Lyon to Budapest by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    07:56
  • Last train
    14:41
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    22hr 3m

Travelling from Lyon to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Budapest take around 22 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,102 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Budapest.

Are there direct trains from Lyon to Budapest?

Journeys between Lyon and Budapest usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 3 departures on the route from Lyon 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 4 departures.

How long is the train journey from Lyon to Budapest?

The Lyon to Budapest train travel time is normally about 22 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Lyon to Budapest train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 08:34 and the last train is around 14:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 07:56, and the last at 14:41.

When to book Lyon to Budapest train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 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 Lyon to Budapest by train.

Which train companies operate between Lyon and Budapest?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Railjet
  • S-Bahn
  • TGV

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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