Budapest to Zurich by train

Travel from Budapest (Hungary) to Zurich (Switzerland) by train (790km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Budapest in Hungary to Zurich in Switzerland, the main route leads via Austria.

Your travel route could be like that.

790 km

Your train tickets and reservations at the best price/fares. Scroll down, read the details and make use of the booking links.

How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Budapest to Zurich, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Zurich - Budapest / Budapest - Bern / Budapest - Davos / Budapest - Geneva / Budapest - Lausanne / Budapest - Lucerne / Budapest - Lugano / Budapest - St. Moritz / Budapest - Zermatt

1 Budapest (Hungary) - Zurich (Switzerland)

1a Travelling from Budapest (Hungary) to Zurich (Switzerland)

There are direct train connections from Budapest to Zurich. During the day with the Railjet and overnight with the Nightjet night-train.

The travel time from Budapest to Zurich by train is just 10.5 hours.

Ticket prices for the Railjet start at 44 euros. For the nightjet night train, ticket fares start at 29 euros in the seating car, 49 euros in the couchette car and 69 euros in the sleeping car.

We personally recommend the train connection with the night-train. It saves you a hotel stay and is very convenient and comfortable.

It is worth booking early so that you can get saver-fares. You can find the current ticket prices and the timetable via our booking links.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Railjet (RJ) / Nightjet (NJ)

night train: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
EN 40467 Zurich - Budapest / EN 40462 Budapest - Zurich

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Zurich - Budapest

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Do you have questions about the connection between Budapest and Zurich? Does something not work as it should? Just ask in our forum and get competent answers from our rail travel experts.


Eurail: if you want to travel this route by Eurail instead of train tickets, have a look here for reservation fees and further information.

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