Zurich to Budapest by train

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

To travel by train from Zurich in Switzerland to Budapest in Hungary, 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 Zurich 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 - Zurich / Bern - Budapest / Davos - Budapest / Geneva - Budapest / Lausanne - Budapest / Lucerne - Budapest / Lugano - Budapest / St. Moritz - Budapest / Zermatt - Budapest

1 Zurich (Switzerland) - Budapest (Hungary)

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

There is a direct Railjet train from Zurich to Budapest every day, as well as a direct Nightjet night train.

How much does a train ticket cost from Zurich to Budapest?
The train ticket on the Railjet day train costs from 44 euros. On the night train, a ticket in a seat car costs from 29 euros, in a couchette car from 49 euros and in a sleeper car from 69 euros. The earlier you book, the greater your chance of getting a savings price.

How long does it take to travel from Zurich to Budapest by train?
The train journey takes 10 hours.

What is the schedule of the day train connection in the Railjet from Zurich to Budapest?
The departure of the Railjet RJX165 in Zurich is at 10:40h. Arrival in Budapest at 21:19h.

What is the schedule (departure/arrival) for the Nightjet night train from Zurich to Budapest?
The departure of the Nightjet EN40467 is at Zurich HB at 21:40h. Arrival in Budapest at 09:24h.

What experience have we had with the Zurich to Budapest train connection?
Book early to buy saver fare tickets. Our recommendation is the Nightjet night train: You save money on a hotel and the trip is very comfortable and inexpensive.

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train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Railjet (RJ) / ÖBB 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
Budapest - Zurich

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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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