Cologne to Budapest by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Cologne to Budapest by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Budapest take around 11 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 956 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Budapest.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Budapest?
Journeys between Cologne and Budapest usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Cologne to Budapest every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 28 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Budapest?
The Cologne to Budapest train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Budapest train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:18 and the last train is around 23:53.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:00, and the last at 23:56.
What's the Cologne to Budapest train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Budapest are $55.31.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $91 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $103. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cologne to Budapest train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Cologne to Budapest by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Budapest?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Budapest, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Euro City
- Euro Night
- Eurocity (EC)
- Inter City Express
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Night Jet
- Railjet Express
- Railjet Xpress
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Budapest to Cologne by train