Cheap Trains from Vienna to Budapest Take Travellers to The Heart of Hungary

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Travel guide Vienna–Budapest


Don’t miss out on Europe due to a skinny wallet. Visiting Budapest doesn’t have to be a distance dream with a select pass. Frequent special offers from Eurorail offer additional savings.

What train companies operate the route from Vienna to Budapest?

ÖBB’s railjet will take passengers from Vienna to Budapest in their high-speed train. For a more economical trip, passengers can take a regional train with a Eurorail pass.

What is the schedule for the train route from Vienna to Budapest?

There are multiple trains departing per day. The first departs at 6:42 in the morning, and the last train departs at 10:05 at night. There is at least one train leaving every hour from Budapest.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Vienna to Budapest?

Wien HBF is the train station in Vienna. Budapest’s arrival station is Keleti station.

What distance is the train route from Vienna to Budapest?

150.8 miles separate the two cities from one another.

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

Without stops, the trip only takes about two hours. However, if you choose an overnight train, the trip can take a little over nine hours.

What are the stops on the train route from Vienna to Budapest?

Most trains will take you directly from Vienna to Budapest, but for those that do stop, the most common stops are BRUCK/LEITHA and GYOR.

Why should you travel by train from Vienna to Budapest?

There are so many options when it comes to train travel between Vienna to Budapest! From high-speed trains to regional trains, the power is in the passenger's hands. Because Eurorail offers passes for all trains, it all comes down to personal choice and convenience. Travellers can make informed decisions online as to what amenities they would like to take advantage of.

What is there to see and do in Budapest?

Budapest is a city with a hidden beauty just waiting to be discovered. Walking tours along Castle Hill allow you to take in the rich history of Hungary’s Capital. Traverse along the Chain Bridge, connecting Buda with Pest. Budapest’s famous baths seep the skin in warmth and relaxation. To unwind for the evening, Central Market Hall offers low key shopping and food.