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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.
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.
1245 miles (773 km)
10 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 Paris to Budapest 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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Budapest is 13 hours and 24 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Paris to Budapest leaves at 06:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Paris to Budapest cover a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km) during the journey.