Cheap train tickets from Salzburg to Budapest

Showing times and prices for Dec 6

Cheapest

$56

Average

$116

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 Salzburg to Budapest will cost around $ 116 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 56.

Cheapest
03:45AMSalzburg Hbf5h34 09:19AMBudapest Keleti
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$561One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:02AMSalzburg Hbf5h17 11:19AMBudapest Keleti
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$661One-way
02:38PMSalzburg Hbf7h41 10:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$1001One-way
01:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 06:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$1001One-way
07:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h01 12:09AMBudapest-Deli Railway Station
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$1061One-way

Train schedule from Salzburg to Budapest

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03:45AMSalzburg Hbf5h34 09:19AMBudapest Keleti
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06:02AMSalzburg Hbf5h17 11:19AMBudapest Keleti
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07:08AMSalzburg Hbf5h11 12:19PMBudapest Keleti
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09:08AMSalzburg Hbf5h11 02:19PMBudapest Keleti
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10:08AMSalzburg Hbf5h11 03:19PMBudapest Keleti
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11:08AMSalzburg Hbf5h11 04:19PMBudapest Keleti
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12:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 05:19PMBudapest Keleti
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01:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 06:19PMBudapest Keleti
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02:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 07:19PMBudapest Keleti
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02:38PMSalzburg Hbf7h41 10:19PMBudapest Keleti
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03:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 08:19PMBudapest Keleti
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04:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 09:19PMBudapest Keleti
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05:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 10:19PMBudapest Keleti
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06:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 11:19PMBudapest Keleti
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07:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h01 12:09AMBudapest-Deli Railway Station
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07:38PMSalzburg Hbf11h46 07:24AMBudapest Keleti
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08:08PMSalzburg Hbf11h16 07:24AMBudapest Keleti
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08:12PMSalzburg Hbf11h12 07:24AMBudapest Keleti
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$98ÖBB | Regionalzug
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$50ÖBB
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$59ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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$66ÖBB | Nightjet
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$42ÖBB | Nightjet
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$50ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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Dec 24
$83ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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Dec 25
$50ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
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Fastest train times from Salzburg to Budapest

Showing times and prices for Dec 6

Fastest Journey

5 h 1 m

Average

6 h 22 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

450 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Salzburg for Budapest 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 22 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 1 m .

The slowest trains will take 11 h 46 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
07:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h01 12:09AMBudapest-Deli Railway Station
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$1061One-way
2nd Fastest
04:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 09:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$1381One-way
2nd Fastest
06:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 11:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$1381One-way
2nd Fastest
05:08PMSalzburg Hbf5h11 10:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$1381One-way
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11:08AMSalzburg Hbf5h11 04:19PMBudapest Keleti
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$1381One-way

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Train Information to Budapest from Salzburg

distanceDistance279 miles (450 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$53 (€44)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | S-Bahn

Trains from Salzburg to Budapest cover the 279 miles (450 km) long route taking on average 5 h 17 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | S-Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $50 (€42), but the average price of train tickets is $53 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

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Travel with ÖBB to Budapest from Salzburg

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ÖBB

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

It’s easy to book your ÖBB train ticket between Salzburg and Budapest online with Omio! Simply check the current ÖBB train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Salzburg and Budapest as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap ÖBB train tickets online. Prices for ÖBB trains between Salzburg and Budapest start at $50 (€42) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 279 miles (450 km). If you search for ÖBB trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the ÖBB tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train from Salzburg to Budapest. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Salzburg to Budapest ÖBB train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

  • Average Price: $50

Please follow the recommendations outlined by ÖBB when booking your train tickets to Budapest from Salzburg due to the coronavirus:

  • 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

Train from Salzburg to Budapest

There is a daily train connection from Salzburg to Budapest at least every 2 hours. Especially practical is the night connection with the ÖBB Nightjet to wake up in the morning in the Hungarian capital.

Which train companies run from Salzburg to Budapest?

On the route Salzburg - Budapest travelers are travelling with the Austrian ÖBB. The ÖBB Nightjet operates on night connections.

How long does the train ride from Salzburg to Budapest take?

Most connections by train from Salzburg to Budapest are direct connections with a journey time of about 5 hours 6 minutes. Change connections with 1 change usually take almost as long. The change-over station is usually Vienna Central Station.

How often can you travel by train from Salzburg to Budapest?

There are around 13 daily train connections from Salzburg to Budapest. Usually there is a night connection. During the day and in the evening there are very often 1departure per hour and at least 1 departure per 2 hours.

Stations on the line Salzburg - Budapest

At which station does the train start in Salzburg? Trains start at Salzburg main station. It can be reached on foot from the centre in 1.5 km. Alternatively, travelers can reach the main train station with numerous bus lines coming from the centre in 0.10 hours.

At which station does the train arrive in Budapest? The destination station is Budapest Keleti. It is located on the eastern edge of the city center and offers connections to the metro, tram and bus. For example, the central square Deák Ferenc tér can be reached by metro in a journey time of 0.5 hours.

Train tickets from Salzburg to Budapest: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 50 €
2 weeks earlier 45 €11%
3 weeks earlier 48 €4%
1 month before 49 €2%
2 months earlier 50 €0%
3 months earlier 45 €11%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Salzburg - Budapest 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 4% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Salzburg - Budapest with 2 months in advance you save up to about 0% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 11%.
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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Salzburg and Budapest?

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

Can I enter Hungary from Austria?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travelers in Hungary must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Salzburg to Budapest as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Budapest, Hungary to Salzburg, Austria?

Return travel from Hungary to Austria is: Partially open.

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

Entry into Austria 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?

Requirements for reentering:

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

Last checked on 12/1/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Salzburg from Budapest.

How much do cheap train tickets between Salzburg and Budapest cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Budapest from Salzburg for the next 7 days starting from $50 (€42)  one way.
How much is a train ticket between Salzburg and Budapest?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Salzburg to Budapest train price to come in at an average of $53 (€44)  one way.
How far is Salzburg to Budapest by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Budapest from Salzburg by train to be approximately 279 miles (450 km).
How many hours is the train time between Salzburg and Budapest?
On average the Salzburg to Budapest train travel time is 5 h 17 min  for the 279 miles (450 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Salzburg and arrival train station in Budapest?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Salzburg Hbf   to Budapest-Déli.

Where is the train station in Salzburg? Where is the train station in Budapest?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and travel around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Budapest-Déli and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Budapest.

Which train companies should I travel with from Salzburg to Budapest?
If you're looking for trains from Salzburg to Budapest, you can rely on ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | S-Bahn to get you to Budapest. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Salzburg to Budapest route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Salzburg to Budapest?
Yes, there are 6 direct trains per day from Salzburg to Budapest, and you can find a direct train for this route with ÖBB  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains per day are there to Budapest from Salzburg?
The average number of trains departing Salzburg for Budapest is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Salzburg to Budapest? When is the last train from Salzburg to Budapest?
The earliest train for this route departs from Salzburg at 5: 02 AM. The last train leaves from Salzburg at 6: 08 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Salzburg to Budapest and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Budapest from Salzburg for the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Salzburg to Budapest within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $53 (€44) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Salzburg and Budapest are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Salzburg
Budapest
The major railway station for departures from Salzburg is Salzburg Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Salzburg Hbf for your journey from Salzburg to Budapest.