The cheapest trains from Budapest to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

$52

Average

$100

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 Salzburg will cost around $ 100 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 52.

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05:40PMBudapest Keleti5h14 10:54PMSalzburg Hbf
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$521One-way
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08:40PMBudapest Keleti5h30 02:10AMSalzburg Hbf
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$521One-way
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02:10PMBudapest Keleti6h38 08:48PMSalzburg Hbf
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$561One-way
07:40PMBudapest Keleti5h16 12:56AMSalzburg Hbf
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$691One-way
11:20PMBudapest-Deli Railway Station10h28 09:48AMSalzburg Hbf
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$691One-way

Timetable Budapest to Salzburg

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05:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 10:52AMSalzburg Hbf
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06:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 11:52AMSalzburg Hbf
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07:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 12:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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08:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 01:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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09:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 02:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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10:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 03:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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11:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 04:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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12:40PMBudapest Keleti5h12 05:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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01:40PMBudapest Keleti5h12 06:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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02:10PMBudapest Keleti6h38 08:48PMSalzburg Hbf
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03:40PMBudapest Keleti5h12 08:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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04:40PMBudapest Keleti5h12 09:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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05:40PMBudapest Keleti5h14 10:54PMSalzburg Hbf
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07:40PMBudapest Keleti5h16 12:56AMSalzburg Hbf
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08:40PMBudapest Keleti5h30 02:10AMSalzburg Hbf
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11:20PMBudapest-Deli Railway Station12h02 11:22AMSalzburg Hbf
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11:20PMBudapest-Deli Railway Station10h28 09:48AMSalzburg Hbf
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Wed
Sep 22
$52ÖBB
$60Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$52ÖBB
$55Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$52ÖBB
$49Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$52ÖBB | Railjet
$37Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$61ÖBB
$50Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
$60Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
$42Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
$45Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
$46Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
$41Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
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Sun
Oct 3
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
$44Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
$46Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
$42Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
Find prices
Thu
Oct 7
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
$46Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
$44Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
$35Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
$41Flixbus
Mon
Oct 11
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
$45Flixbus

The fastest trains from Budapest to Salzburg

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

5 h 12 m

Average

6 h 1 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

450 km

Of the 17 trains that leave Budapest for Salzburg every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 450 km distance in an average of 6 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 12 m .

The slowest trains will take 12 h 2 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
05:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 10:52AMSalzburg Hbf
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$1281One-way
Fastest
09:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 02:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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$1281One-way
Fastest
07:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 12:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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$1281One-way
Fastest
10:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 03:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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$1281One-way
Fastest
03:40PMBudapest Keleti5h12 08:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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$921One-way

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Train Information to Salzburg from Budapest

distanceDistance279 miles (450 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€44)
changesDirect trainYes
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 journey taking on average 5 h 16 min with our travel partners like ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Nightjet. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $55 (€44), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Salzburg Hbf.

Train companies

Budapest to Salzburg with ÖBB

For as little as $37 (€30) you can travel by train from Budapest to Salzburg with ÖBB. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

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 a smooth and easy train between Budapest and Salzburg, check Omio for ÖBB trains offering this trip. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 279 miles (450 km) trip from Budapest to Salzburg, Omio makes it easier than ever to find ÖBB trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current ÖBB train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Budapest to Salzburg as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your ÖBB train on Omio. If you search for trains from Budapest to Salzburg in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the ÖBB tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for ÖBB trains between Budapest and Salzburg starting at $52 (€42), buy your official ÖBB tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

    ÖBB's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Budapest to Salzburg are the following:

    • 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
    Am I allowed to travel by train from Budapest, Hungary to Salzburg, Austria?

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

    Is international entry into Salzburg from Budapest restricted?

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

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

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
    • 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

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

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

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

    The above information was last checked on 9/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Budapest and Salzburg closer to your date of departure here

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Budapest, Hungary from Salzburg, Austria?

    The restriction level for your return train to Budapest, Hungary from Salzburg is: Partially open.

    Is my return train into Budapest from Salzburg restricted?

    International entry 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?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • 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:

    • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 9/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Budapest from Salzburg closer to your date of departure here here.

    How much do cheap train tickets from Budapest to Salzburg cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Salzburg from Budapest for as low as $37 (€30)  for the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a train from Budapest to Salzburg?
    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Budapest to Salzburg train to cost on average $55 (€44)  one way.
    How far is it from Budapest to Salzburg by train?
    The Budapest to Salzburg train distance is approximately 279 miles (450 km).
    How long is the train between Budapest and Salzburg?
    On average the Budapest to Salzburg train travel time is 5 h 16 min  for the 279 miles (450 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    When traveling by train from Budapest to Salzburg, which train station in Budapest do I depart from and which train station in Salzburg do I arrive in?

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Budapest-Déli   and arriving in Salzburg Hbf.

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

    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 Salzburg Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Budapest to Salzburg?
    For the best Budapest to Salzburg train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Nightjet. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Budapest and Salzburg to compare what amenities they may offer.
    When is the earliest train from Budapest to Salzburg? When is the last train from Budapest to Salzburg?
    You can take the first train from Budapest to Salzburg at 4: 40 PM. The last train from Budapest to Salzburg that you can take departs at 6: 40 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 purchase a train ticket from Budapest to Salzburg to get the best deals?
    If you buy the Budapest to Salzburg train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $55 (€44). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Budapest to Salzburg. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Budapest
    Budafok-Belvaros
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    Budapest-Zuglo
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    Pestszentlörinc
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