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About the train journey from Budapest to Warsaw

Want to travel from Budapest to Warsaw by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Budapest to Warsaw usually takes 12 hours 38 minutes on average to travel 541 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 10 hours 11 minutes. You can expect to find 12 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Warsaw, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. ÖBB are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Warsaw in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Budapest to Warsaw in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $85.93.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Warsaw, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Budapest to Warsaw by train

It takes an average of 12h 38m to travel from Budapest to Warsaw by train, over a distance of around 336 miles (541 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Budapest to Warsaw and tickets for this journey start from $85.93 when you book in advance.

First train

5:30 am

Last train

8:55 pm

Departure station

Budapest

Arrival station

Warsaw

Journey time

From 10h 11m

Distance

336 miles (541 km)

Frequency

12 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $85.93

Train and bus operators

ÖBB, Flixbus

Budapest to Warsaw train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Warsaw for martedì lug 30º 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
4:30 am 4:28 pm 11h 58m, 3 changes
4:30 am 4:36 pm 12h 6m, 2 changes
7:12 am 6:45 pm 11h 33m, direct
10:30 am 8:53 pm 10h 23m, 1 change
12:30 pm 12:00 am 11h 30m, 3 changes
2:30 pm 3:28 am 12h 58m, 4 changes
2:30 pm 4:35 am 14h 5m, 2 changes
6:55 pm 7:52 am 12h 57m, 2 changes
6:55 pm 8:51 am 13h 56m, 1 change
7:55 pm 12:56 pm 17h 1m, 1 change

ÖBB trains from Budapest to Warsaw

You can travel from Budapest to Warsaw on ÖBB 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.

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.

ÖBB Eurocity classes from Budapest to Warsaw

Compare the different travel classes offered by ÖBB Eurocity when traveling from Budapest to Warsaw.

Onboard services on ÖBB Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Budapest to Warsaw.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

You can take your baggage free of charge onboard all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it is stowed in the luggage racks above or below your seat or in the areas provided for hand luggage.

The pieces of luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 90 x 60 x 40cm (35.4 x 23.6 x 15.7''). These dimensions can only be exceeded if you’re traveling with skis and snowboards, ski and hiking poles, wind, string or plucked instruments, wheelchairs, or strollers.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

A restaurant car is available on most ÖBB Eurocity trains and offers a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too. If you upgrade to First Class, your meal of choice will be served straight to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, ÖBB Eurocity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. Also, WiFi is not always available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

If you’re traveling with your child, you’ll get a discounted ticket. Kids aged 0-5 travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains, while those aged 6-14 get a half-price ticket. Kids aged 15 or over need a full-price ticket.

Many ÖBB Eurocity trains offer special compartments for kids in Economy Class – they come with 6 seats and can be booked for any route. Breastfeeding compartments are available too – they have curtains that block the view for more privacy. These seats can’t be booked.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with your bike for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if it can be folded and is not larger than 90 x 60 x 40cm (35.4 x 23.6 x 15.7''). You won’t need to book a space for your bike.

If you can’t fold your bike, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket to reserve your space. You can book your ticket up to 6 months in advance from ÖBB Ticketshop online. If possible, we recommend you print out your bike reservation and attach it to your bike so it's clearly visible to the ticket inspector.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if they’re placed in a carrier or cage. If you can’t carry them in a carrier or cage, you’ll need to buy a ticket for them. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost and don’t need to wear a muzzle.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

ÖBB Eurocity trains come with accessible toilets. Depending on the type of car, several wheelchair bays, including one seat for an accompanying person, can be booked free of charge.

On many trains, the wheelchair bays are in First Class. However, passengers with wheelchairs and the person accompanying them can travel in First Class with their Second Class tickets and can also make use of the in-seat meal service on offer there.

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Warsaw

The price of train tickets from Budapest to Warsaw starts at $85.93 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 Warsaw 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 Warsaw

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

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Warsaw is 12 hours and 38 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 Warsaw by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Warsaw is 10 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Warsaw cost?

Train tickets from Budapest to Warsaw can start from as little as $85.93 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 Warsaw?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Budapest to Warsaw without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Budapest to Warsaw each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Budapest to Warsaw leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Budapest to Warsaw 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 Budapest and Warsaw by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Warsaw cover a distance of around 336 miles (541 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Warsaw to Budapest.


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