The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Budapest to Salzburg will cost around £ 90 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 90.
This is the last train of the day.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
5 h 12 m
5 h 12 m
Trains per day
Of the 6 trains that leave Budapest for Salzburg every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 450 km distance in an average of 5 h 12 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 12 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 h 12 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||279 miles (450 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||£72 (€81)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | Railjet or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Budapest to Salzburg cover the 279 miles (450 km) long route taking on average 5 h 12 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | Railjet or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £72, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £55. Travellers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.
ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Budapest to Salzburg from £55. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Salzburg from Budapest. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Budapest and Salzburg are the following:
Picking a train from Budapest to Salzburg is a comfortable and affordable way to travel. Around 20 trains travel between the two cities daily, taking approximately 5 hours and 34 minutes to cover 279 miles. Travellers who wish to move quickly can book the fastest direct trains, which take around 5 hours and 12 minutes. There are also indirect trains that take about 6 hours and 8 minutes.
Travellers from Budapest to Salzburg can choose from more than 20 trains daily. There are both direct and indirect trains, with almost two trains departing every hour. For early birds, the earliest trains leave Budapest around 8:40 a.m., while the latest trains depart at round 8:40 p.m.
The average travel time for a train from Budapest to Salzburg is 5 hours and 34 minutes. However, the fastest direct trains travel between the two cities in 5 hours and 12 minutes. Indirect trains with one stop can take up to 6 hours and 8 minutes, but some can take more than 10 hours because they have more stops.
Departure train station: Trains from Budapest to Salzburg depart from Keleti Pályaudvar. It's the central train station in Budapest and approximately 2.49 miles from the historic city centre, but relatively close to significant parts of the city. Travellers can use taxis, buses, and trains to commute to and from the city. The facilities at the station include washrooms, restaurants, lounges, ATMs, and ticket machines and offices.
Arrival train station: Passengers alight at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf). It's the central train station in Salzburg, approximately 1.18 miles from Mirabell Palace. Travellers can use trains, subways, buses, and taxis at the station to commute to different parts of Salzburg. Some of the facilities at the station include lifts, escalators, an information desk, travel agencies, ticket offices, ticket machines, parking, ATMs, lounges and meeting rooms, luggage lockers, accessible toilets, and restaurants.
Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) is the Austrian Federal Railways. The company provides different train services, including long-distance and high-speed trains, both locally and internationally. The long-distance trains include Railjet, Nightjet, Intercity-Express, Intercity and Eurocity. Railjet trains are the most modern and fastest, travelling at 143 mph. Nightjet trains are service overnight travels and include sleeper cabins, coachettes, and seats. For regional travel, ÖBB has other trains, such as Cityjet, Talent, and Desiro. Regional trains are slower and travel at 87 mph to 100 mph.
There are direct and indirect trains between Budapest and Salzburg. Around eight trains travel directly every day, while some are indirect and stop at Vienna. Around 20 trains travel between the two cities daily. Travellers can book economy, business, or first class on Railjet Express and Eurocity trains.
ÖBB trains along the Budapest-Salzburg route have first- and second-class options for travellers. They also have onboard restaurants, accessible spaces for people with disabilities, and compartments for solo female travellers and babies.
First-class travellers on Eurocity trains enjoy adjustable seats, ample legroom, and electric outlets. Passengers can also choose between open spaces and air-conditioned cars. In second class, Eurocity trains have modern seats, separate compartments for six, a restaurant and bistro car, air conditioning, and multifunctional tables. Unfortunately, Eurocity trains don't have WiFi.
Railjet trains offer similar services. They have adjustable seats, legroom, wide tables, and ample seat spacing in first class. The trains also have electric outlets at each seat and WiFi, unlike Eurocity trains. Travellers can upgrade to business class for premium facilities. Second-class travellers have WiFi and electric outlets, multifunctional tables, and access to the restaurant and bistro car.
Passengers with disabilities can bring their guide dogs on board for free. Bike transportation is also possible, but there's limited space. To secure a space, travellers should confirm with the train operator in advance.
While taking a train from Budapest to Salzburg is an affordable option, travellers can save even more by booking their tickets early. Train operators release their schedules up to 90 days in advance, which gives travellers ample time to compare ticket prices on Omio. It's also wise to consider indirect trains, especially those travelling overnight, for cheap tickets. Lastly, travellers should compare ticket prices on different days of the week to find the cheapest deals during off-peak hours.
Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Salzburg, Austria by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Austria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 16/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Budapest to Salzburg as this information can change.
Return travel from Austria to Hungary is: Fully open.
Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Hungary has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 16/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Budapest from Salzburg.
When departing from Budapest, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Budapest-Déli and Budapest Keleti. When arriving in Salzburg, you can end your route in train stations like Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof.
Omio customers book a train from Budapest-Déli to Salzburg Hbf most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Budapest-Déli, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Salzburg Hbf, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need