The international train ticket office in Budapest is at Keleti Railway Station. It is here you can buy a train ticket to Vienna and any international destination.
As you enter the main entrance of the building, turn left and walk past the arab fast food restaurants. Turn right onto the long corridor and when you get to the bit where you think the ceiling and walls are going to fall down turn right. Get a number from the machine and wait for your turn.
Budapest Vienna Train Ticket Booking
After about half an hour’s wait a rude woman will bark at you. She will want to know where you are going. Here, you will say that you want a ticket to Vienna. You can do this in English or sign language – they only speak Hungarian. The ticket will generally cost around €30. You are better off buying a return: singles cost more.
Rail Reservations to Vienna from Budapest
There is no need to make a reservation weeks in advance if you are travelling to Vienna from Budapest. That’s because there are trains to Vienna every other hour and they are never full. Booking a ticket 10 minutes before departure will cost the same as booking one month ahead.
Payment is possible by card or cash. You will receive your ticket in an envelope. Show this before you board the train, which is modern and clean – only a bit slow. It takes three to four hours to get to Vienna, depending on the border crossing.