Trains from Vienna to Budapest

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Thu 22 Feb

13:42 16:19
29 €
02:37 hrs

Fri 23 Feb

07:42 10:19
24 €
02:37 hrs

Sat 24 Feb

07:42 10:19
39 €
02:37 hrs

Sun 25 Feb

07:42 10:19
19 €
02:37 hrs

Mon 26 Feb

07:42 10:19
14 €
02:37 hrs

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Vienna to Budapest Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 37m
Trains arrive inBudapest
Trains depart fromVienna
Train Ticket Price 22.66 €
Distance214 km
Train Companies
  • ÖBB

What train companies travel from Vienna to Budapest

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board ÖBB | Railjet trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on ÖBB | Railjet trains?

    Infant 0-5 without a seat (Free)


    Standard-Ticket 1st class


    Standard-Ticket 1st class inbound


    Standard-Ticket 1st class outbound


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class inbound


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class outbound


    Sparschiene 1st Class


    Sparschiene 2nd Class


    Ticket is valid for the chosen route.


    Standard-Ticket 1st class


    Complete refund available free of charge, if requested before the first day of the ticket's validity.


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class


    Complete refund available free of charge, if requested before the first day of the ticket's validity.


    Sparschiene 1st Class


    Sparschiene 2nd Class


    This ticket cannot be refunded or exchanged.


What's on board ÖBB | Euro City (EC) trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on ÖBB | Euro City (EC) trains?

    Standard-Ticket 1st class


    Standard-Ticket 1st class inbound


    Standard-Ticket 1st class outbound


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class inbound


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class outbound


    Sparschiene 1st Class


    Sparschiene 2nd Class


    Ticket is valid for the chosen route.


    Standard-Ticket 1st class


    Complete refund available free of charge, if requested before the first day of the ticket's validity.


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class


    Complete refund available free of charge, if requested before the first day of the ticket's validity.


    Sparschiene 1st Class


    Sparschiene 2nd Class


    This ticket cannot be refunded or exchanged.


What's on board ÖBB | Nightjet trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on ÖBB | Nightjet trains?

    Infant 0-5 without a seat (Free)


    Komfort-ticket nightjet


    Sparschiene nightjet ticket


    Komfort-ticket nightjet


    This ticket is 100% refundable when requested more than 15 days before the train departs. This ticket is also refundable for either a 50% fee or for a €15 fee (whichever is larger) when requested between 15 days and 24 hours before the train departs. For round-trip journeys, only the complete journey is refundable. This ticket becomes non-refundable once it has been downloaded from the confirmation email.


    Sparschiene nightjet ticket


    This ticket cannot be refunded or exchanged.


What's on board Leo Express trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Leo Express trains?

    This ticket is refundable, minus the cancellation fee, before departure.


What's on board ÖBB | InterCity trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on ÖBB | InterCity trains?

    Infant 0-5 without a seat (Free)


    Standard-Ticket 1st class


    Standard-Ticket 1st class inbound


    Standard-Ticket 1st class outbound


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class inbound


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class outbound


    Sparschiene 1st Class


    Sparschiene 2nd Class


    Ticket is valid for the chosen route.


    Standard-Ticket 1st class


    Complete refund available free of charge, if requested before the first day of the ticket's validity.


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class


    Complete refund available free of charge, if requested before the first day of the ticket's validity.


    Sparschiene 1st Class


    Sparschiene 2nd Class


    This ticket cannot be refunded or exchanged.


What's on board ÖBB | Regionalzug trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What's on board ÖBB trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on ÖBB trains?

    Infant 0-5 without a seat (Free)


    Standard-Ticket 1st class


    Standard-Ticket 1st class inbound


    Standard-Ticket 1st class outbound


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class inbound


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class outbound


    Komfort-ticket nightjet


    Sparschiene 1st Class


    Sparschiene 2nd Class


    Sparschiene nightjet ticket


    Ticket is valid for the chosen route.


