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Travelling by train from Budapest to Vienna

Around 130 miles separate Budapest and Vienna, and one of the fastest and most stress-free ways to make the journey is to go by train. In less than three hours, Austria's ever reliable and highly comfortable ÖBB trains can take you straight from Budapest to Vienna.

You'll arrive at Vienna's main train station, stepping out onto the platform mere minutes from such famous landmarks as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, and Schonbrunn Palace. Take a tour of the city’s beautiful buildings or simply grab a scrumptious Viennese coffee at a local café. The choice is yours!

Ready to book your train tickets from Budapest to Vienna? Find out more about the train journey further down the page.

Budapest to Vienna by train

It takes an average of 3h 31m to travel from Budapest to Vienna by train, over a distance of around 133 miles (214 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Vienna and tickets for this journey start from €14.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 41m
PriceFrom €14.90
Distance133 miles (214 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train04:40
Last train22:20
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationVienna
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsÖBB, Flixbus

Budapest to Vienna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Vienna for Tuesday 25th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:10 12:37 4h 27m, 1 change
09:10 12:43 3h 33m, 2 changes
09:10 12:46 3h 36m, 1 change
10:40 13:21 2h 41m, direct
11:10 14:25 3h 15m, 1 change
12:40 15:21 2h 41m, direct
13:10 16:25 3h 15m, 1 change
14:10 18:37 4h 27m, 1 change
14:40 17:43 3h 3m, 2 changes
15:10 18:43 3h 33m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Budapest to Wien

You can travel from Budapest to Wien on ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Vienna

The price of train tickets from Budapest to Vienna starts at €14.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Budapest to Vienna by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Budapest to Vienna? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Budapest to Vienna take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Vienna is 3 hours and 31 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Budapest and Vienna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Vienna is 2 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Vienna cost?

Train ticket prices from Budapest to Vienna can start from as little as €14.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Budapest to Vienna?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Budapest to Vienna without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Budapest to Vienna each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Budapest to Vienna leave?

The first train from Budapest to Vienna leaves at 04:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Budapest to Vienna leave?

The last train from Budapest to Vienna leaves at 22:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Budapest and Vienna by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Vienna cover a distance of around 133 miles (214 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Vienna to Budapest. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Budapest to Vienna.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Vienna for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/25/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/10/2021 for travel on 09/10/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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