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Traveling from Paris to Budapest by train

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

On average, it takes around 15 hours 43 minutes to travel from Paris to Budapest by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 13 hours 24 minutes though. You'll usually find 10 trains per day running along the 1245 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Budapest, 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 Paris to Budapest start from $75.03 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 Budapest by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Paris to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 15h 43m to travel from Paris to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from Paris to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from $75.03 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

13h 24m


1245 miles (773 km)


10 trains per day


1 change


From $75.03

Train and bus operators


Paris to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Budapest for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:55 19:19 13h 24m, 2 changes
06:15 21:19 15h 4m, 4 changes
06:15 21:20 15h 5m, 3 changes
06:58 21:19 14h 21m, 6 changes
06:58 21:20 14h 22m, 5 changes
09:55 23:19 13h 24m, 2 changes
11:19 07:49 20h 30m, 4 changes
15:19 08:19 17h 0m, 1 change
18:07 11:19 17h 12m, 3 changes
19:25 12:19 16h 54m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Paris to Budapest starts at $75.03 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 Paris to Budapest 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 Paris to Budapest

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

The average journey time by train between Paris and Budapest is 15 hours and 43 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 Paris and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Budapest is 13 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Budapest cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Budapest can start from as little as $75.03 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 Paris to Budapest?

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

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

The first train from Paris to Budapest leaves at 06:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Budapest leaves at 20:25. 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 Paris and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Budapest 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 Budapest to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 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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