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Budapest to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 33h 1m to travel from Budapest to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 1228 miles (1976 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €232 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 31h 37m
PriceFrom €232
Distance1228 miles (1976 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationMadrid
Changes5 changes

Budapest to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Madrid for martedì 18º maggio 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:40 04:12 35h 32m, 7 changes
10:40 06:55 32h 15m, 6 changes
00:40 10:17 33h 37m, 5 changes
02:10 10:17 32h 7m, 8 changes
02:40 10:17 31h 37m, 9 changes

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Budapest to Madrid starts at €232 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 Budapest to Madrid 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 Budapest to Madrid? 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 Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Madrid is 33 hours and 1 minute, with around 5 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 Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Madrid is 31 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Madrid cost?

Train ticket prices from Budapest to Madrid can start from as little as €232 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 Budapest to Madrid?

No, there are no direct train services from Budapest to Madrid. Travelling from Budapest to Madrid by train will require a minimum of 5 changes.

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

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

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

The last train from Budapest to Madrid 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 Budapest and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Madrid cover a distance of around 1228 miles (1976 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Budapest.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Madrid 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 08/23/2021 for travel on 08/23/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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