The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Graz to Budapest is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 7 m
5 h 14 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Graz for Budapest every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||170 miles (274 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 54 min|
|Average train ticket price||$53 (€47)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB, ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | Regionalzug or ÖBB | Railjet|
Trains from Graz to Budapest cover the 170 miles (274 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 54 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB, ÖBB | REX, ÖBB | Regionalzug or ÖBB | Railjet. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $53 (€47), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Graz Hbf and arrive in Budapest-Déli.
Find the best trains from Graz to Budapest with Omio's travel partners ÖBB from $21 (€18). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Trains in Europe are a convenient way to travel between cities, with train companies offering numerous domestic and international routes. The journey time for trains between Graz and Budapest takes less than six hours, with services averaging lasting either 5 hours and 37 minutes or 5 hours and 54 minutes. There are usually three trains between Graz and Budapest on a weekday and two at the weekend. Regardless of the day, all trains depart early in the morning between 6:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m, with the first train leaving Graz at 6:42 a.m. and the last train leaving Graz at 8:25 a.m. Trains arrive into Budapest between 12:19 p.m. and 2:19 p.m., depending on the route chosen.
All trains depart from Graz Hauptbahnhof, the main train station in Graz. It is located roughly 2 km west of the city centre and easily reachable by tram or by taxi. To go to the old town via tram take the tram line 1, 3, 6, or 7 from the tramstop located in the station’s forecourt. The journey takes approximately 9 minutes by tram and 10 minutes by taxi. It’s also possible to walk to the old town from Graz Hauptbahnhof. Simply follow Annenstraße and cross the river. The journey by foot should take approximately 20 minutes. Graz Hauptbahnhof is often abbreviated as Graz Hbf.
Hungary’s capital is rich in beautiful architecture and history and home to one of the world’s largest classical music scenes. The main international and inner-city train station in Budapest is Budapest-Keleti and all trains from Graz arrive directly into here. It is situated roughly 3km from Budapest’s District V, which is considered to be Budapest’s city centre. From Keleti train station it’s possible to get into District V by either bus, metro, or a taxi. The metro is the fastest option, taking roughly 5 minutes although there will be another 5 minutes of walking either side. A taxi ride from Budapest Keleti to District V takes approximately 17 minutes.
Travel between Graz, Austria and Budapest, Hungary by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Hungary must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 5/17/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Graz to Budapest as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Budapest to Graz is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Austria is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
What are the requirements?
The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/17/23. 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 Graz from Budapest here.
Some of the Graz train stations to Budapest you can start your journey from include Graz Hbf, Graz Ostbahnhof-Messe Bahnhof and Graz, Hauptbahnhof (Busbahnhof). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Budapest include Budapest-Déli, Budapest Keleti and Budapest-Kelenföld.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Graz Hbf and arriving in Budapest-Déli.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Graz Hbf and travel around 2.4 miles (3.9 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Budapest-Déli and need to travel approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the train station to the city center in Budapest.
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