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Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

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Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

I have been in St Gilgen in Austria for last few days. On Tue, going to Budapest. I am taking the WestBahn from Salzburg to Wien Westbahnhof. It ends at Westbahnhof. The ticket on Westbahn is much cheaper than OBB. I will arrive around 11:30 AM. I think I will take a local train to Wien HBF and store my luggage. I will explore Vienna for a few hours before I take the OBB train to Budapest.

Just how my travel is planned its difficult to stay longer in Vienna this time but I don't want to explore a bit. Is this doable ? If its too much of a hassle, I will skip it and explore Vienna another time. Would love your thoughts ?

Just realized should have booked this much in advance! UGH.

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1. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

I would a) skip Vienna because it makes less sense to go there if you only have a few hours and b) take a Westbahn train that goes to Hauptbahnhof Station (and not to Wien-Hauptbahnhof).

www.westbahn.at

Easiest way would have been one of the direct ÖBB train services from Salzburg to Budapest.

Edited: 13 May 2018, 20:09
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2. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

Michael, I think that should read: "a) take a Westbahn train that goes to Hauptbahnhof Station (and not to Wien Westbahnhof)"

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3. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

Yes, that is what I meant to say but unfortunately did not write....

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4. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

Take the Westbahn to Hauptbahnhof not Westbahnhof!

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5. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

If you have a few hours because you are committed to certain trains then by all means put your luggage in lockers and explore central Vienna for a couple of hours. But if you can book trains with a minimal connection time then I agree to giving Vienna a miss.

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6. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

Not committed. Will have to connections in a way to make this happen.

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7. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

To close the loop on this one, I decided to not stop in Vienna perhaps letting destiny make it happen in future :) Allowed for a proper breakfast in Salzburg. By the time I reached by destination in Prague and got a takeout dinner, it was 9 PM, so I am glad that I followed your suggestions. Thanks everyone.

On a separate topic, the Westbahn is AMAZING. OBB is just so insanely expensive. The service in Westbahn was fantastic. Then i took Flixbus from Vienna Erdberg and that was quite smooth as well. Less than 35 euros for the whole thing.

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8. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

ÖBB is only expensive if you don't prebook...

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9. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

Fair enough.

And I meant Budapest and not Prague in my previous comments. Freudian slip.

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10. Re: Arr in Wien Westbahnhof and going to Budapest.Stop in Vienna

When did you change your mind regarding how to travel from Vienna to Budapest, because in the thread starter you mention that you would get a train to Budapest from Wien Hbf?

If we had known that you would take a bus from the VIB Station in Erdberg, then we would not have suggested to take a Westbahn train to Hauptbahnhof, because it is actually easier to reach this bus terminal from Westbahnhof Station (directly by subway line U3).

Edited: 17 May 2018, 22:30
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