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Taking the train from Budapest to Luxembourg in 13 hours 42 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Budapest to Luxembourg? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 16 hours 35 minutes to travel the 977 km from Budapest to Luxembourg by train, although you can get there in as little as 13 hours 42 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 10 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, ICE or SNCF. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Budapest to Luxembourg start from $48.27 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Luxembourg? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Budapest to Luxembourg by train

It takes an average of 16h 35m to travel from Budapest to Luxembourg by train, over a distance of around 607 miles (977 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from Budapest to Luxembourg and tickets for this journey start from $48.27 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13h 42m
PriceFrom $48.27
Distance607 miles (977 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train03:10
Last train20:40
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationLuxembourg
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus, Meridian, SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCB, Westbahn, OUIGO

Budapest to Luxembourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Luxembourg for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
02:10 18:24 16h 14m, 7 changes
04:40 18:50 14h 10m, 6 changes
05:40 20:45 15h 5m, 4 changes
07:40 21:22 13h 42m, 6 changes
07:40 21:40 14h 0m, 5 changes
09:40 05:24 19h 44m, 7 changes
09:40 06:00 20h 20m, 5 changes
15:40 07:24 15h 44m, 2 changes
19:40 13:24 17h 44m, 4 changes
19:40 14:52 19h 12m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, SNCF and SNCB trains from Budapest to Luxembourg

You can travel from Budapest to Luxembourg on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, SNCF and SNCB 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.

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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.

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.

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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).

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SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Luxembourg

The price of train tickets from Budapest to Luxembourg starts at $48.27 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 Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg

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

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Luxembourg is 16 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 Budapest and Luxembourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Luxembourg is 13 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Luxembourg cost?

Train tickets from Budapest to Luxembourg can start from as little as $48.27 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 Luxembourg?

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

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

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

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

The last train from Budapest to Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Luxembourg cover a distance of around 607 miles (977 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Luxembourg to Budapest.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Luxembourg for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 11/01/2022 for travel on 11/01/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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