Lugano to Budapest by train

Travel from Lugano (Switzerland) to Budapest (Hungary) by train (786km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

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

There are two main routes. Compare them and decide which one feeds your needs best.

786 km

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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 Lugano to Budapest, 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

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

1 Lugano (Switzerland) - Budapest (Hungary)

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

To travel by train from Switzerland to Hungary, you have a direct overnight train from Zurich to Budapest and one direct day train (Railjet).

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

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

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Budapest - Lugano / Basel - Budapest / Bern - Budapest / Geneva - Budapest / Lausanne - Budapest / Lucerne - Budapest / Montreux - Budapest / St. Moritz - Budapest / Zermatt - Budapest / Zurich - Budapest

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2 Lugano (Switzerland) - Vienna (Austria) - Budapest (Hungary)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

2a Travelling from Lugano (Switzerland) to Vienna (Austria)

To travel from Switzerland to Austria by train, use one of the frequent train connections. The direct Railjet trains offer as well discount tickets. It is possible to travel by night train from Zurich in direction of Vienna and Graz. Please use the given booking links to find schedules and ticket prices.

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

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
NJ 467 Zurich - Vienna / NJ 465 Zurich - Graz

train company:
ÖBB Österreichische Bundesbahnen / SBB Schweizerische Bundesbahnen

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Vienna - Lugano / Zurich - Vienna / Zurich - Graz / Zurich - Linz / Zurich - Innsbruck / Zurich - Salzburg / Zurich - Klagenfurt / Basel - Vienna / Basel - Graz / Basel - Innsbruck / Basel - Salzburg

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2b Travelling from Vienna (Austria) to Budapest (Hungary)

To travel from Vienna to Budapest by train, make use of one of the frequent and comfortable RailJet trains. The journey time is about 2:40 hours. Train tickets are available as special offer "Sparschiene" from Euro 14 in 2nd class and from Euro 24 in 1st class. Detailed schedules and ticket prices (depends on your travel date) are available via the given booking links bellow.
Departure is at the Vienna central station Wien Hauptbahnhof. The arrival at Budapest Keleti station.

The following links could be interesting for you.

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

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Budapest - Vienna

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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