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Brussels to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 17h 35m to travel from Brussels to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 701 miles (1129 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from $47.38 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13h 44m
PriceFrom $47.38
Distance701 miles (1129 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train06:24
Last train20:55
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationBudapest
Changes2 changes

Brussels to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Budapest for Thursday Oct 28th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:32 Bruxelles-Nord20:19 Budapest-KeletiICE 11 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets13h 47m, 2 changes
08:32 Bruxelles-Nord22:19 Budapest-KeletiICE 13 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets13h 47m, 2 changes
10:34 Bruxelles-Nord00:09 Budapest-DéliICE 15 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets13h 35m, 2 changes
12:34 Bruxelles-Nord08:49 Budapest-DéliICE 315 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets20h 15m, 5 changes
12:34 Bruxelles-Nord08:54 Budapest-KeletiICE 315 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets20h 20m, 4 changes
16:32 Bruxelles-Nord09:19 Budapest-KeletiICE 317 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets16h 47m, 3 changes
19:25 Bruxelles-Midi12:19 Budapest-KeletiThalys 9471 Thalys Get tickets16h 54m, 2 changes
19:56 Bruxelles-Luxembourg17:19 Budapest-KeletiIntercity 2119 SNCB Get tickets21h 23m, 4 changes
19:56 Bruxelles-Luxembourg18:19 Budapest-KeletiIntercity 2119 SNCB Get tickets22h 23m, 3 changes
21:07 Bruxelles-Nord16:19 Budapest-KeletiIntercity 519 SNCB Get tickets19h 12m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Budapest starts at $47.38 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 Brussels 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 Brussels to Budapest

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels 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 Brussels to Budapest take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Budapest is 17 hours and 35 minutes, with around 10 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 Brussels and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Budapest is 13 hours and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Budapest cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Budapest can start from as little as $47.38 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 Brussels to Budapest?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Budapest. Travelling from Brussels to Budapest by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Brussels to Budapest leaves at 06:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Budapest leaves at 20:55. 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 Brussels and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Budapest cover a distance of around 701 miles (1129 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Budapest to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/28/2021. 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 11/26/2021 for travel on 11/26/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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