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You can expect the journey from Munich to Budapest by train to take around 9h 34m. You’ll usually find around 20 trains per day running on this route, which spans 350 miles (564 km). Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Budapest. Hop on an ÖBB train from Munich to Budapest and you’ll reach your destination in just 6h 45m on the fastest services.
Train tickets from Munich to Budapest are usually cheaper when you book in advance compared to buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Budapest by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.
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 Munich 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 Munich and Budapest is 8 hours and 33 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 Munich to Budapest is 6 hours and 49 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Munich to Budapest can start from as little as €29.90 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 Munich to Budapest without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Munich to Budapest each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Munich to Budapest leaves at 00:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Munich to Budapest leaves at 23:50. 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 Munich to Budapest cover a distance of around 350 miles (564 km) during the journey.