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Take the train from Linz to Budapest in 3 hours 53 minutes

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!

Linz to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 4h 56m to travel from Linz to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 227 miles (365 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Linz to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from €18.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 53m
PriceFrom €18.90
Distance227 miles (365 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train05:10
Last train23:19
Departure stationLinz
Arrival stationBudapest
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsÖBB

Linz to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Linz to Budapest for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:16 13:19 4h 3m, direct
10:16 14:19 4h 3m, 1 change
11:16 15:19 4h 3m, direct
12:16 16:19 4h 3m, 1 change
13:16 17:19 4h 3m, direct
14:16 18:19 4h 3m, 1 change
15:16 19:19 4h 3m, direct
16:16 20:19 4h 3m, direct
17:16 21:19 4h 3m, 1 change
18:16 22:19 4h 3m, 1 change

ÖBB trains from Linz to Budapest

You can travel from Linz to Budapest 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 Linz to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Linz to Budapest starts at €18.90 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 Linz to Budapest 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 Linz to Budapest? 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 Linz to Budapest take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Linz and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Linz to Budapest is 3 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Linz to Budapest cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Linz to Budapest?

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.

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

The first train from Linz to Budapest leaves at 05:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between Linz and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Linz to Budapest cover a distance of around 227 miles (365 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Budapest to Linz. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Linz to Budapest.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Linz to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 11/23/2021 for travel on 11/23/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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