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Taking the train from Paris to Budapest in 13 hours 23 minutes

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

It usually takes around 16 hours 22 minutes to travel the 773 miles (1245 km) from Paris to Budapest by train, although you can get there in as little as 13 hours 23 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 15 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Paris to Budapest start from €64.90 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 Budapest? 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.

Paris to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 16h 22m to travel from Paris to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Paris to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from €64.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13h 23m
PriceFrom €64.90
Distance773 miles (1245 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train06:13
Last train20:25
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBudapest
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Paris to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Budapest for Tuesday 2nd November 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:55 23:09 16h 14m, 2 changes
08:06 22:19 14h 13m, 4 changes
07:25 23:09 15h 44m, 3 changes
08:55 07:35 22h 40m, 2 changes
09:25 06:24 20h 59m, 6 changes
09:25 07:54 22h 29m, 5 changes
09:46 23:09 13h 23m, 2 changes
12:47 07:54 19h 7m, 5 changes
15:22 08:19 16h 57m, 1 change
16:43 08:19 15h 36m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Paris to Budapest starts at €64.90 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 Paris 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 Paris 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 Paris to Budapest take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Budapest is 16 hours and 22 minutes, with around 15 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 Paris and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Budapest is 13 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Budapest cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Budapest can start from as little as €64.90 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 Paris to Budapest?

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

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

The first train from Paris to Budapest leaves at 06:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Budapest leaves at 20:25. 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 Paris and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Budapest cover a distance of around 773 miles (1245 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Budapest to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Budapest.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/02/2021. 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 11/25/2021 for travel on 11/25/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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