Home to the famous Chain Bridge and the UNESCO–listed Buda Castle Quarter, Budapest lies within easy reach of Vienna and makes an ideal travel destination from Austria. See below for your options for visiting the Hungarian capital from Vienna.
Take a full day to immerse yourself in all Budapest has to offer. Full-day tours showcase top sites of interest in Budapest, including Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, and Heroes' Square—but the adventure doesn’t end there. Some tour options also stop between Vienna and Budapest for a tour of some area vineyards and samples of the region’s fine wines.
Travelers interested in diving into the history and culture of Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary can opt for a multi-day tour that takes in sites often missed by other visitors. Discover UNESCO–listed landmarks as Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Budapest's Fisherman's Bastion, and Prague Castle, while also visiting tucked-away treasures off the beaten path.
Things to Know
- Budapest lies 150 miles (242 kilometers) east of Vienna, about 2.5 hours away by road.
- Prague is set 180 miles (291 kilometers) from Vienna, a journey of 3.5 hours by road.
- Day tours to Budapest from Vienna typically run between 10 and 13 hours, and include roundtrip transport from central Vienna.
- Multi-day tours from Vienna typically include accommodation in a 3- or 4-star hotel, train tickets with seat reservations, and city tours.