Vienna to Budapest Train

If you are looking for a decent travel experience while exploring Europe, make sure to visit one of the most fabulous and captivating European cities. Vienna and Budapest are both excellent choices for travelers looking to see the best of modern Hungary and to discover Austria's rich cultural history. Thus, if you have decided to take a Vienna to Budapest train make sure to check the schedule and book tickets in just a few clicks.

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212 km

Travel time

Travel Time

2h 20 min

Trains per day

Daily Departures


Ticket Cost

28 $

Vienna - Budapest Rail Route Map

The Vienna to Budapest trains depart from Vienna Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Budapest Keleti bus station. Most trains from Vienna to Budapest run directly. Vienna to Budapest trains depart from Vienna at 7:42 a.m. and the last train leaves at 9:40 p.m.EuroCity and Railjet Xpress operate all trains between Vienna and Budapest.

​Tips to Buy Train Tickets

Plan and book in advance
  • Check out various dates and times for cheaper train tickets. There may still be a greater selection of discount tickets available at different dates and times, so keep an eye out.
Stay Flexible
  • Typically, railway operators release cheap train tickets at least two weeks before departure. Timetables are usually announced around 12 weeks in advance, as the schedules are usually set 12 weeks in advance.

Train Information & Route Details

Sometimes traveling from one country to another takes mere hours! And the high-speed Railjet train from Vienna to Budapest is exactly what we are talking about.

Covering the distance of 212 km Railjet train takes you from one magnificent European capital to another in just 2.2 hours and comfortable and up-to-date amenities onboard. Air-conditioning and comfortable seats will help you relax and free WiFi with onboard entertainment will make time spent on the train fly by.

​There are three travel classes to select from 1st, 2nd, and Business. One of the main Vienna to Budapest high-speed train advantages is broad departures with up to 18 options carried out on a regular basis. ​ ​

But the quantity of daily train rides may vary depending on the passenger traffic on weekends and holidays so that you can easily check the actual timetable in our service.

The earliest rail connection to Prague is at 07:42 am. The latest train leaves Vienna at 21:40 pm.

Booking your railway tickets in advance will allow you to choose between 3 different seat-classes and enjoy your trip to the amazing capital of Hungary.

Vienna - Budapest Train Providers
ÖBB offers high-speed rail services in Austria with the Railjet trains. Since they were introduced a few years ago, these trains are comfortable, modern, and will take you wherever you need to go. Travel between the major cities of Austria on Prague to Vienna train, or venture further afield to neighboring countries like Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, etc.
Get around Central Europe in style with RegioJet trains! In addition to being a delight to look at, these bright trains offer an impressive display of high performance and hard-to-match speed. The top speed of the Regional Jets is 200 km/h (124 mph), making them very fast. The RegioJet trains provide six types of travel classes, each offering different levels of comfort during the journey.

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Travel Classes Onboard Vienna to Budapest Train

Economy Class Seat
Railjet train's simplest seating class is Economy. The coaches in this category are equipped with comfortable seats, folding tables, and footrests. Additionally, you will be offered free newspapers and WiFi. Other amenities include a playground for kids and amenities for travelers with special needs. You can buy food and drinks from the snack trolley or the restaurant cars. During the ticket purchase process, you can choose either a silent car or transport a bike.
1st Class Seat
In this travel class onboard the high-speed Prague to Vienna train you will find individually adjustable leather seats (2 by 1 configuration) with lots of legroom and folding tables. Wi-Fi, electric outlets, and newspaper service onboard Railjet trains are also at your disposal. Food and drinks from the restaurant menu are available for purchase and can be served at your seat as per your request. Facilities for passengers with special needs are provided.
​Business Class Seat
In this class of coach, passengers travel in modern coaches equipped with leather-covered adjustable seats, electrical outlets, and reading lights. There is free Wi-Fi as well as a newspaper service aboard Prague - Vienna trains. Customers can choose food and beverages from the restaurant menu to be served at their seats as they wish.​

Vienna to Budapest Train Stations

The following information about train stations will help you plan your journey smoothly from Vienna to Budapest

Vienna Hauptbahnhof
Alfred-Adler-Straße 107, 1100, Vienna, Austria
Budapest, Kerepesi út 2-4, 1087 Hungary

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