Vienna to Budapest Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $33
Fastest Way Train — 1h 30min
Eco-Friendly Way Train — 17 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 133 miles
$58 · 1h 30min · 17 lb of CO2
Vienna to Budapest
+1 more option
$33 · 4h 7min · 23 lb of CO2
Wiener Neustadt to Budapest
$18 · 2h 32min · 29 lb of CO2
Vienna to Budapest

Drive from Vienna to Budapest

It's 133 miles between Vienna to Budapest. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 32min and 2h 40min from Vienna to Budapest under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 48min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Budapest by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $17.

What is the best way to travel from Vienna to Budapest?

The are 3 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Vienna to Budapest. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Vienna to Budapest?

On your trip from Vienna to Budapest, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Vienna to Budapest Budapest?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Vienna to Budapest. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Budapest is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Vienna/Budapest buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Vienna is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Vienna and Budapest during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Vienna to Budapest? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Budapest traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Budapest is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Vienna to Budapest?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Budapest is by bus. The bus costs $33 roughly and will take 4 hours 7 minutes.

How long does it take from Vienna to Budapest by car?

The total distance between Vienna and Budapest is 133 miles and will take you about 2 hours 32 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $18.

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