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Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 01m
Trains per day13
Fare range€14.00 - €199.00
Distance213km
Train operatorskarat_s, regiojet
First & last trains
First train departs at04:45
Last train departs at21:53
Fastest journey
Fastest route2h 37m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationVienna Hbf
Destination StationBudapest

Vienna Hbf to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna Hbf to Budapest for Tuesday 30th Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:42
14:19
Vienna Hbf
Budapest
2h 37m
Direct
12:15
15:49
Vienna Hbf
Budapest
3h 34m
2 changes
13:42
16:19
Vienna Hbf
Budapest
2h 37m
Direct
14:42
17:19
Vienna Hbf
Budapest
2h 37m
Direct
15:42
18:19
Vienna Hbf
Budapest
2h 37m
Direct

ÖBB trains from Vienna Hbf to Budapest

You can travel from Vienna Hbf to Budapest 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 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Budapest

Train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Budapest start at €14 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €40.67.
lowest price found
from14
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price36.55
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price39.56
on the day
avg. single price40.67

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 Vienna Hbf to Budapest 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Vienna Hbf to Budapest by train?

The average journey time between Vienna Hbf and Budapest is 4 hours and 1 minute and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 37 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 20 trains per day travelling from Vienna Hbf to Budapest. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Vienna Hbf to Budapest?

The first train from Vienna Hbf to Budapest departs at 04:45. The last train from Vienna Hbf to Budapest departs at 21:53. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Vienna Hbf and Budapest?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna Hbf to Budapest without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Vienna Hbf to Budapest. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Budapest to Vienna Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Vienna Hbf to Budapest.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Vienna Hbf to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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