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Overview: Train from Budapest to Salzburg

distanceDistance279 miles (450 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price$46 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Budapest to Salzburg cover the 279 miles (450 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 12 min with our travel partners like ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $46 (€38), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $36 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Train providers: ÖBB from Budapest to Salzburg trains

ÖBB trains will get you between Budapest and Salzburg from $36 (€30). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

ÖBB

ÖBB is Austria's main train company and offers the following different ticket types for your next trip between Budapest and Salzburg by train: Standard Ticket, Comfort-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene-Ticket, ÖBB Sparschiene Comfort-Ticket.

If you're looking for cheap ÖBB tickets from Budapest to Salzburg, check out Omio! With one-way Budapest to Salzburg train ticket prices starting as low as $50 (€42) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Salzburg from Budapest by showing you the latest ÖBB offers, train schedules and tickets for this 279 miles (450 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with ÖBB. If you search for ÖBB tickets between Budapest and Salzburg in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Budapest and Salzburg on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with ÖBB so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

  • Average Price: $50

ÖBB has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Budapest to Salzburg:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • ÖBB has granted goodwill arrangements for tickets bought until March 15, 2020.
    • National ÖBB: Tickets valid until June 1, 2020, can be refunded as a voucher
    • International ÖBB: Ticket refunds depend on the current entry regulations set by the government of the destination country
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Budapest to Salzburg

There are more than 20 trains from Budapest to Salzburg daily. These trains depart at intervals of one hour. The journey by train from Budapest to Salzburg takes an average of seven hours and 42 minutes and covers 279.6 miles.

Budapest to Salzburg train times: Daily departures

Trains from Budapest to Salzburg depart every hour, with up to three departures per hour depending on the time of day. The first train leaves Budapest at around 5:40 a.m., and the last train from Budapest to Salzburg leaves at about 11:20 p.m. There are 26 daily train departures from Budapest to Salzburg, bringing the weekly total to an average of about 150 trips.

How long is the journey by train from Budapest to Salzburg?

The distance by train from Budapest to Salzburg is 279.6 miles. This distance is covered in an average of seven hours and 42 minutes. The fastest train on this route covers it in about five hours and 12 minutes, while the slowest covers it in about 12 hours and includes three transfers on the way. Some trains on this route are direct connections, while others have a maximum of three transfers before arriving at their destination.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Budapest to Salzburg?

Departure train station: Trains from Budapest to Salzburg depart from Keleti Station, the main international and intercity railway terminal in Budapest. This train station is 1.2 miles from the city center, and it takes only 11 minutes to get there using the metro. The station's facilities include a first-class business lounge, luggage lockers, banks with currency exchange services, ATMs, domestic and international ticket offices, a supermarket, restaurants, and fast-food outlets.

Arrival train station: The arrival station for the train from Budapest to Salzburg is Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, which lies on the Austrian-German border. This station is operated jointly by Austrian Railways (OBB) and Deutsche Bahn (DB). The station is only 15 minutes' walk from the city center. Its facilities include a travel office, ticket vending machines, a furnished traveler lounge, luggage lockers, and car and bike parking spaces. The station also has elevators and escalators to provide step-free access and help move luggage easily.

Which train companies travel from Budapest to Salzburg?

Trains from Budapest to Salzburg are operated by Austrian Railways (OBB). This company operates both long-distance and high-speed trains along this route. The high-speed OBB EuroCity trains are the fastest on the route, getting travelers to their destination in around five hours and 10 minutes, while the slowest long-distance train gets to its destination in about 12 hours.

OBB Budapest to Salzburg

OBB trains from Budapest to Salzburg differ in that some are long-distance trains while others are high-speed trains. High-speed trains are the fastest on this route, getting travelers to their destination in about five hours and 10 minutes. Meanwhile, long-distance trains reach their destination in more than double that time. OBB EuroCity trains have a maximum of two transfers, while the long-distance train from Budapest to Salzburg has up to three transfers during the journey. The shortest transfer takes a mere nine minutes, and the longest takes over 3.5 hours.

Budapest to Salzburg trains: Services on board

OBB offers a wide array of Austrian delicacies on its menu on each train from Budapest to Salzburg. The trains are spacious with comfortable reclining seats, free WiFi, power sockets, drinks, snacks, air conditioning, individual lighting, washrooms adapted for the disabled, wheelchair spaces, magazines and newspapers for those in first class, and free entertainment. The onboard hosts and stewards are trained to help those in need. Both the high-speed and long-distance trains have furnished sleeper cabins with bathrooms. Pets are allowed on board, provided that notice of their accompaniment has been given when making reservations. These animals should travel in their cages and be under their owners' care during the journey.

How to find cheap train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg

Travelers should make their reservations for the train from Budapest to Salzburg in advance to get the best bargains on ticket prices. Booking in advance also ensures travelers get a seat on their preferred date and time of travel. Advance reservations can easily be made through Omio, a user-friendly booking platform popular across Europe. This platform allows travelers to compare different schedules, making it easy to plan trips. Using Omio to make reservations also helps save time as travelers are not required to pick their tickets on arrival at the station.

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FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Salzburg, Austria if I'm coming from Budapest, Hungary by train?

Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Salzburg, Austria by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Austria from Hungary?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who are vaccinated with a booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

All travelers in Austria must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/16/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Budapest to Salzburg as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Hungary from Salzburg, Austria?

Return travel from Austria to Hungary is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Budapest from Salzburg?

Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

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

Requirements for reentering:

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

Last checked on 1/17/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Budapest from Salzburg.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Budapest to Salzburg?

Train tickets to Salzburg from Budapest for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $36 (€30)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is the train between Budapest and Salzburg on average?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $46 (€38)  for a train ticket to Salzburg from Budapest.

How many miles is it from Budapest to Salzburg by train?

The train distance from Budapest to Salzburg is around 279 miles (450 km).

How long is a train between Budapest and Salzburg on average?

On average the Budapest to Salzburg train travel time is 5 h 12 min  for the 279 miles (450 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Budapest goes to Salzburg? What train station do I come into Salzburg from Budapest?

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

Where is the train station in Budapest to go to Salzburg? Where is the train station in Salzburg located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Budapest-Déli, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Budapest. The most popular arrival train station in Salzburg, called Salzburg Hbf, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city center.

What train providers go from Budapest to Salzburg?

Take the Budapest to Salzburg train with ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Nightjet. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Salzburg from Budapest as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I find a direct train from Budapest to Salzburg?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Budapest to Salzburg, and you can find a direct train for this trip with ÖBB or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many trains are there between Budapest and Salzburg a day?

The average number of trains departing Budapest for Salzburg is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Budapest to Salzburg? What time is the last train from Budapest to Salzburg?

You can take the first train from Budapest to Salzburg at 4: 40 AM. The last train from Budapest to Salzburg that you can take departs at 10: 25 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Budapest to Salzburg schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How far in advance should I book train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg for the best deals?

If you book the Budapest to Salzburg train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $46 (€38). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Budapest and Salzburg. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest
Salzburg
The major railway station for departures from Budapest is Budapest-Déli. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Budapest-Déli for your journey to Salzburg from Budapest.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+36 13558657
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00-10: 00, 10: 20-14: 00, 14: 25- 17: 35
Public transit options for Budapest-Déli
Metro lines: M2 (red)
Tram lines: 17, 56, 56A, 59, 59A, 59B, 61
Bus lines: 21, 21A, 39, 102, 139, 140, 140A, N960, N990
Train lines: IC, IR, S (10, 12, 30, 34, 35, 40, 42), Z30