Vienna to Budapest Train

​Each hour, modern air-conditioned Railjet trains connect Vienna Hbf and Budapest Keleti, taking 2h16 for the 244km distance between the two cities. It's the best way to get from Vienna to Budapest with a Railjet train that offers free WiFi and draught beer on tap.
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Train from Vienna to Budapest

244 km
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2 h 10 m

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Vienna to Budapest Railway Map

The two outstanding European capitals are as little as 215 kilometers (133 miles) away by rail, thus making the fast bullet train from Vienna to Budapest a smart solution when traveling between the cities. Modern high-speed Railjet trains connect the capitals of Austria and Hungary and provide modern and comfortable amenities onboard to make time spent on the train fly by. There are three travel classes to select from, 2nd, 1st, and Business; all cars are air-conditioned, have ample luggage areas, and comfortable seats. Plus, another great perk about the Vienna to Budapest train is the broad selection of departure times with about 5-7 daily options.

Train Information for Vienna to Budapest

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

Arriving at

Keleti Station

1087, Budapest, Hungary
Vienna to Budapest 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 Vienna - Budapest Train

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Tips on the Vienna to Budapest 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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