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Zagreb to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 13h 54m to travel from Zagreb to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 188 miles (302 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Zagreb to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from €38 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 49m
Price€38 - €135.20
Distance188 miles (302 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
Departure stationZagreb
Arrival stationBudapest
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Zagreb to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zagreb to Budapest for Sunday 6th Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:25 Zagreb16:49 Budapest-KeletiEurocity 158 HZPP Get tickets9h 24m, 2 changes
07:25 Zagreb16:59 Budapest-DéliEurocity 158 HZPP Get tickets9h 34m, 1 change
16:35 Zagreb22:24 Budapest-DéliIntercity 201 HZPP Get tickets5h 49m, direct
17:36 Zagreb10:49 Budapest-KeletiEuroNight 40414 ÖBB Get tickets17h 13m, 3 changes
17:36 Zagreb11:49 Budapest-KeletiEuroNight 40414 ÖBB Get tickets18h 13m, 1 change
17:37 Zagreb10:49 Budapest-KeletiEuroNight 1414 HZPP Get tickets17h 12m, 4 changes
17:37 Zagreb11:49 Budapest-KeletiEuroNight 1414 HZPP Get tickets18h 12m, 2 changes
20:00 Zagreb12:19 Budapest-KeletiRegionalzug 7002 HZPP Get tickets16h 19m, 6 changes
07:25 Zagreb16:59 Budapest-DéliEurocity 158 HZPP Get tickets9h 34m, 1 change
07:33 Zagreb21:19 Budapest-KeletiRegionalzug 3004 HZPP Get tickets13h 46m, 8 changes

Cheap train tickets from Zagreb to Budapest

Train tickets from Zagreb to Budapest start at €38 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 €99.82.
lowest price found
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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 Zagreb 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 Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Budapest take?

The average journey time by train between Zagreb and Budapest is 13 hours and 54 minutes, with around 9 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 Zagreb and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zagreb to Budapest is 5 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Zagreb to Budapest cost?

Train ticket prices from Zagreb to Budapest can start from as little as €38 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 Zagreb to Budapest?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zagreb to Budapest without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Budapest leave?

The first train from Zagreb to Budapest leaves at 07:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zagreb to Budapest leaves at 20:00. 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 Zagreb and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Zagreb to Budapest cover a distance of around 188 miles (302 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Budapest to Zagreb. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Zagreb 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 Zagreb to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/12/2020. 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 29/11/2020 for travel on 21/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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