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Cheap train tickets and times from Budapest to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Jun 22

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

11 h 24 m

Average

12 h 13 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

956 km

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to start from $159 with an average ticket price of $159.

The fastest train from Budapest to takes 11h 24m in comparison to an average duration of 12h 13m and covers a distance of 956 km.

15 trains that leave Budapest for every day with It's difficult to get from Budapest to Cologne without transferring at least once. travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:40AM13h25
Budapest Keleti
10:05PMCologne Hbf
$1591One-way
3 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
06:40AM11h32
Budapest Keleti
06:12PMCologne Messe/Deutz
$1591One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
07:40AM12h25
Budapest Keleti
08:05PMCologne Hbf
$1591One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:40AM11h34
Budapest Keleti
09:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
$1591One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:40AM12h08
Budapest Keleti
08:48PMCologne Messe/Deutz
$1591One-way
3 transfers

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Overview: Train from Budapest to Cologne

distanceDistance593 miles (956 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$147 (€129)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or Student Agency

Trains from Budapest to Cologne cover the 593 miles (956 km) long route taking on average 11 h 23 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or Student Agency. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $147 (€129), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $45 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE and Student Agency from Budapest to Cologne trains

Travel between Budapest and Cologne from $45 (€40) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE and Student Agency! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider 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 to Cologne from 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 bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Budapest to Cologne train information:

  • Average Duration: 11 h 23 min
  • Cheapest Price: $45

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Budapest to Cologne

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Budapest to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Budapest to Cologne

FAQs: Travel by train from Budapest 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
Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Cologne can start from as little as $45 (€40) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Budapest to Cologne is $147 (€129); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Budapest to Cologne train time is 11 h 23 min   covering the 593 mile (956 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Budapest to Cologne leaves at 6: 40 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Budapest to Cologne leaves at 6: 40 PM.
There is 1 train a day from Budapest to Cologne which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or Student Agency. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Cologne. Take the fast train with ÖBB | ICE from Budapest to Cologne.
For the trip from Budapest to Cologne you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or Student Agency. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Budapest to Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 40 PM.

When departing from Budapest, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Budapest-Kelenfoeld, Budapest Keleti and Budapest-Deli. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Budapest-Kelenfoeld, which is located around 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Budapest to Cologne is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Budapest to Cologne including taking a train, bus or flight.

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