Budapest to Vienna 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. Budapest and Vienna are both excellent choices for travelers looking to see the best of modern Hungary and to discover Austria's rich cultural history.
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Train from Budapest to Vienna

244 km
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2 h 16 m

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Budapest to Vienna Railway Map

Are you looking for the most convenient option to travel between Budapest and Prague? Exploring the capitals of Hungary and Austria is a must when in Europe, and there are many ways to travel from Budapest to Vienna. Among the smartest time-saving options is taking the high-speed Budapest to Vienna train, Railjet or EuroCity. Both are well-fitted and offer several travel classes to select from (2nd, 1st, and Business classes are at your service). The trains run daily and have a broad timetable with over 5 departures per day, making it really easy to plan your trip.

The price for the train tickets from Vienna to Prague depends on several factors, such as preferable coach class (economy, first, or business), chosen travel date, and departure time. In general, prices start at 34 USD.

Train Information for Budapest to Vienna

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

Departing from

Keleti Station

1087, Budapest, Hungary​
Vienna Hauptbahnhof
Alfred-Adler-Straße 107, 1100, Vienna, Austria
Budapest to Vienna Railjet Train Coach Classes
In general, economy (2nd class) is enough for most travelers. First class might not be much more expensive than 2nd class, but you should see what prices you get because 1st class might not be much more expensive. In the 2nd class section, the seats are arranged 2+2 across the car width, mostly unidirectional with a couple of tables for 4 people, perfect for families. Refreshment trolleys can be found in most trains, or you can dine in the restaurant cars.
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In first class, leather seats are arranged as 2+1 across the car's width, rather than 2+2 in economy. Solo seats are available on one side of the aisle, while tables-for-2 are available on the other side. There is no food or drink included, but orders are placed at your seat and food is brought to you, so you do not need to visit the restaurant car.
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Business class is the most luxurious class. The Czech Railjets have just six luxurious leather cradle seats arranged 1+1 across the car width in a small area at one end. Several semi-compartments are available in the Austrian Railjets, which have 16 leather cradle seats. Food is not included, but stewards will take your orders from the restaurant car menu and deliver them to your seats.
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FAQ: What to Know About Budapest - Vienna Train

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Tips on the Budapest to Vienna Train Route
  • Train boarding
    Check-in is not required, just be on board when the doors close a minute before departure time.
  • Luggage
    There are no weights or measurements on luggage, so you can take it in with you and put it on any suitable rack near your seat.
  • Food & drink
    ÖBB Railjets have a restaurant car and 1st class customers can order food and drink directly from the restaurant car menu and pick them up at their seat. There is, of course, no restriction on you bringing food and drinks along, even a bottle of beer or wine.
  • Power sockets and WiFi
    In all classes of Railjets trains, WiFi and power sockets are available for free

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