The cheapest trains from Budapest to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Cheapest

£37

Average

£76

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 £ 76 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 37.

Cheapest
20:40Budapest Keleti5h30 02:10Salzburg Hbf
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£371One-way
Cheapest
19:40Budapest Keleti5h16 00:56Salzburg Hbf
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£371One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:10Budapest Keleti6h38 20:48Salzburg Hbf
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£461One-way
23:20Budapest-Deli Railway Station10h28 09:48Salzburg Hbf
3 changes
£491One-way
17:40Budapest Keleti5h14 22:54Salzburg Hbf
0 changes
£491One-way

Timetable Budapest to Salzburg

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sat, 23 Oct
05:40Budapest Keleti5h12 10:52Salzburg Hbf
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06:40Budapest Keleti5h12 11:52Salzburg Hbf
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06:40Budapest Keleti5h48 12:28Salzburg Hbf
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07:40Budapest Keleti5h12 12:52Salzburg Hbf
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08:40Budapest Keleti5h12 13:52Salzburg Hbf
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09:40Budapest Keleti5h12 14:52Salzburg Hbf
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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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14:10Budapest Keleti6h38 20:48Salzburg Hbf
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15:40Budapest Keleti5h12 20:52Salzburg Hbf
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16:40Budapest Keleti5h12 21:52Salzburg Hbf
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17:40Budapest Keleti5h14 22:54Salzburg Hbf
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19:40Budapest Keleti5h16 00:56Salzburg Hbf
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20:40Budapest Keleti5h30 02:10Salzburg Hbf
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23:20Budapest-Deli Railway Station10h28 09:48Salzburg Hbf
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Sat
23 Oct
£37ÖBB
£50Flixbus
Sun
24 Oct
£37ÖBB
£35Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£37ÖBB
£45Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£49ÖBB | Regionalzug
£37Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
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£41Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£35ÖBB | Nightjet
£42Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£43ÖBB | Railjet
£35Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£35ÖBB | Nightjet
£44Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
Find prices
£35Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£31ÖBB | Nightjet
£38Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
Find prices
£36Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£31ÖBB | Nightjet
£36Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£31ÖBB | Nightjet
£41Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£31ÖBB | Nightjet
£24Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£26ÖBB | Nightjet
£30Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£26ÖBB | Nightjet
£23Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£26ÖBB | Nightjet
£32Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£26ÖBB | Nightjet
£36Flixbus

The fastest trains from Budapest to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Fastest Journey

5 h 12 m

Average

5 h 39 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

450 km

Of the 17 trains that leave Budapest for Salzburg every day 8 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 39 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 12 m .

The slowest trains will take 10 h 28 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.

Fastest
12:40Budapest Keleti5h12 17:52Salzburg Hbf
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£911One-way
Fastest
13:40Budapest Keleti5h12 18:52Salzburg Hbf
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£911One-way
Fastest
06:40Budapest Keleti5h12 11:52Salzburg Hbf
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£911One-way
Fastest
10:40Budapest Keleti5h12 15:52Salzburg Hbf
1 changes
£911One-way
Fastest
11:40Budapest Keleti5h12 16:52Salzburg Hbf
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£911One-way

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Train Information to Salzburg from Budapest

distanceDistance279 miles (450 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Budapest to Salzburg cover the 279 miles (450 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 14 min with our travel partners like ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £35, but the average price of train tickets is £42. Travellers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Train companies

Budapest to Salzburg with ÖBB

Travel from Budapest to Salzburg from £35 with Omio’s train partners ÖBB! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

ÖBB

ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip from Budapest to Salzburg by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.

ÖBB is one of the best options when travelling by train between Budapest and Salzburg. Omio quickly shows you current ÖBB train timetables for the Budapest - Salzburg journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from Budapest to Salzburg is around 279 miles (450 km) and the cheapest ÖBB one-way ticket you can book starts at £37. As you check the latest Budapest to Salzburg train timetable from ÖBB for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Salzburg safely. If you search for ÖBB tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect ÖBB ticket from Budapest to Salzburg so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

    When purchasing your ÖBB train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • ÖBB has granted goodwill arrangements for tickets bought until March 15, 2020.
      • National ÖBB: Tickets valid until June 1, 2020, can be refunded as a voucher
      • International ÖBB: Ticket refunds depend on the current entry regulations set by the government of the destination country
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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
    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Salzburg from Budapest?

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

    Is international entry into Salzburg from Budapest restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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

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

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

    The above information was last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Budapest to Salzburg closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there restrictions on returning to Hungary from Austria by train?

    The restriction level for your return train to Budapest, Hungary from Salzburg is: Partially open.

    Is my return train into Budapest from Salzburg restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

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

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

    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:

    • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 17/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Budapest from Salzburg closer to your date of departure here.

    How much do cheap train tickets between Budapest and Salzburg cost?
    You can find a cheap train from Budapest to Salzburg for some dates and times for as low as £35  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the average price of train tickets to Salzburg from Budapest?
    The Budapest to Salzburg train ticket price is on average £42  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
    What is the distance between Budapest and Salzburg by train?
    You should expect to travel around 279 miles (450 km)  between Budapest and Salzburg by train.
    How long does it take from Budapest to Salzburg by train?
    On average the train from Budapest to Salzburg duration is 5 h 14 min  for the 279 miles (450 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station in Budapest goes to Salzburg? Which train station do I come into Salzburg from Budapest?

    Omio customers book a train from Budapest-Déli   to Salzburg Hbf   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the departure train station in Budapest located? Where is the arrival train station in Salzburg located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Budapest-Déli, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Salzburg Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

    What train companies go from Budapest to Salzburg?
    When taking a train from Budapest to Salzburg, you can count on ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Nightjet for the best way to get you to Salzburg. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Salzburg from Budapest and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains are there from Budapest to Salzburg a day?
    On average, there are 12 trains a day from Budapest to Salzburg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When can I take the first train from Budapest to Salzburg? When can I take the last train for the day?
    If you prefer early morning trains from Budapest to Salzburg, the first train leaves at 15: 40. If you prefer late night trains from Budapest to Salzburg, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 20. Omio shows you the latest train from Budapest to Salzburg timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Budapest and Salzburg to get the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket to Salzburg from Budapest within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £42 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Budapest
    Salzburg
    The major railway station for departures from Budapest is Budapest-Déli. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Budapest-Déli for your trip to Salzburg from Budapest.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00-10: 00, 10: 20-14: 00, 14: 25- 17: 35
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 21, 21A, 39, 102, 139, 140, 140A, N960, N990
    Metro lines: M2 (red)
    Train lines: IC, IR, S (10, 12, 30, 34, 35, 40, 42), Z30
    Tram lines: 17, 56, 56A, 59, 59A, 59B, 61