Budapest to London by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    20hr 25m
  • Distance
    1,450 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    28hr 18m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Budapest to London by train

Fast trains from Budapest to London take around 20 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,450 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Budapest and London.

1. Are there direct trains from Budapest to London?

Journeys between Budapest and London usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 6 departures on the route from Budapest to London every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Budapest to London?

The Budapest to London train travel time is normally about 20 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Budapest to London train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to London is usually scheduled to depart Budapest around 09:40 and the last train is around 00:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Budapest around 06:40, and the last at 00:20.

When to book Budapest to London train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Budapest to London by train.

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Which train companies operate between Budapest and London?

More than one train company operates on the route from Budapest to London, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroNight
  • Eurostar
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Night train
  • Railjet

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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