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Journey Information

There are 47 intercity buses per day from Budapest to Vienna. Traveling by bus from Budapest to Vienna usually takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest RegioJet bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance133 mi (214 km)
Shortest duration2h 27m
Cheapest price$13.78
Trips per day43
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Budapest to Vienna?

$24.56 is the average price of a bus ticket from Budapest to Vienna. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Budapest to Vienna are at their cheapest average price in February. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $28. On the other hand, traveling on this route during December might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for December trips cost $37, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from Budapest to Vienna?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Budapest to Vienna that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 36 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus363h 18m$32.93
RegioJet134h 50m$34.34
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 36 trips from Budapest to Vienna, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 18 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Book RegioJet from Budapest to Vienna from $14. There are 13 RegioJet schedules from Budapest to Vienna and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Vienna. In Budapest, RegioJet departs to Vienna from Budapest Kelenfold Train Station and 3 other stations. In Vienna, RegioJet arrives at Wien Hbf and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on RegioJet from Budapest to Vienna takes 4 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Vienna in 2 hours and 27 minutes .

    On weekends, RegioJet offers 13 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Vienna.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 214 kilometers from Budapest to Vienna. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 27 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Budapest to Vienna for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Budapest to Vienna, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 47 scheduled buses that travel from Budapest to Vienna every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 43 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Budapest

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As the commercial and cultural hub of Hungary, Budapest is a multi-faceted city that appeals to many different kinds of travelers. The city’s star attraction is the blue Danube, which runs through town, dividing it in two. To explore the river to its fullest, you should go on a boat cruise. This is also a good way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the surrounding architecture. After enjoying the sapphire-colored water of the Danube, take a stroll around the historic Castle Hill quarter, which features cobblestone streets and quaint old buildings. While here, don’t hesitate to visit the area’s iconic Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. For those who do not want to pass up a good photo shoot, Fisherman’s Bastion offers amazing panoramic views.

If you are looking for some unique Hungarian dishes, Arany Kaviar Restaurant offers a great selection. For a more casual experience, Hoppacska is a great choice.

The three main rail stations in Budapest are Keleti, Nyugati, and Déii, which offer access to various other Hungarian and European cities. The main bus station is Népliget and it is located on the edge of Budapest’s popular People’s Park. The main airport in the city is the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Budapest?

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Main departure station: Üllői út 131

The station at Üllői út 131 is Budapest's center of intercity bus transport, plus a hub for local bus and subway services that run through the Népliget station. The station itself is large and spacious, so you can expect to find public restrooms as well as a comfortable waiting area with seats. The station's location is slightly south of Budapest's inner city, but there are still many cafes and hotels in the area since the immense People's Park and the MVM Dome are on either side of the station. Many of Budapest's local buses stop here, along with intercity service on lines including FlixBus and Slovak Lines.

All bus stations in Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Etele tér

  • Budapest Kelenfold Train Station

  • Üllői út 131

  • Budapest Déli Train Station

  • Budapest Keleti Train Station

Where does the bus arrive in Vienna?

Main arrival station: Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

Buses arrive in Vienna at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

  • Erdberg

  • Wien Hbf

  • Wien Dörfelstraße (Meidling Bahnhof)

  • Central Station

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