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 Zurich to Budapest will cost around £ 141 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 88.
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11 h 6 m
12 h 14 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Zurich to Budapest without changing at least once.
|Distance||489 miles (788 km)|
|Average train duration||11 h 6 min|
|Average train ticket price||£75 (€85)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Zurich to Budapest cover the 489 miles (788 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 6 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £75, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £41. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Budapest-Déli.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Zurich to Budapest from £41. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train from Zurich to Budapest. 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 toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Zurich to Budapest are the following:
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Budapest, Hungary by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Hungary must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Zurich to Budapest as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Budapest to Zurich is: Partially open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 23/10/2021. 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 Zurich train here.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Budapest-Déli.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, 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.
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