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Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Budapest to Zurich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
ÖBB
08:40AM10h40
Budapest Keleti
07:20PMZürich Hbf
$2311One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
ÖBB
10:40AM10h40
Budapest Keleti
09:20PMZürich Hbf
$2311One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:40AM10h47
Budapest Keleti
08:27PMZürich Hbf
$2471One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
11:40AM10h47
Budapest Keleti
10:27PMZürich Hbf
$3201One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Budapest to Zurich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, July 22
ÖBB
08:40AM10h40
Budapest Keleti
07:20PMZürich Hbf
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:40AM10h47
Budapest Keleti
08:27PMZürich Hbf
1 transfer
ÖBB
10:40AM10h40
Budapest Keleti
09:20PMZürich Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
11:40AM10h47
Budapest Keleti
10:27PMZürich Hbf
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Budapest to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

10 h 40 m

Average

10 h 43 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

789 km

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

Fastest
ÖBB
08:40AM10h40
Budapest Keleti
07:20PMZürich Hbf
$2311One-way
2 transfers
Fastest
ÖBB
10:40AM10h40
Budapest Keleti
09:20PMZürich Hbf
$2311One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
11:40AM10h47
Budapest Keleti
10:27PMZürich Hbf
$3201One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:40AM10h47
Budapest Keleti
08:27PMZürich Hbf
$2471One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Budapest to Zurich

distanceDistance489 miles (788 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$158 (€137)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or SBB

Trains from Budapest to Zurich cover the 489 miles (788 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 40 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or SBB. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $88 (€76), but the average price of train tickets is $158 (€137). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrive in Zürich Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, EuroNight and ÖBB from Budapest to Zurich trains

For as little as $88 (€76) you can travel by train from Budapest to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn, EuroNight and ÖBB. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

ÖBB Nightjet is an Austrian train company that offers overnight services across Europe. It has a range of train types, including the EuroNight, CityNightLine and Nightjet, which all offer comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. The EuroNight is the most luxurious option, with private compartments and a restaurant car. The CityNightLine is a more affordable option, with compartments and couchettes, while the Nightjet is the most basic option, with couchettes and reclining seats. Ticket types include Economy, Comfort and Business, with the latter offering the most luxurious experience. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, a restaurant car and a bar. The most popular routes for ÖBB Nightjet are from Vienna to Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest.

ÖBB Nightjet from Budapest to Zurich train information:

  • Average Duration: 15 h 25 min
  • Cheapest Price: $279

FAQs: Trains from Budapest to Zurich

FAQs: Travel by train from Budapest to Zurich 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 Zurich.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Zurich can start from as little as $88 (€76) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Budapest to Zurich is $158 (€137); 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 Zurich train travel time is 10 h 40 min   for the 489 mile (788 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Budapest to Zurich leaves at 4: 40 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Budapest to Zurich leaves at 10: 25 PM.
For the best Budapest to Zurich train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or SBB. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Budapest and Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are night trains available from Budapest to Zurich with EuroNight or ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Budapest, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Budapest-Kelenfoeld, Budapest Keleti and Budapest-Deli. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your journey in train stations like Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen.

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 Zürich Hbf, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

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

Important Stations and Airports in Budapest and Zurich

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The major railway station for departures from Budapest is Budapest Keleti. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Budapest Keleti for your journey between Budapest and Zurich.
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The major train station for arrivals in Zurich is Zürich Hbf. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Zürich Hbf for your journey to Zurich from Budapest.
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