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Paris to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 18h 56m to travel from Paris to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 774 miles (1245 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Paris to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from €58.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 15h 26m
Price€58.90 - €440.70
Distance774 miles (1245 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBudapest
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Paris to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Budapest for Tuesday 11th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
16:21 Paris Gare de Lyon09:49 Budapest-DéliTGV Duplex Lyria 9219 SNCF Get tickets17h 28m, 2 changes
16:21 Paris Gare de Lyon09:59 Budapest-KeletiTGV Duplex Lyria 9219 SNCF Get tickets17h 38m, 1 change
17:10 Paris Gare de l’Est11:19 Budapest-KeletiICE 9555 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets18h 09m, 5 changes
17:10 Paris Gare de l’Est12:49 Budapest-DéliICE 9555 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets19h 39m, 4 changes
17:10 Paris Gare de l’Est12:37 Budapest-KelenföldICE 9555 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets20h 07m, 3 changes
17:10 Paris Gare de l’Est14:25 Budapest-NyugatiICE 9555 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets21h 15m, 2 changes
17:54 Paris Gare de l’Est11:19 Budapest-KeletiTGV INOUI 9579 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets17h 25m, 6 changes
17:54 Paris Gare de l’Est12:49 Budapest-DéliTGV INOUI 9579 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets18h 55m, 5 changes
17:54 Paris Gare de l’Est12:37 Budapest-KelenföldTGV INOUI 9579 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets19h 23m, 4 changes
17:54 Paris Gare de l’Est14:37 Budapest-KelenföldTGV INOUI 9579 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets21h 23m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Budapest

Train tickets from Paris to Budapest start at €58.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €257.96.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price181.54
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price191.48
on the day
avg. single price257.96

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 18 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 Paris and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Budapest is 15 hours and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Budapest cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Budapest can start from as little as €58.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

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 06:28. 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 20:45. 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 774 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 01/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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