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Train Information from London to Budapest

distanceDistance898 miles (1449 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from London to Budapest cover the 898 miles (1449 km) long journey with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

Trains from London to Budapest

Trains from London to Budapest take 24 hours or more, using Eurostar, French TGV and EuroNight sleeper services. There are hourly morning Eurostar departures to Paris starting from 5:40 a.m. From Paris, TGV high-speed services offer connections to Munich in time to transfer to the overnight EuroNight sleeper to Budapest. An alternative, slightly slower, route connects via Brussels and Cologne to a sleeper service to Vienna and a Railjet train to Budapest.

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

Departure Station: London St. Pancras International St. Pancras is the main Eurostar terminus, situated on the north side of central London. The Underground station provides links across the city. Buses stop on Midland Road, Pancras Road and Euston Road, and there is a taxi rank close to the Eurostar arrival platforms.

Arrival Station: Budapest Keleti The historic Keleti station is located on the eastern side of the city, about 30 minutes walk from the centre. Metro lines 2 and 4 offer connections around Budapest. Taxis are available on the streets in front of the station.

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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Budapest, Hungary?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Budapest, Hungary by train is: Restricted.

Can I enter Hungary from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine

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

All travellers in Hungary must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from London to Budapest as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Budapest, Hungary?

The restriction level for your return train to London, United Kingdom from Budapest is: Partially open.

Is my return train into London 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 United Kingdom from Budapest?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 18/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance between London and Budapest by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between London and Budapest via train to be approximately 898 miles (1449 km).
Which train station from London to Budapest do I depart from? Which Budapest train station from London do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

Where do I find the London train station to Budapest? Where is the Budapest train station?

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

How many trains per day are there from London to Budapest?
On average, there is 1 train a day from London to Budapest. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Budapest
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip to Budapest from London.
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Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar