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16 Oct
£79Deutsche Bahn
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17 Oct
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18 Oct
£88Deutsche Bahn
£50Flixbus
£115Eurowings
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19 Oct
£53Deutsche Bahn
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£137Swiss
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20 Oct
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21 Oct
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22 Oct
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23 Oct
£53Deutsche Bahn
£59Flixbus
£244Swiss
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24 Oct
£62Deutsche Bahn
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25 Oct
£41Deutsche Bahn
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26 Oct
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27 Oct
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28 Oct
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29 Oct
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30 Oct
£41Deutsche Bahn
£54Flixbus
£138Swiss
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31 Oct
£41Deutsche Bahn
£57Flixbus
£86Lot Polish Airlines
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1 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£74Flixbus
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2 Nov
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3 Nov
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4 Nov
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5 Nov
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Train Information between Budapest and Zurich

distanceDistance489 miles (788 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£74 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Budapest to Zurich cover the 489 miles (788 km) long route taking on average 11 h 17 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £53, but the average price of train tickets is £74. Travellers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Budapest – Zurich

Travel between Budapest and Zurich from £53 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect trip between Budapest and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables between Budapest and Zurich and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Budapest and Zurich by DB is 489 miles (788 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket between Budapest and Zurich is £53.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.

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 WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Budapest to Zurich
Travel by train to Zurich 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 Zurich.
FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Budapest, Hungary to Zurich, Switzerland?

Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Hungary?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

When travelling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Zurich from Budapest before travelling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Budapest, Hungary from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is my return train into Budapest from Zurich restricted?

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

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

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

How much does a cheap train from Budapest to Zurich cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Zurich from Budapest for the next 7 days starting from £53  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Budapest to Zurich on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Budapest to Zurich train price to come in at an average of £74  one way.
How far is it from Budapest to Zurich by train?
The distance to Zurich from Budapest by train is approximately 489 miles (788 km).
How many hours does it take from Budapest to Zurich by train?
On average the Budapest to Zurich train time is 11 h 17 min  covering the 489 miles (788 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Budapest to Zurich train leave from? Which Zurich train station do I come into from Budapest?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Budapest-Déli   to Zürich HB.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Budapest-Déli, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Budapest.

The most popular arrival train station, Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Zurich.

Which train companies can take me from Budapest to Zurich?
For the trip from Budapest to Zurich you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Budapest and Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there from Budapest to Zurich a day?
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Budapest to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Budapest to Zurich? When does the last train depart from Budapest to Zurich?
The first train from Budapest to Zurich leaves at 04: 40   and the last train for this leaves at 14: 40. Omio shows you the latest train from Budapest to Zurich times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Budapest to Zurich to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Budapest to Zurich is on average £74 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Zurich from Budapest available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest
Zurich
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 from Budapest to Zurich.
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