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Vienna to Budapest Train Tickets

Vienna to Budapest Train Tickets

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.

Your ÖBB “Paper Ticket and Reservation” can be purchased here and includes your seat reservation. 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!

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

ÖBB train ticket fares

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

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.
  • Youth discount
    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

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

E-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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