There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Budapest by bus, ferry, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus RegioJet  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$8 - $11

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 902 / ...

$17 - $26

Ferry  •  6 h

  1. Take the ferry from Vienna to Budapest

$144

EuroNight  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$9 - $15

Rideshare  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Budapest 151.7 miles

$14

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Budapest 151.9 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

$110 - $305

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Vienna and arriving at Budapest. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Wien Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Budapest-Kelenföld. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Budapest is 214 km. The road distance is 243 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér takes 2 h 45 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Vienna to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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Vienna to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Budapest is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 133.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary?

RegioJet operates a bus from Vienna to Budapest every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna to Budapest 3 times a day.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
[email protected]
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
[email protected]
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
[email protected]
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Mahart Passnave
Phone
+36 1 484 4013
Website
mahartpassnave.hu
Ferry from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$144
Schedules at
mahartpassnave.hu
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Vienna to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér station.

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Vienna to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Budapest is 243 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Vienna to Budapest.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna and Budapest. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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