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Taking the train from Budapest to Zagreb in 6 hours 17 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Budapest to Zagreb? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 11 hours 15 minutes to travel the 188 miles (302 km) from Budapest to Zagreb by train, although you can get there in as little as 6 hours 17 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 10 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel with ÖBB trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.

Train tickets from Budapest to Zagreb start from €51.00 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Zagreb? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Budapest to Zagreb by train

It takes an average of 11h 15m to travel from Budapest to Zagreb by train, over a distance of around 188 miles (302 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Zagreb and tickets for this journey start from €51 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 17m
PriceFrom €51
Distance188 miles (302 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train06:35
Last train19:40
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationZagreb
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOther, ÖBB, Flixbus, Nomago (Bus)

Budapest to Zagreb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Zagreb for Dienstag 16. August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:35 11:55 6h 20m, direct
07:15 16:07 8h 52m, 3 changes
07:20 16:07 8h 47m, 4 changes
07:40 19:46 12h 6m, 5 changes
08:20 19:46 11h 26m, 7 changes
08:29 19:46 11h 17m, 6 changes
14:35 20:52 6h 17m, direct
15:15 07:32 16h 17m, 1 change
15:20 07:32 16h 12m, 2 changes
18:40 09:40 15h 0m, 5 changes

ÖBB trains from Budapest to Zagreb

You can travel from Budapest to Zagreb 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 Zagreb

The price of train tickets from Budapest to Zagreb starts at €51 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 Zagreb 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 Zagreb? 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 Zagreb take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Zagreb is 11 hours and 15 minutes, with around 10 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 Zagreb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Zagreb is 6 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Zagreb cost?

Train ticket prices from Budapest to Zagreb can start from as little as €51 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 Zagreb?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Budapest to Zagreb without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Budapest to Zagreb each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Budapest to Zagreb leaves at 06:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Budapest to Zagreb leaves at 19:40. 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 Zagreb by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Zagreb cover a distance of around 188 miles (302 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zagreb to Budapest. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Budapest to Zagreb.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Zagreb for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. 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 09/07/2022 for travel on 09/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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