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Journey Information

Vienna to Budapest bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.05
Shortest Duration2h 40m
Trips per day49
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from Vienna to Budapest

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JulJul

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vienna to Budapest right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna to Budapest?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $12.06 was the low point for bus fares from Vienna to Budapest. Buses from Budapest to Vienna are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $12.06 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 133 miles (214 kilometers) 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.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday 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 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vienna to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 49 scheduled buses that travel from Vienna to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 48 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Vienna to Budapest?

There is one bus company that operates from Vienna to Budapest. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus493h 9m$12.83

Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?

Vienna, has two bus stations with service to Budapest, Budapest:

  • Wien Train Station (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)
  • Erdberg

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Budapest, Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131
  • Etele tér

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