If you want to travel from Linz to Budapest by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Linz to Budapest by train to take around 4 hours 56 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 53 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 18 trains per day running on this route, which spans 227 miles (365 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Budapest. ÖBB trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Budapest.
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 Linz to Budapest start from €18.90 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!
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.
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 Linz to Budapest 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 Linz and Budapest is 4 hours and 56 minutes, with around 18 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 Linz to Budapest is 3 hours and 53 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Linz to Budapest can start from as little as €18.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Linz to Budapest without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Linz to Budapest each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Linz to Budapest leaves at 05:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Linz to Budapest leaves at 23:19. 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 Linz to Budapest cover a distance of around 227 miles (365 km) during the journey.