
ThuDec 14
from $27

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One passenger / one way

Vienna - Wien Hauptbahnhof
Budapest - Budapest Kelenfoeld
Vienna - Wien Hauptbahnhof
2nd Cheapest
Budapest - Budapest Kelenfoeld
2nd Cheapest
Train Vienna to Budapest: Trip Overview

Train Vienna to Budapest: Trip Overview

Average Ticket Price$86
Average train trip duration2h 22m
Number of daily trains5
Earliest train departure6:40 AM
Distance213 km
Latest train departure9:42 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change
Train companies

Train companies

Hungary train and bus companies:SNCF, TGV inOui, SNCB

Vienna to Budapest Trains

Information about this train trip

Daily Trains5
Earliest and Latest Train Departures6:40AM - 9:42PM
Minimum Price$18
Average Ticket Price$86
Minimum Trip Duration2h20m
Average Train Trip Duration2h22m
Distance213 km
Train Companies on This RouteÖBB
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Vienna - Budapest

The average train ticket price from Vienna to Budapest is $86. The best way to find cheap train tickets from Vienna to Budapest is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

A train trip between Vienna and Budapest is around 2h 22m, although the fastest train will take about 2h 20m. This is the time it takes to travel the 215 km that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from Vienna to Budapest can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 5. Some trains are direct while others include transferring trains. Simplify your train trip from Vienna to Budapest by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the train from Vienna to Budapest, you can travel comfortably and safely with ÖBB.

Find cheapest prices for trains

Find cheapest prices for trains

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Vienna to Budapest was searched and found on Dec 12, 2023 with a price of CA$18

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your train tickets from Vienna to Budapest, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from CA$18 to CA$83 for a train ticket from Vienna to Budapest based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at CA$18 which is on 2023-12-12.

Usually OBB-RAIL JET will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Train Travel

Train Travel Tips

Do you like to go fast? With high-speed trains going faster than 300 km/h on certain routes, the time will fly by. Taking a train between Vienna and Budapest is also a great way to travel to arrive in the city centre and save more time for your stay in Budapest.

Whether you take a regional or high-speed train to Budapest, you’ll help reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of your trip. As you watch the landscapes unfold before your eyes, you can tell yourself that with this choice, you are making sure they remain protected.

With up to 30x less CO2 emissions for your train journey between Vienna and Budapest, the train is an ecological alternative to flights or personal cars.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Vienna to Budapest while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

The first high-speed train line was inaugurated in 1964, in Japan, to connect Tokyo with Osaka. It was during the Olympics that the first passengers travelled aboard the Shinkansen at a speed of 210 km / h.

New York holds the record for the most platforms and track numbers in a single station. Grand Central Station in Manhattan is one of the largest rail terminals in the world with more than 44 platforms and 67 tracks to accommodate passengers.

Japanese trains are always on time, it is extremely infrequent to see breakdowns during peak periods. In the event of a delay of more than 5 minutes, the crew will personally apologize to each passenger.

Will you be returning to Vienna by train?

Train from Budapest to Vienna

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Bus from Vienna to Budapest

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