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    11hr 25m

Travelling from Budapest to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Budapest to Zurich take around 11 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 791 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Budapest and Zurich.

Are there direct trains from Budapest to Zurich?

Journeys between Budapest and Zurich usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Budapest to Zurich 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 8 departures.

How long is the train journey from Budapest to Zurich?

The Budapest to Zurich train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Budapest to Zurich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Budapest around 06:40 and the last train is around 20:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Budapest around 05:40, and the last at 20:55.

When to book Budapest to Zurich train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 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 Zurich by train.

Which train companies operate between Budapest and Zurich?

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

  • EuroNight
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Night train
  • Nightjet
  • 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 rail 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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