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Journey Information

There are 31 intercity coaches per day from Vienna to Budapest. Traveling by coach from Vienna to Budapest usually takes around 3 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance133 mi (214 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price£6.86
Trips per day31
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Vienna to Budapest?

Typically £10.12 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Budapest. This one of the best deals on coach tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a coach 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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Traveling from Vienna to Budapest by coach will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, coach ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £13 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Vienna to Budapest?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from Vienna to Budapest that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 31 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur14h 0m£17.56
FlixBus313h 12m£12.98
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Vienna to Budapest from £17. There are 1 Arda Tur schedules from Vienna to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Budapest. In Vienna, Arda Tur departs to Budapest from Stadioncenter and no other station. In Budapest, Arda Tur arrives at Üllői út 131 and no other station.

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Vienna to Budapest takes 4 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Budapest in 2 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Budapest.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 31 trips from Vienna to Budapest, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 12 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Vienna to Budapest during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Vienna to Budapest?

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 133 miles from Vienna to Budapest. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 40 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 coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Vienna to Budapest 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 coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Vienna?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from Vienna to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 31 scheduled coaches that travel from Vienna to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Vienna to Budapest without transferring.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Vienna?

Main departure station: Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

Coaches to Budapest leave from 3 stations in Vienna.

All coach stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)

  • Erdberg

  • Stadioncenter

Where does the coach arrive in Budapest?

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Main arrival station: Üllői út 131

The station at Üllői út 131 is Budapest's centre of intercity coach 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.

Coach stations in Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Etele tér

  • Üllői út 131

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