Budapest to Salzburg train

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Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Budapest to Salzburg is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
ÖBB
11:405h50
Budapest Keleti
17:30Salzburg Hbf
£1011One-way
1 change
Cheapest
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
10:405h50
Budapest Keleti
16:30Salzburg Hbf
£1011One-way
2 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
10:405h13
Budapest Keleti
15:53Salzburg Hbf
£1091One-way
1 change
ÖBB
09:405h13
Budapest Keleti
14:53Salzburg Hbf
£1091One-way
0 changes
ÖBB
11:405h13
Budapest Keleti
16:53Salzburg Hbf
£1091One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBudapest to Salzburg

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 26 April
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
08:405h13
Budapest Keleti
13:53Salzburg Hbf
1 change
ÖBB
09:405h13
Budapest Keleti
14:53Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
10:405h13
Budapest Keleti
15:53Salzburg Hbf
1 change
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
10:405h50
Budapest Keleti
16:30Salzburg Hbf
2 changes
ÖBB
11:405h50
Budapest Keleti
17:30Salzburg Hbf
1 change
ÖBB
11:405h13
Budapest Keleti
16:53Salzburg Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Budapest to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Fastest Journey

5 h 13 m

Average

5 h 25 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

450 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Budapest for Salzburg every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
10:405h13
Budapest Keleti
15:53Salzburg Hbf
£1091One-way
1 change
Fastest
ÖBB
09:405h13
Budapest Keleti
14:53Salzburg Hbf
£1091One-way
0 changes
Fastest
ÖBB
11:405h13
Budapest Keleti
16:53Salzburg Hbf
£1091One-way
0 changes
Fastest
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
08:405h13
Budapest Keleti
13:53Salzburg Hbf
£1091One-way
1 change
ÖBB
11:405h50
Budapest Keleti
17:30Salzburg Hbf
£1011One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Budapest to Salzburg

distanceDistance279 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£76 (€84)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | S-Bahn

Trains from Budapest to Salzburg cover the 279 miles long trip taking on average 5 h 13 min with our travel partners like ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | S-Bahn. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £42, but the average price of train tickets is £76. Travellers depart most frequently from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Train providers: ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) and ÖBB | Railjet trains Budapest to Salzburg

You can travel by train between Budapest and Salzburg with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) and ÖBB | Railjet for as low as £43. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

The ÖBB Euro City is a high-speed train service operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). It is one of the most popular train services in Austria, connecting major cities across the country. The Euro City trains are modern and comfortable, with air-conditioned coaches and plenty of legroom. There are two types of Euro City trains: the EC (Euro City) and the IC (InterCity). The EC trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200 km/h, while the IC trains are slightly slower, with speeds of up to 160 km/h. The ÖBB Euro City offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for the ÖBB Euro City include Vienna to Salzburg, Vienna to Innsbruck, and Vienna to Graz. These routes offer stunning views of the Austrian countryside and provide a convenient way to travel between major cities.

Budapest to Salzburg train information with ÖBB | Euro City (EC):

  • Average Duration: 5 h 13 min
  • Cheapest Price: £48

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.

FAQs: Budapest to Salzburg train

FAQs: Travel by train from Budapest 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
Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg can start from as little as £42 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Budapest to Salzburg is £76; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Budapest to Salzburg is 5 h 13 min   to travel the 279 mile long trip. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Budapest to Salzburg leaves at 07: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Budapest to Salzburg leaves at 22: 25.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Salzburg. Take the fast train with ÖBB | Railjet from Budapest to Salzburg.
For the best Budapest to Salzburg train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB Nightjet, ÖBB | Regionalzug, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | S-Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Budapest and Salzburg to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Budapest to Salzburg with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Budapest, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Budapest-Kelenfoeld, Budapest Keleti and Budapest-Deli. When arriving in Salzburg, you can end your route in train stations like Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg, Hauptbahnhof (Südtiroler Platz) and Salzburg Mülln-Altstadt.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Budapest-Kelenfoeld, which is located around 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Salzburg Hbf, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Budapest to Salzburg is October.
You have options as you can travel between Budapest and Salzburg 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Budapest and Salzburg

Budapest
Salzburg
Budapest-Kelenfoeld 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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Phone Number
+36 13558657
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00-10: 00, 10: 20-14: 00, 14: 25- 17: 35
Public transport options for Budapest-Deli
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
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