How to Get From Vienna to Budapest by Train
Vienna and Budapest, two of Europe's most beautiful capitals, are just a short train ride apart. Traveling between these cities is easy, affordable, and fast. Find out everything you need to know to make this journey for yourself.
Video train route Vienna - Budapest
Train options for Vienna to Budapest
|High-speed train||Regional train|
|2hrs 50 minutes||4hrs 15 minutes|
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Traveling by high-speed train
The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Vienna to Budapest is by taking the Railjet high-speed train. This modern and luxurious train will get you to your destination in just under 3 hours. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.
If you're traveling with a Eurail Pass you don't need to buy a ticket and only pay a small reservation fee. We recommend you book your seats as far in advance as possible.
Traveling by regional train
Taking a regional train from Vienna to Budapest means more travel time than by high-speed train. It also means you can stop along the way and discover some less-visited Hungarian towns, like Győr.
If you're looking to get inspired, check out our blog entry on traveling between Vienna and Budapest.
If you have a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket. You can travel on this train for free and get on and off whenever you like.
Change of currency
You cannot change the currency once you have a Pass in your cart. Remove the Pass, and then change the currency on the website header.