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Vienna Hbf to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 4h 04m to travel from Vienna Hbf to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 132 miles (213 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Vienna Hbf to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from €14 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 36m
Price€14 - €105.90
Distance132 miles (213 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationVienna Hbf
Arrival stationBudapest
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorskarat_s, Regiojet

Vienna Hbf to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Vienna Hbf to Budapest for Monday 13th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:40 Wien Hbf09:19 Budapest-KeletiSchnellzug 70463 ÖBB Get tickets2h 39m, direct
07:42 Wien Hbf10:19 Budapest-KeletiRailjet Xpress 41 ÖBB Get tickets2h 37m, direct
08:42 Wien Hbf11:19 Budapest-KeletiEurocity 141 ÖBB Get tickets2h 37m, direct
09:42 Wien Hbf12:19 Budapest-KeletiRailjet Xpress 269 ÖBB Get tickets2h 37m, direct
10:16 Wien Hbf14:25 Budapest-NyugatiRegionalExpress 2512 ÖBB Get tickets4h 09m, 1 change
10:23 Wien Hbf14:49 Budapest-KeletiRegionalExpress 7620 ÖBB Get tickets4h 26m, 1 change
11:15 Wien Hbf14:19 Budapest-KeletiRegionalExpress 2631 ÖBB Get tickets3h 04m, 2 changes
13:44 Wien Hbf16:19 Budapest-KeletiRailjet Xpress 63 ÖBB Get tickets2h 35m, direct
14:37 Wien Hbf17:19 Budapest-KeletiEurocity 145 ÖBB Get tickets2h 42m, direct
15:42 Wien Hbf18:19 Budapest-KeletiRailjet Xpress 65 ÖBB Get tickets2h 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 143 mph (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 €40.15.
lowest price found
from14
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price23.84
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price29.46
on the day
avg. single price40.15

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 dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Vienna Hbf to Budapest? 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 Vienna Hbf to Budapest take?

The average journey time by train between Vienna Hbf and Budapest is 4 hours and 4 minutes, with around 32 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 Vienna Hbf and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Vienna Hbf to Budapest is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Vienna Hbf to Budapest cost?

Train tickets from Vienna Hbf to Budapest can start from as little as €14 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Vienna Hbf to Budapest?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna Hbf to Budapest without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Vienna Hbf to Budapest. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Vienna Hbf to Budapest leaves at 04:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Vienna Hbf to Budapest leaves at 22:59. 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 Vienna Hbf and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Vienna Hbf to Budapest cover a distance of around 132 miles (213 km) during the journey.

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 13/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 30/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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