212 km
Departure station:
Alfred-Adler-Straße 107, 1100, Vienna, Austria
Arrival station:
1087, Budapest, Hungary
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2 hrs 37 min

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. Wien Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in Vienna, Austria, located in the Favoriten district. Budapest Keleti railway station is the main international and inter-city railway terminal in Budapest, Hungary. The station stands where Rákóczi Avenue splits to become Kerepesi Avenue and Thököly Avenue. 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.

Why Visit Vienna and Budapest

Vienna is the capital of Austria and the largest city. It is considered as Europe’s capital of culture with unique architecture and culture events, cozy coffee houses, great wineries and spectacular Viennese charm. The historic center of Vienna is famous for it’s baroque and rococo style architecture including famous Baroque castles and gardens. Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary. It is considered as one of the most beautiful capitals in the whole Europe. The city is divided by the river and is connected by eight imposing bridges. The center of modern Budapest’s life is the Inner City, situated on the Danube. Interesting fact that the continent’s first underground railway systems were built in Budapest

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2 hrs 37 min
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2 hrs 40 min
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Vienna to Budapest Train Review & Rating

The rail ride was interesting and we met people from all over the world

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