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Buying train ticket from Vienna to Budapest - advice please

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Buying train ticket from Vienna to Budapest - advice please

Husband and I are coming to Vienna for 5 days and are then spending a few days in Budapest.

We plan to take the 11.40 train from Vienna to Budapest on Sunday July 15th.

Would you buy the ticket in advance from the OBB website or wait till we get to Vienna and go to the station?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Buying train ticket from Vienna to Budapest - advice please

Everything you need to know.

https:/…vienna-to-budapest-by-train.htm

Tickets for the 11:40 train cost 24€ if you buy now. From here the price can only go up.

Edited: 16 May 2018, 01:56
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2. Re: Buying train ticket from Vienna to Budapest - advice please

Many thanks for replying, Treefinger.That is an informative site

The price that I see on the OBB site is 34 euros for each ticket - you are right about it going up as it was 29 euros last week.

If the maximum price is 39 euros, I wondered (if it is simpler) if we might as well buy it once we get to Vienna.

Are you correct about seeing it for 24 euros somewhere? Then it is definitely worth buying now. Thanks

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3. Re: Buying train ticket from Vienna to Budapest - advice please

If budget is an issue there are good buses that cost €9 www.regiojet.com

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4. Re: Buying train ticket from Vienna to Budapest - advice please

If you go later that day you can get tickets for €19. You’re right that the 11:40 is now €34. Your choice as is the bus GCEK recommends.

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5. Re: Buying train ticket from Vienna to Budapest - advice please

Regiojet bus looks a wonderful idea and I really appreciate the suggestion thanks.

When we planned our trip, we only had the choice of train or flixibus so I had not heard of this company.

Now I just have to decide which seat to choose and I will book the bus tickets.

Many thanks for your help.

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