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Budapest to Vienna Train Tickets

Budapest to Vienna Train Tickets

Experience Budapest to Vienna by train with ÖBB, the company that takes rail travel to new levels with effortless speed, supreme comfort and exceptional onboard services. Though some EuroCity express trains are used to make the connection, their state-of-the-art Railjet high-speed trains are the primary line for transporting passengers between the two capital cities. Reaching a top speed of 230 km/h, the Railjet can make the journey in just over 2 and a half hours non-stop.

Since frequent departures are available every day from the Budapest-Keleti Pu station, you can travel to Vienna, the city brimming with vibrant green parks, peaceful walkways and artistic inspiration, just when the mood strikes you most.

Purchase your ÖBB “Paper Ticket and Reservation” here and your seat reservation is included. Because this type of ticket requires shipping, it will be delivered to your home address shortly after your order has been processed. Simply present the physical ticket at the station and you’re ready to travel from Budapest to Vienna by train!

Journey details

Trains depart approximately every hour with an average of 13 direct-route daily departures leaving Budapest-Keleti Pu.

Travel time
2 hours and 38 minutes direct

Train stations
Budapest-Keleti Pu. and Vienna Central Station (Wien Hbf)

Train features
ÖBB Railjet high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 230km/h

ÖBB Train Ticket fare options

Your “Paper Ticket and Reservation” gives you two fare options: Standard Class and First Class seating (see details below). Tickets are valid for single or return trips.

ÖBB Train Ticket classes

  • Standard (Economy) Class
    • Double seat / aisle / double seat layout
    • Quality modern seats
    • Multi-functional tables (fixed or fold-down) and power outlets at each seat
    • Full access to the restaurant and bistro car
    • At-seat coffee trolley service
  • First Class
    • Single seat / aisle / double seat layout
    • Deluxe adjustable leather seats offering maximum comfort and plenty of legroom
    • Extra-wide multi-functional tables and power outlets at each seat
    • Food and beverages from the restaurant menu served directly to your seat
    • Complimentary “welcome aboard” fruit juice drink
    • Newspaper service

ÖBB Train Ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under the age of 4 travel for free when not occupying their own seat. Passengers between the ages of 4 and 11 receive a discount off the adult ticket price.

Services on ÖBB Railjet trains

  • Comfortable, ergonomic seats
  • Air-conditioned railcars
  • Restaurant and bistro
  • Informational video screens
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities
  • Designated seating for the disabled
  • Generous-sized luggage racks and compartments
  • Children’s cinema corner
  • Power outlets
  • Free WiFi internet

More info

Seat reservations
Your ÖBB train ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

Ticket delivery
When you book your ÖBB train ticket, you will notice it is called a “Paper Ticket and Reservation”. With this type, the actual ticket is sent to your home by mail after you’ve placed your order. Once in hand, your ticket is valid for your journey from Budapest to Vienna by train.