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Hamburg to Budapest by train

  • First train
    04:19
  • Last train
    00:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    12hr 16m
  • Distance
    929 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    14
  • Avg. journey time
    18hr 3m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Hamburg to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Hamburg to Budapest take around 12 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 929 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hamburg and Budapest.

1. Are there direct trains from Hamburg to Budapest?

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

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Hamburg to Budapest 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 18 departures.

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

The Hamburg to Budapest train travel time is normally about 12 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Hamburg around 04:23 and the last train is around 00:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hamburg around 04:19, and the last at 00:34.

When to book Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Budapest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Hamburg and Budapest?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Night Jet
  • RJX
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Schnellzug

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.