Vienna to Budapest Train Tickets



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Experience Vienna to Budapest by train with ÖBB, the Austrian 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.

From Vienna, Austria, you’ll travel to one of the most intriguing places around the globe: Budapest, Hungary. Because of its picturesque surroundings and striking architecture, this regal city is often called “Paris of the East”. Budapest is divided by the famous Danube, one of Europe’s longest-running rivers, with the majestic Széchenyi Chain Bridge linking the city’s two territories. Key tourist attractions include the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Hungarian State Opera House, Buda Castle, St. Stephen’s Basilica and Margaret Island.

Purchase your ÖBB “Paper Ticket and Reservation” right here. Shortly after placing your order, we will ship you the actual ticket by mail. Simply present this ticket at the station and you’ll be ready to travel from Vienna to Budapest by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


Trains depart every hour on average during peak times and every 2 hours otherwise, with 12 direct-route departures daily between 6:39am and 7:58pm

Travel time

2 hours and 37 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

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

Train features

ÖBB Railjet high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 230km/h
Ticket Classes

Standard 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
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
  • 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
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 11 receive a discount off the adult ticket price. Children under the age of 4 travel for free when not occupying their own seat.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned railcars
  • Comfortable, ergonomic seats
  • 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
Additional Details

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 Vienna to Budapest by train.

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