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Berlin Hbf to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 13h 24m to travel from Berlin Hbf to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 428 miles (689 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Berlin Hbf to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 11h 2m
Price€29.90 - €295.40
Distance428 miles (689 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin Hbf
Arrival stationBudapest
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus

Berlin Hbf to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin Hbf to Budapest for Tuesday 2nd Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:40 05:27 12h 47m, 3 changes
06:40 05:42 11h 2m, direct
07:40 07:24 11h 44m, 3 changes
07:40 08:29 12h 49m, 2 changes
08:10 08:29 12h 19m, 4 changes
08:40 09:06 12h 26m, 1 change
10:40 10:35 11h 55m, 2 changes
00:40 05:32 16h 52m, 1 change
01:10 05:32 16h 22m, 2 changes
02:40 05:32 14h 52m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains from Berlin Hbf to Budapest

You can travel from Berlin Hbf to Budapest on Deutsche Bahn and 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin Hbf to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Berlin Hbf to Budapest starts at €29.90 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.
lowest price found
from29.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price105.55
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price117.27
on the day
avg. single price176.62

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 Berlin Hbf 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin Hbf 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 Berlin Hbf to Budapest take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin Hbf and Budapest is 13 hours and 24 minutes, with around 13 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 Berlin Hbf and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest is 11 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest cost?

Train ticket prices from Berlin Hbf to Budapest can start from as little as €29.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin Hbf to Budapest without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest leave?

The first train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest leaves at 00:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest leave?

The last train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest leaves at 10:40. 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 Berlin Hbf and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin Hbf to Budapest cover a distance of around 428 miles (689 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Budapest to Berlin Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin Hbf to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/03/2021. 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 22/02/2021 for travel on 27/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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