If you want to travel from Budapest to Paris by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Budapest to Paris by train to take around 17 hours 10 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 13 hours 31 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 12 trains per day running on this route, which spans 773 miles (1245 km). You’ll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Paris.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Budapest to Paris start from €38.90 when you book in advance.
If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
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 Paris by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Budapest and Paris is 17 hours and 10 minutes, with around 12 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Paris is 13 hours and 31 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Budapest to Paris can start from as little as €38.90 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Budapest to Paris. Travelling from Budapest to Paris by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Budapest to Paris leaves at 03:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Budapest to Paris leaves at 20:40. 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.
Trains travelling from Budapest to Paris cover a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km) during the journey.