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Overview: Train 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 route 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

Am I allowed to travel by train from London, United Kingdom to Budapest, Hungary?

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

Can I enter Hungary from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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 24/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from London to Budapest as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Budapest, Hungary?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Budapest to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Hungary?

Reentry to United Kingdom 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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:

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

Last verified on 27/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Budapest to London train here.

What is the distance between London and Budapest via train?

The train distance from London to Budapest is around 898 miles (1449 km).

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

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Budapest-Déli.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Budapest-Déli, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

How many train services are there between London and Budapest a day?

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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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139

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