    Standard-Ticket 1st class


    Complete refund available free of charge, if requested before the first day of the ticket's validity.


    Standard-Ticket 2nd class


    Complete refund available free of charge, if requested before the first day of the ticket's validity.


    Komfort-ticket nightjet


    This ticket is 100% refundable when requested more than 15 days before the train departs. This ticket is also refundable for either a 50% fee or for a €15 fee (whichever is larger) when requested between 15 days and 24 hours before the train departs. For round-trip journeys, only the complete journey is refundable. This ticket becomes non-refundable once it has been downloaded from the confirmation email.


    Sparschiene 1st Class


    Sparschiene 2nd Class


    Sparschiene nightjet ticket


    This ticket cannot be refunded or exchanged.


Trains from Vienna to Budapest

Trains from Vienna to Budapest depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Budapest Keleti bus station. Most trains from Vienna to Budapest are direct, while later trains require multiple transfers. The first train from Vienna to Budapest departs at 4:45 a.m. while the last train leaves at 9:53 p.m. All Vienna to Budapest trains are operated by either ÖBB.


Vienna to Budapest trains: Route Summary

  • The Vienna to Budapest train usually takes approximately 2½ hours to complete, with the fastest services taking only 2 hours and 37 minutes to reach Budapest.
  • There are 14 trains from Vienna to Budapest per day.
  • All trains from Vienna to Budapest are operated by ÖBB.
  • No seat reservation is required on Vienna to Budapest trains.

Vienna to Budapest Train Schedule

Departure Time

Departure Station

Arrival Station

Journey Time

4:45 a.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

3:37 h

8:39 a.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:40 h

9:42 a.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:37 h

11:39 a.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:40 h

1:39 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:40 h

2:39 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:40 h

3:42 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:37 h

4:39 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:40 h

5:39 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:40 h

6:42 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:37 h

7:39 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

2:41 h

8:45 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

8:24 h

8:58 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

9:26 h

9:53 p.m.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Budapest Keleti

9:29 h



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Vienna to Budapest Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Vienna to Budapest when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€39

1 Day in Advance

€40

1 Week in Advance

€36

2 Weeks in Advance

€34

1 Month in Advance

€32

3 Months in Advance

€30

Vienna to Budapest Trains: General Information

Trains in Europe are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering a variety of domestic and international routes.

  • autobus All Vienna to Budapest trains are run by ÖBB.
  • autobus Most Vienna to Budapest trains are direct, depart from Wien Hbf and arrive at Budapest Keleti train station.
  • autobus The Vienna to Budapest train journey takes as little as 2 hours and 37 minutes to arrive in Budapest.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Vienna to Budapest train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Vienna to Budapest trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 8% cheaper to book a Vienna to Budapest train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Vienna to Budapest train costs are 18% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Vienna

Trains from Vienna to Budapest depart from the main station, the new Wien Hauptbahnhof, situated to the south of the city center. The station is well-connected, with a wide choice of public transport links. Vienna's Hauptbahnhof has its own stops on the S-Bahn suburban railway and the U-Bahn metro. Tram routes 0 and 18 connect the station to the city center. Bus services 13A and 69A and the night bus N66 stop by the station entrance. Taxi ranks are located on the station concourse and nearby on Reinergasse, Landgutgasse and Favoritenstrasse.

Getting into Budapest by Train

Hungary's attractive capital is actually two towns, Buda and Pest, split by the Danube, each with a wealth of attractions for visitors. Highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage site district around Buda Castle, romantic walkways along the Danube embankments and the city's famous bathhouses and spas' ornate 19th-century decor. Trains from Vienna to Budapest arrive at the elegant Budapest Keleti Palyaudvar station, located east of the city center, about 20 minutes walk from the Danube. Public transport options include Metro connections around the city on the red M2 and green M4 lines. There are 17 bus routes serving the station and tram routes 24 and 24G depart from the nearby stop on Festetics Gyorgy ut. There are taxi ranks at the station entrance and exit.

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