From the Buda Castle Quarter to the old market hall and the thermal baths: Budapest awaits you with a wide range of fascinating sights. With ÖBB Sparschiene Europa, we take you to Hungary's capital city for as little as 14.- euros.

Inexpensive trips to Hungary

With Sparschiene, you can travel from Vienna to Budapest as well as many other Hungarian cities for as little as 14.- euros. You can get your Sparschiene ticket from the ÖBB customer service at +43 (0)5 1717, at the ÖBB ticket counters or from travel agencies selling train tickets. The offer is limited - it is therefore advisable to book your ticket well ahead of time.

Warning: if you switch to an Intercity in Hungary, you will need a seat reservation which is subject to a fee (incl. surcharge). You can purchase it online on the railway operator MÁV-Start's German-language website or at the train station where you switch trains. For online purchases, you need to be registered. You furthermore need to print your seat reservation as a home print ticket.

Our connections for you

We offer you a tight connection schedule to Budapest: the ÖBB Railjet takes you from Vienna to the Hungarian capital city at two-hour intervals. Benefit from many further Railjet and Eurocity connections from Salzburg and Linz via Vienna to Budapest. From Innsbruck, you also have 2 daily Railjet connections for your excursions and business trips.

Daily direct connections to Budapest (outward and back)

  • Salzburg - Linz - Budapest: 6 connections
  • Vienna - Budapest: 11 connections
  • Innsbruck - Budapest: 3 connections
  • Graz - Budapest: 1 connection
  • Night train (1 connection from Salzburg and Linz; 2 connections from Vienna)

Further connections to Hungary

Apart from Budapest, you can also use Sparschiene to reach numerous further destinations in Hungary. For example, you can travel directly from Vienna to Debrecen and Nyíregyháza. Or simply switch trains to reach many further destinations. We also offer a return journey to Vienna late in the evening.


Everything at a glance - up to 11x daily to Budapest and back
All connections in detail can be found in our realtime timetable information. Simply enter your desired date and time and choose your connection.


How to reach downtown Budapest quickly
From the Kelenföld train station in Budapest, Metro 4 will take you downtown quickly. Depending on your destination, the travel time is between 5 and 8 minutes. At the train station, you will also find a tourist information office, as well as a sales outlet for the Budapest transport association (BKK). All trains to Austria depart from this station.