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Paris to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 19h 21m to travel from Paris to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Paris to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from $91.79 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 15h 11m
PriceFrom $91.79
Distance773 miles (1245 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train06:08
Last train20:07
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBudapest
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Paris to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Budapest for martes may. 18º 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:08 Paris Gare de l’Est22:19 Budapest-KeletiTGV INOUI 9561 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets15h 11m, 2 changes
07:22 Paris Gare de Lyon05:39 Budapest-DéliTGV Duplex Lyria 9203 SNCF Get tickets22h 17m, 4 changes
09:06 Paris Gare de l’Est05:39 Budapest-DéliTGV INOUI 9551 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets20h 33m, 6 changes
10:46 Paris Gare de l’Est07:09 Budapest-DéliICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets20h 23m, 6 changes
12:22 Paris Gare de Lyon08:49 Budapest-DéliTGV Duplex Lyria 9213 SNCF Get tickets20h 27m, 5 changes
12:22 Paris Gare de Lyon08:54 Budapest-KeletiTGV Duplex Lyria 9213 SNCF Get tickets20h 32m, 4 changes
13:47 Paris Gare de l’Est08:49 Budapest-DéliTGV INOUI 9575 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets19h 2m, 6 changes
13:47 Paris Gare de l’Est08:54 Budapest-KeletiTGV INOUI 9575 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets19h 7m, 5 changes
17:10 Paris Gare de l’Est09:19 Budapest-KeletiICE 9555 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets16h 9m, 3 changes
17:43 Paris Gare de l’Est12:19 Budapest-KeletiTGV INOUI 9579 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets18h 36m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Paris to Budapest starts at $91.79 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 19 hours and 21 minutes, with around 15 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 15 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Budapest cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Budapest can start from as little as $91.79 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 2 changes.

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

The first train from Paris to Budapest leaves at 06:08. 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 20:07. 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 05/18/2021. 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 03/27/2021 for travel on 03/27/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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