Trains Vienna to Budapest

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  • Trains Vienna to Budapest - Buy Train Tickets!
  • Fastest journey is 4 hours and 08 minutes (direct train)
  • About 13 connections a day from Vienna to Budapest
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Facts

Trains Vienna <> Budapest

Booking horizon 3 months
Average duration 4h08
Day trains Yes
Night trains No
Direct trains Yes
First train dep Vienna 04h45
First train dep Budapest 05h40
Trains per day maximum of 13 daily
Train companies

Hungarian Railways
Austrian Railways

Station Budapest Budapest Keleti
Station Vienna Wien Hbf (Hauptbahnhof)

Timetable and route

Train times

Use our journey planner to find all trains from Vienna to Budapest

The first train leaves at 04h45 from Vienna to Budapest daily. The average journey time is 4 hours and 08 minutes between the two cities. Each day 13 direct trains run between Vienna and Budapest. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets for the train from Vienna to Budapest!

Austria by train - Train tickets & info

Here at HappyRail we book all train tickets in Austria. Simply enter your departure and arrival station at the top of this page and select travel date/time and number of travellers.  We offer both domestic and international tickets.

 How to book cheap train tickets in Austria

  • Book as early as possibe
  • Train tickets are available 6 to 3 months in advance
  • Avoid booking trains running during rush hour
  • Travel very early in the morning or early in the afternoon

  • Trains in Austria - Find & Book Train Tickets

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Domestic train tickets

Domestic train tickets are based on a fare per kilometre, a few examples: Salzburg-Graz: €73,80, Salzburg-Vienna, €58,40 and Vienna-Graz €41,40. All long distance trains offer both second and first class, regional trains second class only.

Sometimes a so called "Sparschiene"-fare is bookable, on popular routes. For example Innsbruck-Vienna from € 19.- per person or even less.

A seat reservation is not compulsory, but can be useful on busy travel times like weekends or holidays. Seat reservation is possible on Railjet/ICE/EC and IC-trains for €4,50 per person. Sales for domestic tickets start 6 months before travel date. 

International tickets

For international journeys from Germany there are “Super Sparpreis-Europa”-fares available. These fares start at €19 for short journeys like Munich-Salzburg and €39 for longer journeys like Cologne-Vienna. Prices are subject to availability, early booking is recommended.

Booking starts 6 months before travel date for night trains and 3 months before travel date for day trains. International fares are also available on all routes from Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Rail passes

If you’re planning to make several (longer) journeys within Austria the Interrail One Country Pass might be a useful purchase. Prices start at € 146 for second class and € 195 in first class for 3 flexible days in a month, there are also passes available for 4, 5, 6 or 8 days in a month. Seat reservation is not compulsory, but can be useful on long distances or busy days. Booking can be made on top of this page by selecting "Passes".

If you're from abroad (not a resident of Europe), please look for Eurail instead of Interrail.

Hungary by train - Info & train tickets

Travel by train through Hungary. Book a rail pass for various days or a single ticket. For Hungary you can book the Interrail One Country Pass and Eurail One Country Pass. When travelling on a Interrail or Eurail Pass you can make your reservations on Happyrail.com as well. Simply fill in your departure and destination station to book the reservation. For single tickets you can click here to contact us. 

Interrail One Country Pass Hungary

A European Rail Pass for European citizens...

With a Interrail One Country Pass Hungary you can travel for a various days throughout the Hungary. At Happyrail.com you can make your seat reservations on the trains as well. This is possible to do before your travels and during your travels. 

//  Book the Interrail One Country Pass

Eurail One Country Pass Hungary

A European Rail Pass for non-European citizens...

With a Eurail One Country Pass Hungary you can travel for a various days throughout Hungary. At Happyrail.com you can make your seat reservations on the trains as well. This is possible to do before your travels and during your travels.  

//  Book the Eurail One Country Pass

Wien Hbf - Info

Railway Station Vienna  

Wien Hbf is the name of the main station of Vienna. Another major station in Vienna is Wien Westbahnhof which used to be the main station until recently.   

Facilities

  • Wifi: no, but Wifi is available in restaurants at the station
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre (to th Stephansdom) 

  • Walking: 35 minutes
  • Bike: yes, City Bikes Vienna
  • Subway: U1, 15 minutes
  • Bus: -
  • Tram: - 
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

Wien Hbf - Hotels near the station

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Wien Hbf - Rental cars

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Budapest Keleti - Info

Railway Station Budapest

Budapest Keleti is the main station in Budapest for all trains arriving from Munich, Vienna and Prague. The station is close to the city centre (20 minutes by foot, 5 minutes by subway) and has lockers to store luggage during the day.    

Info

  • Wifi: no, but Wifi is available in restaurants at the station  
  • Lockers: yes, 24 hours
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 20 minutes
  • Bike: -
  • Subway: M2 and M4, 5 minutes
  • Bus: - 
  • Tram: -
  • Taxi: yes

Budapest Keleti - Hotels near the station

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• Walking distance from the train station • Rating: 8+
Hotel near the railway station

Baross City Hotel***

Only 50 metres from Keleti Railway Station, Baross offers modern accommodation in a period building with an inner courtyard.
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Hotel near the railway station

The Three Corners Hotel Bristol****

Enjoying a quiet location close to the Arena Plaza shopping and entertainment centre, the Three Corners Hotel Bristol offers free Wi-Fi and free use of the sauna and the fitness area.
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Budapest Keleti - Rental cars

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