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Traveling from Budapest to Paris by train

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

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.

Budapest to Paris by train

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.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

13h 26m


1245 miles (773 km)


12 trains per day


1 change


From $45.02

Train and bus operators


Budapest to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Paris for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:40 19:43 15h 3m, 5 changes
04:40 21:05 16h 25m, 4 changes
05:40 21:51 16h 11m, 1 change
07:40 21:06 13h 26m, 4 changes
09:40 06:51 21h 11m, 7 changes
09:40 07:37 21h 57m, 5 changes
09:40 07:46 22h 6m, 4 changes
11:40 07:46 20h 6m, 6 changes
11:40 08:16 20h 36m, 4 changes
13:40 08:16 18h 36m, 6 changes

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Paris

The price of train tickets from Budapest to Paris starts at $45.02 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 Paris 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 Paris

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

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Paris is 13 hours and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Paris cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Budapest to Paris?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Budapest to Paris cover a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Budapest.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Paris 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 03/18/2023 for travel on 03/18/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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