The cheapest trains from Budapest to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$87

Average

$130

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 Budapest to Cologne will cost around $ 130 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 87.

Cheapest
08:40PMBudapest Keleti15h28 12:08PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$871One-way
Cheapest
05:40PMBudapest Keleti16h45 10:25AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$871One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:40AMBudapest Keleti12h26 10:06PMCologne Hbf
1 changes
$1121One-way
2nd Cheapest
01:40PMBudapest Keleti16h25 06:05AMCologne Messe/Deutz
2 changes
$1121One-way
09:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 09:05PMCologne Hbf
3 changes
$1241One-way

Timetable Budapest to Cologne

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05:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 05:05PMCologne Hbf
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05:40AMBudapest Keleti11h59 05:39PMCologne Hbf
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05:40AMBudapest Keleti12h35 06:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:40AMBudapest Keleti11h33 06:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:40AMBudapest Keleti13h03 07:43PMCologne Hbf
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07:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 07:05PMCologne Hbf
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07:40AMBudapest Keleti12h25 08:05PMCologne Hbf
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07:40AMBudapest Keleti12h37 08:17PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:40AMBudapest Keleti12h02 08:42PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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09:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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09:40AMBudapest Keleti12h25 10:05PMCologne Hbf
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09:40AMBudapest Keleti12h26 10:06PMCologne Hbf
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09:40AMBudapest Keleti11h34 09:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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11:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 11:05PMCologne Hbf
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11:40AMBudapest Keleti12h25 12:05AMCologne Hbf
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01:40PMBudapest Keleti16h25 06:05AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:40PMBudapest Keleti16h45 10:25AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:40PMBudapest Keleti15h28 12:08PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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Wed
Sep 22
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$176Eurowings
Thu
Sep 23
$87Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$187Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$87Deutsche Bahn
$56Flixbus
$134Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$112Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Sun
Sep 26
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$94Eurowings Europe
Mon
Sep 27
$58Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$134Tuifly
Tue
Sep 28
$53Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$181Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 29
$58Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$133Eurowings
Thu
Sep 30
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$181Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 1
$87Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$154Eurowings
Sat
Oct 2
$74Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$180Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 3
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$55Flixbus
$94Eurowings
Mon
Oct 4
$58Deutsche Bahn
$40STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$83Eurowings
Tue
Oct 5
$58Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$160Lufthansa
Wed
Oct 6
$58Deutsche Bahn
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$92Tuifly
Thu
Oct 7
$58Deutsche Bahn
$40STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$126Eurowings
Fri
Oct 8
$58Deutsche Bahn
$55Flixbus
$154Eurowings Europe
Sat
Oct 9
$58Deutsche Bahn
$50STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$140Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Oct 10
Find prices
$56STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$115Eurowings
Mon
Oct 11
$58Deutsche Bahn
$40STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$83Eurowings
Tue
Oct 12
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
$46Flixbus
$140Lufthansa

The fastest trains from Budapest to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

11 h 25 m

Average

12 h 44 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

956 km

It's difficult to get from Budapest to Cologne without transferring at least once.

Fastest
05:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 05:05PMCologne Hbf
3 changes
$1491One-way
Fastest
07:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 07:05PMCologne Hbf
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$1491One-way
Fastest
09:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 09:05PMCologne Hbf
3 changes
$1241One-way
Fastest
11:40AMBudapest Keleti11h25 11:05PMCologne Hbf
2 changes
$1491One-way
2nd Fastest
06:40AMBudapest Keleti11h33 06:13PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$1491One-way

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Train Information between Budapest and Cologne

distanceDistance593 miles (956 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€59)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Budapest to Cologne cover the 593 miles (956 km) long route taking on average 11 h 25 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $73 (€59), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $53 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn between Budapest and Cologne

You can travel by train from Budapest to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $53 (€42). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Budapest and Cologne in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your journey from Budapest to Cologne on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance from Budapest to Cologne is 593 miles (956 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Budapest and Cologne start at $53 (€42).

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Budapest and Cologne due to the coronavirus:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Budapest to Cologne
Travel by train to Cologne 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 Cologne.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Budapest, Hungary and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany 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 Germany from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, 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 9/21/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Cologne from Budapest before traveling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Hungary from Germany by train?

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

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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:

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

Last checked on 9/19/21. 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 train to Budapest from Cologne here.

How much are cheap trains to Cologne from Budapest?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Budapest to Cologne trains for as little as $53 (€42)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Cologne from Budapest?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $73 (€59)  for a train ticket to Cologne from Budapest.
How many miles is it from Budapest to Cologne by train?
You should expect to travel around 593 miles (956 km)  from Budapest to Cologne by train.
How long is the train ride to Cologne from Budapest?
The train time to Cologne from Budapest is on average 11 h 25 min  for the 593 miles (956 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Budapest to Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Budapest to Cologne, which train station in Budapest do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli   and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Where is the train station in Budapest? Where is the train station in Cologne?

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

What train companies go from Budapest to Cologne?
For the journey from Budapest to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Cologne from Budapest on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When can I take the first train from Budapest to Cologne? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Budapest at 4: 40 AM. The last train leaves from Budapest at 9: 20 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Budapest to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the Budapest to Cologne train for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase a train ticket from Budapest to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $73 (€59) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Budapest and Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest
Cologne
Budafok-Belvaros
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Budapest-Déli
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Budapest-Ferencvaros
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Budapest-Kelenföld
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Budapest-Keleti pu
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Budapest-Nyugati pu
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Budapest-Zuglo
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Köbanya also
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Köbanya felsö
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Pestszentlörinc
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