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About the train journey from Bonn to Budapest

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The train from Bonn to Budapest usually takes 14 hours 30 minutes on average to travel 939 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 12 hours 5 minutes. You can expect to find 17 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Bonn and Budapest, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Budapest. You can choose to travel with ICE, DB or ÖBB to get to Budapest. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Bonn to Budapest in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $49.51.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Budapest, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Bonn to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 14h 30m to travel from Bonn to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 584 miles (939 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Bonn to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from $49.51 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

12h 5m


939 miles (584 km)


17 trains per day


1 change


From $49.51

Train and bus operators

Regiojet, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Meridian, Karat-S (Bus)

Bonn to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bonn to Budapest for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:04 18:19 12h 15m, 4 changes
07:14 19:19 12h 5m, 2 changes
07:37 20:19 12h 42m, 1 change
08:04 20:19 12h 15m, 3 changes
09:14 21:19 12h 5m, 2 changes
09:14 21:20 12h 6m, 1 change
11:04 23:19 12h 15m, 2 changes
11:22 07:29 20h 7m, 1 change
12:04 06:04 18h 0m, 6 changes
12:04 07:29 19h 25m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Bonn to Budapest

You can travel from Bonn to Budapest on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Bonn to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Bonn to Budapest starts at $49.51 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bonn to Budapest by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bonn to Budapest

Want to know more about your journey from Bonn to Budapest? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bonn to Budapest take?

The average journey time by train between Bonn and Budapest is 14 hours and 30 minutes, with around 17 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bonn and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bonn to Budapest is 12 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Bonn to Budapest cost?

Train tickets from Bonn to Budapest can start from as little as $49.51 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bonn to Budapest?

No, there are no direct train services from Bonn to Budapest. Travelling from Bonn to Budapest by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Bonn to Budapest leave?

The first train from Bonn to Budapest leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bonn to Budapest leave?

The last train from Bonn to Budapest leaves at 23:11. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bonn and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Bonn to Budapest cover a distance of around 584 miles (939 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Budapest to Bonn.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bonn to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/28/2022 for travel on 12/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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