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Traveling from Budapest to Amsterdam by train

Looking to travel from Budapest to Amsterdam by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 19 hours 6 minutes to travel from Budapest to Amsterdam by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 16 hours 19 minutes though. You'll usually find 13 trains per day running along the 1145 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Amsterdam, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with TGV, Thalys or ICE on your way to Amsterdam, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Budapest to Amsterdam start from $48.86 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Amsterdam by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Budapest to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 19h 6m to travel from Budapest to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 712 miles (1145 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Budapest to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from $48.86 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 16h 19m
PriceFrom $48.86
Distance712 miles (1145 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train03:10
Last train20:40
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationAmsterdam
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsMeridian, Regiojet, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, ÖBB, Flixbus, Thalys, NS, Westbahn, Karat-S (Bus), SNCB

Budapest to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Amsterdam for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:40 20:59 16h 19m, 4 changes
05:40 22:29 16h 49m, 3 changes
07:40 01:17 17h 37m, 7 changes
09:40 07:05 21h 25m, 7 changes
09:40 07:35 21h 55m, 5 changes
09:40 08:05 22h 25m, 3 changes
09:40 08:14 22h 34m, 2 changes
11:40 08:05 20h 25m, 5 changes
11:40 08:14 20h 34m, 4 changes
15:40 08:29 16h 49m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, ÖBB and Thalys trains from Budapest to Amsterdam

You can travel from Budapest to Amsterdam on Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, ÖBB and Thalys 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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Amsterdam

The price of train tickets from Budapest to Amsterdam starts at $48.86 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 Budapest to Amsterdam 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 Budapest to Amsterdam

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

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Amsterdam is 19 hours and 6 minutes, with around 13 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 Budapest and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Amsterdam is 16 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Amsterdam cost?

Train tickets from Budapest to Amsterdam can start from as little as $48.86 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 Budapest to Amsterdam?

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

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

The first train from Budapest to Amsterdam leaves at 03:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Budapest to Amsterdam leaves at 20:40. 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 Budapest and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 712 miles (1145 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Budapest.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 01/11/2023 for travel on 01/11/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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