There are a lot of sights to see and things to do in Budapest, Hungary but if you are visiting Budapest why not extend your visit and take a day trip from Budapest to Vienna by train.
It is cheap and easy to visit Austria from Hungary so it is understandable that a lot of people take the opportunity to explore Vienna when they take a trip to Budapest or incorporate a visit to both beautiful cities when on a trip around Europe.
The simplest way to get from Budapest to Vienna is the by train. A high-speed train run by Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates between Hungary and Austria, it is called Railjet.
From Budapest-Keleti station to Vienna Wien-Westbahnhof station takes less than 3 hours by Railjet. The train stops in Budapest-Kelenföld, Györ, Hegyeshalom and Vienna-Meidling. The trains are air-conditioned and run every two hours. EuroNight trains run at night.
The price of the cheapest Railjet ticket is €25 and if you pay an additional €9 fee, you can use the entire public transport system in Vienna for up to 2 days.
Passengers can choose from 3 different class of ticket when travelling from Budapest to Vienna by train:
|Economy Class||Expect comfortable ergonomic seats with ample legroom and spacious luggage racks, tables and power outlets for laptop are provided.|
|First Class||Travel in comfortable leather seats in spacious compartments, the ticket price includes a welcome drink, a cold towel and an extensive range of newspapers and magazines to read throughout the journey.|
|Premium Class||Relax in a luxurious adjustable chair which can be adjusted according for your comfort; ticket includes a large selection of snacks, warm and cold beverages, newspapers, magazines and a refreshing hot towel.|
The following services are also provided on the Railjet service which runs between Budapest and Vienna.
- Food & Drinks Bar serving Hungarian food and Austrian food, cold & hot drinks (including alcohol)
- Children’s area playing films for kids.
- Journey information displayed on 80 monitors throughout the train showing digital maps charting the progress of the train.
- Special equipment and services to passengers with limited mobility.
The next time you are visiting Budapest make sure you consider taking a day trip to Vienna and the next time you are in Vienna, travel to Budapest by train and explore Hungary’s capital!