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One day trip from Vienna to Budapest

Hello everyone...

I will be in Vienna for two days in June before taking a river cruise, and I'm considering to take a one day trip to Budapest.. Does anyone knows a reliable tour company that I can book with?
Thanks in advance for your replies,

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I've happily spent a week in Vienna on more than one occasion, so I'd stay in that city, rather than spending 5 or more hours in roundtrip transit to Budapest.

To do it yourself, the first morning RailJet departs Vienna at 7:39 and arrives in Budapest at 10:19. For visiting the city efficiently, you might book a local Budapest guide like Peter Polczman at or one of the team at

Posted by
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Why would you want to go here:!Ai7Zk-szxfTJhIlgSiyEje2VhESRmA

Take a morning train down and an evening train back. If you want a driver instead I know a great gentleman. I have hired him a couple of times and he makes the trip better: You can have him drop you at the Danube Corso and I could help you put together some easy sightseeing till the end of the day. Sometimes we take the train to a destination and then call Laszlo to pick us up and take us back to Budapest. A little cheaper, but still very easy.

But Laszlo isn't a tour guide. If you want a tour guide for the day (but it isn't necessary), then my choice would be: I have known Andras for going on 15 years now. Good man. Excellent guide. Andras will even go to Vienna to pick you up. Ching, Ching, $$$

Either way i can plan a day for you.