Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg

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Cheapest

£90

Average

£90

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.

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10:40Budapest Keleti5h12 15:52Salzburg Hbf
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11:40Budapest Keleti5h12 16:52Salzburg Hbf
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12:40Budapest Keleti5h12 17:52Salzburg Hbf
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15:40Budapest Keleti5h12 20:52Salzburg Hbf
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14:40Budapest Keleti5h12 19:52Salzburg Hbf
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Train schedule Budapest to Salzburg

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10:40Budapest Keleti5h12 15:52Salzburg Hbf
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11:40Budapest Keleti5h12 16:52Salzburg Hbf
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12:40Budapest Keleti5h12 17:52Salzburg Hbf
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13:40Budapest Keleti5h12 18:52Salzburg Hbf
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14:40Budapest Keleti5h12 19:52Salzburg Hbf
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Thu
19 May
£90ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
£31Flixbus
Fri
20 May
£70ÖBB
£35Flixbus
Sat
21 May
£65ÖBB
£23Flixbus
Sun
22 May
£90ÖBB
£35Flixbus
Mon
23 May
£55ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
£58Flixbus
Tue
24 May
£61ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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Wed
25 May
£37ÖBB
£27Flixbus
Thu
26 May
£49ÖBB
£30Flixbus
Fri
27 May
£65ÖBB
£31Flixbus
Sat
28 May
£61ÖBB
£44Flixbus
Sun
29 May
£90ÖBB
£62Flixbus
Mon
30 May
£43ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
£27Flixbus
Tue
31 May
£37ÖBB
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Wed
1 Jun
£61ÖBB
£31Flixbus
Thu
2 Jun
£70ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
£35Flixbus
Fri
3 Jun
£49ÖBB
£31Flixbus
Sat
4 Jun
£55ÖBB
£35Flixbus
Sun
5 Jun
£70ÖBB
£44Flixbus
Mon
6 Jun
£70ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
£29Flixbus
Tue
7 Jun
£55ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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Fastest train times from Budapest to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 19 May

Fastest Journey

5 h 12 m

Average

5 h 12 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

450 km

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.

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10:40Budapest Keleti5h12 15:52Salzburg Hbf
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11:40Budapest Keleti5h12 16:52Salzburg Hbf
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12:40Budapest Keleti5h12 17:52Salzburg Hbf
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15:40Budapest Keleti5h12 20:52Salzburg Hbf
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14:40Budapest Keleti5h12 19:52Salzburg Hbf
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Overview: Train from Budapest to Salzburg

distanceDistance279 miles (450 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£72 (€81)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesÖBB | 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.

Train companies: ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn trains Budapest to Salzburg

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
ÖBB

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

    Trains from Budapest to Salzburg

    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.

    Budapest to Salzburg train times: Daily departures

    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.

    How long is the journey by train from Budapest to Salzburg?

    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.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Budapest to Salzburg?

    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.

    Which train companies travel from Budapest to Salzburg?

    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.

    ÖBB Budapest to Salzburg

    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.

    Budapest to Salzburg trains: Services on board

    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.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg

    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 Tips: Trains from Budapest to Salzburg

    Travel by train to Salzburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Budapest to Salzburg.
    FAQs

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Budapest to Salzburg?

    Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Salzburg, Austria by train is: Fully open.

    Can I enter Austria from Hungary?

    International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Budapest?

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

    All travellers in Austria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    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.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Budapest, Hungary from Salzburg, Austria?

    Return travel from Austria to Hungary is: Fully open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Budapest from Salzburg?

    Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Hungary from Salzburg?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

    The government of Hungary has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Recommended

    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.

    How much does a cheap train to Salzburg from Budapest cost?

    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Budapest to Salzburg for the next 7 days starting from £55  one way.

    What is the cost of a train ticket from Budapest to Salzburg on average?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Salzburg from Budapest is £72  one way.

    How many miles is it from Budapest to Salzburg by train?

    The Budapest to Salzburg train distance is approximately 279 miles (450 km).

    What is the average Budapest to Salzburg train duration?

    While the time it takes to travel 279 miles (450 km) to Salzburg from Budapest can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Budapest to Salzburg is on average 5 h 12 min.

    When travelling by train from Budapest to Salzburg, which train station in Budapest do I depart from and which train station in Salzburg do I arrive in?

    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.

    Where is the Budapest train station located? Where is the Salzburg train station located?

    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.

    Which train providers can take me from Budapest to Salzburg?

    Take the Budapest to Salzburg train with ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | Railjet or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Salzburg from Budapest as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Is there a direct train from Budapest to Salzburg?

    Yes, there are 6 direct trains per day from Budapest to Salzburg with ÖBB, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.

    How many train services per day are there between Budapest and Salzburg?

    The average number of trains departing Budapest for Salzburg is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When does the first train depart from Budapest to Salzburg? When does the last train depart from Budapest to Salzburg?

    The first Budapest to Salzburg train departs at 08: 40   and the last train from Budapest to Salzburg leaves at 22: 25. Check out the most up-to-date Budapest to Salzburg train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Salzburg from Budapest for the best deals?

    If you buy a train ticket from Budapest to Salzburg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £72 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Budapest and Salzburg are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Budapest
    Salzburg
    Budapest-Déli is the most popular Budapest railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Budapest for your journey to Salzburg.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +36 13558657
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00-10: 00, 10: 20-14: 00, 14: 25- 17: 35
    Public transport options for Budapest-Déli
    Metro lines: M2 (red)
    Tram lines: 17, 56, 56A, 59, 59A, 59B, 61
    Bus lines: 21, 21A, 39, 102, 139, 140, 140A, N960, N990
    Train lines: IC, IR, S (10, 12, 30, 34, 35, 40, 42), Z30