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.
Train tickets from Vienna to Budapest start at €13.10 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Vienna to Budapest start at €28.47 when you book at least 28 days in advance.* Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Vienna and Budapest is 2 hours and 54 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 37 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 18 trains per day travelling from Vienna 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.
The first train from Vienna to Budapest departs at 04:45. The last train from Vienna to Budapest departs at 19:42. 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Vienna to Budapest without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Vienna to Budapest. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
By train, of course. See trains from Budapest to Vienna.