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Budapest to Paris by train

It takes an average of 17h 58m to travel from Budapest to Paris by train, over a distance of around 774 miles (1245 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €58.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 15h 01m
Price€58.90 - €373.70
Distance774 miles (1245 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationParis
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Budapest to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Paris for martes 14º jul. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:40 21:35 15h 55m, 5 changes
06:40 21:41 15h 01m, 1 change
07:40 22:41 15h 01m, 3 changes
11:40 08:23 20h 43m, 5 changes
11:40 08:53 21h 13m, 4 changes
17:40 09:54 16h 14m, 3 changes
20:40 13:06 16h 26m, 2 changes
23:20 19:53 20h 33m, 6 changes
23:20 20:02 20h 42m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Paris

Train tickets from Budapest to Paris start at €58.90 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 €204.88.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price138.69
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price141.83
on the day
avg. single price204.88

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 Paris 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 Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Paris is 17 hours and 58 minutes, with around 9 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Paris is 15 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Budapest to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Budapest to Paris can start from as little as €58.90 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 Paris?

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

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

The first train from Budapest to Paris leaves at 05:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Budapest to Paris 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Paris cover a distance of around 774 miles (1245 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Budapest. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Budapest to Paris.
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 Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 16/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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