Zurich to Budapest by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    10hr 22m
  • Distance
    791 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 30m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Zurich to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Budapest take around 10 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 791 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Budapest.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Budapest?

Direct trains from Zurich to Budapest have been found.

We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Zurich to Budapest every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Zurich to Budapest train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the only direct train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 10:40. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Zurich to Budapest train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Zurich to Budapest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Budapest?

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

  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express

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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