The cheapest trains from Zurich to Budapest

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Cheapest

£88

Average

£141

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.

Cheapest
07:03Zürich HB11h16 18:19Budapest Keleti
1 changes
£881One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:03Zürich HB11h16 20:19Budapest Keleti
1 changes
£1061One-way
21:59Zürich HB16h20 14:19Budapest Keleti
3 changes
£1591One-way
13:03Zürich HB11h06 00:09Budapest-Deli pu
1 changes
£1761One-way
11:03Zürich HB11h16 22:19Budapest Keleti
2 changes
£1761One-way

Timetable Zurich to Budapest

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07:03Zürich HB11h16 18:19Budapest Keleti
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09:03Zürich HB11h16 20:19Budapest Keleti
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11:03Zürich HB11h16 22:19Budapest Keleti
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13:03Zürich HB11h06 00:09Budapest-Deli pu
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21:59Zürich HB16h20 14:19Budapest Keleti
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Thu
28 Oct
£191Deutsche Bahn
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£207Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
£88Deutsche Bahn
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£172Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
30 Oct
£62Deutsche Bahn
£53STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£371Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
31 Oct
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£53STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£172Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
1 Nov
£44Deutsche Bahn
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£196Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
2 Nov
£44Deutsche Bahn
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£251Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
3 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£44STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£172Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
4 Nov
£53Deutsche Bahn
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£137Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£44Deutsche Bahn
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£159Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
6 Nov
£44Deutsche Bahn
£44STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£158Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
7 Nov
£44Deutsche Bahn
£44STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£171Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
8 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£172Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
9 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£171Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
10 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£41STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£154Eurowings
Thu
11 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£102Eurowings
Fri
12 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£137Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
13 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn with connection
£44STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£138Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
14 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£41STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£171Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
15 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£171Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
16 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£172Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
17 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£41STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£102Eurowings

The fastest trains from Zurich to Budapest

Showing times and prices for 29 Oct

Fastest Journey

11 h 6 m

Average

12 h 14 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

789 km

It's difficult to get from Zurich to Budapest without changing at least once.

Fastest
13:03Zürich HB11h06 00:09Budapest-Deli pu
1 changes
£1761One-way
2nd Fastest
07:03Zürich HB11h16 18:19Budapest Keleti
1 changes
£881One-way
2nd Fastest
09:03Zürich HB11h16 20:19Budapest Keleti
1 changes
£1061One-way
2nd Fastest
11:03Zürich HB11h16 22:19Budapest Keleti
2 changes
£1761One-way
21:59Zürich HB16h20 14:19Budapest Keleti
3 changes
£1591One-way

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Train Information from Zurich to Budapest

distanceDistance489 miles (788 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 6 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€85)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Budapest

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

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:

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

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Zurich to Budapest
    Travel by train to Budapest 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 Zurich to Budapest.
    FAQs
    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Zurich to Budapest?

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

    Can I enter Hungary from Switzerland?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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?

    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 24/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Zurich to Budapest as this information can change.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Budapest, Hungary?

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

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

    Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

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

    What are the entry requirements?

    • 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?

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

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

    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.

    What is the cost of cheap trains to Budapest from Zurich?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Budapest from Zurich for as little as £41  in the next 7 days.
    What is the average cost of a train from Zurich to Budapest?
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Budapest train to cost on average £75  one way.
    What is the distance from Zurich to Budapest via train?
    The distance from Zurich to Budapest by train is approximately 489 miles (788 km).
    How long is the train journey between Zurich and Budapest?
    The train time between Zurich and Budapest is on average 11 h 6 min  for the 489 miles (788 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Zurich and Budapest by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the Zurich to Budapest train leave from? Which Budapest train station do I come into from Zurich?

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

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

    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.

    What train companies offer a service between Zurich and Budapest?
    For the journey from Zurich to Budapest you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Budapest from Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many trains are there from Zurich to Budapest a day?
    On average, there is 1 train a day from Zurich to Budapest. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What time is the earliest train from Zurich to Budapest? What time is the last train from Zurich to Budapest?
    The earliest train departing from Zurich to Budapest leaves at 05: 03. The last train departing from Zurich to Budapest leaves at 20: 59. You can find the latest Zurich to Budapest train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Budapest from Zurich for the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket between Zurich and Budapest within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £75 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Zurich to Budapest are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Zurich
    Budapest
    The major railway station for departures from Zurich is Zürich HB. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Zürich HB for your trip to Budapest from Zurich.