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There are 23 intercity buses per day from Vienna to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Budapest usually takes around 3 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
|Distance||133 mi (214 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 40m|
|Trips per day||23|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
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What bus companies travel from Vienna to Budapest?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Vienna to Budapest that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 22 scheduled trips per day.
Book Arda Tur from Vienna to Budapest from $21. Typically there is one Arda Tur schedule per day 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 . In Budapest, Arda Tur arrives at Üllői út 131 .
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 one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Budapest.
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 22 trips from Vienna to Budapest, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 11 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 bus from Vienna to Budapest during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus 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, bus 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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 bus ride from Vienna to Budapest?
The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 133 miles from Vienna to Budapest. However, the fastest bus 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 bus 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 bus?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Budapest at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vienna?
The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus schedules are there most days?
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 Rubens. 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.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?
Main departure station: Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
Buses to Budapest leave from 3 stations in Vienna.
All bus stations in Vienna:
Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?
Main arrival 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
Üllői út 131
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