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On average, it takes around 18 hours 4 minutes to travel from Budapest to Paris by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 13 hours 26 minutes though. You'll usually find 12 trains per day running along the 1245 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Paris, as there currently aren't any direct services 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 Paris start from $45.02 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 Paris by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
It takes an average of 18h 4m to travel from Budapest to Paris by train, over a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Budapest to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $45.02 when you book in advance.
1245 miles (773 km)
12 trains per day
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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 Paris by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Budapest and Paris is 18 hours and 4 minutes, with around 12 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Paris is 13 hours and 26 minutes.
Train tickets from Budapest to Paris can start from as little as $45.02 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Budapest to Paris. Travelling from Budapest to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Budapest to Paris leaves at 03:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Budapest to Paris 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.
Trains travelling from Budapest to Paris cover a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km) during the journey.