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How to travel from Poznań to Budapest by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Poznań to Budapest? Look no further.

You'll usually find 7 trains per day running between Poznań and Budapest, which usually take 13 hours 52 minutes to complete the 564 km journey. It can take as little as 11 hours 49 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Budapest from Poznań, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with ICE, DB or ÖBB, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Poznań to Budapest if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $83.76. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Poznań to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 13h 52m to travel from Poznań to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 350 miles (564 km). There are normally 7 trains per day traveling from Poznań to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from $83.76 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

11h 49m


564 miles (350 km)


7 trains per day


1 change


From $83.76

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB

Poznań to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Poznań to Budapest for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
01:55 15:32 13h 37m, 2 changes
05:36 18:49 13h 13m, 1 change
05:55 18:49 12h 54m, 2 changes
09:39 21:32 11h 53m, 3 changes
10:32 06:04 19h 32m, 4 changes
18:42 07:29 12h 47m, 1 change
22:10 11:32 13h 22m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, IC (Intercity) and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Poznań to Budapest

You can travel from Poznań to Budapest on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, IC (Intercity) and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Poznań to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Poznań to Budapest starts at $83.76 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 Poznań 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 Poznań to Budapest

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

The average journey time by train between Poznań and Budapest is 13 hours and 52 minutes, with around 7 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 Poznań and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Poznań to Budapest is 11 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Poznań to Budapest cost?

Train tickets from Poznań to Budapest can start from as little as $83.76 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 Poznań to Budapest?

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

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

The first train from Poznań to Budapest leaves at 02:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Poznań to Budapest leaves at 23:10. 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 Poznań and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Poznań to Budapest cover a distance of around 350 miles (564 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Budapest to Poznań.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Poznań to Budapest 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 04/12/2019 for travel on 04/12/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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