Everything you need to know about trains from Vienna to Budapest: timetable, route info, tickets, and more

Vienna to Budapest trains

Planning to travel from Vienna to Budapest? Experience Austria and Hungary at their best and choose the most convenient option for your Vienna - Budapest train journey. Direct high-speed RailJet trains run by the Austrian Federal Railways OBB depart from the Central Station in Vienna and take you to the Keleti Station in Budapest in less than 2.5 hours reaching the maximum speed of 143 mph. There are up to 7 daily departures depending on the weekday. You can check the detailed Vienna to Budapest train timetable and book rail tickets with Rail Ninja, curated route planning, expert advice & online booking platform for European trains.

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Quick facts about trains

2 hrs 37 min
shortest travel time
2 hrs 40 min
longest travel time
trains on the route

Train classes on the route

High-speed direct train

Railjet logo

Railjet trains belong to the category of high-speed trains with the average speed of 200 km per hour. All Railjet trains feature free Wi-Fi, onboard restaurant, special child care and entertainment area. You may choose between 2nd class, 1st class and Business class seats. Railjet trains connect Vienna (other main Austrian cities) with the neighbouring countries and their major cities (Budapest, Prague, Graz, Munich).

Car classes onboard

Railjet Business Class

Railjet Business Class coach scheme

Railjet Economy Class

Railjet Economy Class coach scheme