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Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train

It takes an average of 12h 22m to travel from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train, over a distance of around 505 miles (813 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €47.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 26m
Price€47.40 - €311.80
Distance505 miles (813 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsDB, karat_s,

Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for martedì 18º ago 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:40 20:04 11h 24m, 1 change
09:10 20:04 10h 54m, 2 changes
10:40 21:36 10h 56m, 1 change
11:10 21:36 10h 26m, 2 changes
12:40 23:40 11h 00m, 1 change
13:10 23:40 10h 30m, 2 changes
14:40 05:30 14h 50m, 1 change
15:10 05:30 14h 20m, 2 changes
15:40 07:10 15h 30m, 1 change
16:40 05:43 13h 03m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

You can travel from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf on 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.

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 Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Train tickets from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf start at €47.40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €173.01.
lowest price found
from47.40
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price84.86
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price103.60
on the day
avg. single price173.01

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 Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf? 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 Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 12 hours and 22 minutes, with around 23 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 Budapest and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 9 hours and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf can start from as little as €47.40 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 Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. Travelling from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The first train from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 05:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The last train from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 23:20. 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 Budapest and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cover a distance of around 505 miles (813 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Budapest. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 18/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 01/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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