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Leipzig - Budapest Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Leipzig to Budapest. Traveling by train from Leipzig to Budapest usually takes around 18 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 13 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance400 mi (644 km)
Fastest train13h 14m
Lowest price$58.22
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
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What is the price of a train ticket from Leipzig to Budapest?

In the last month, $78.38 was the average price of a train ticket from Leipzig to Budapest. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $106.42 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during November. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Leipzig to Budapest, with the average price at just $82. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in July, when the average price goes up to $162. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Leipzig to Budapest?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Leipzig to Budapest. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain618h 18m$111.97
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 6 daily trips to Budapest from Leipzig. The train usually departs from Leipzig Central Station (FlixTrain) in Leipzig and arrives at Airport Terminal 2A in Budapest after about 18 hours and 18 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Leipzig and Budapest is approximately 400 miles, or 644 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 14 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains departing from Leipzig to Budapest tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Leipzig at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Budapest to Leipzig.

City Information

Leipzig

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Leipzig is a hip city in the Saxony region in the east of Germany. This city is the home of famous composers Richard Wagner and Johann Sebastian Bach and pays tribute to these musical giants with attractions such as the Bach-Museum Leipzig.

Discover some of the city's most interesting architecture in its historic churches. St. Nicholas Church, near Leipzig University, is a Romanesque church with Gothic roots. It was built in 1797 and boasts neoclassical interiors and magnificent pillars. St. Thomas Church is just as impressive and is Bach's final resting place.

Significant art collections are on view at both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts. Check out the Asisi Panometer to see how a giant painting merges with an equally large gas tank to form a remarkable panoramic attraction.

When hunger strikes, Leipzig has many excellent places to wine and dine. Take a seat at Auerbachs Keller, one of Germany's oldest and most popular restaurants. Ouzeri Was Kost Das is perfect for a romantic dinner, thanks to its cozy setting by the canal.

International travelers can reach Leipzig via the Leipzig/Halle Airport or the impressive European train system. Trains with service to Leipzig include Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, or alex. If you prefer getting there by bus, simply hop on any one of these: FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RoadJet, Union Ivkoni, or Racic Eurobus.

Budapest

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As the commercial and cultural hub of Hungary, Budapest is a multi-faceted city that appeals to many different kinds of travelers. The city’s star attraction is the blue Danube, which runs through town, dividing it in two. To explore the river to its fullest, you should go on a boat cruise. This is also a good way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the surrounding architecture. After enjoying the sapphire-colored water of the Danube, take a stroll around the historic Castle Hill quarter, which features cobblestone streets and quaint old buildings. While here, don’t hesitate to visit the area’s iconic Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. For those who do not want to pass up a good photo shoot, Fisherman’s Bastion offers amazing panoramic views.

If you are looking for some unique Hungarian dishes, Arany Kaviar Restaurant offers a great selection. For a more casual experience, Hoppacska is a great choice.

The three main rail stations in Budapest are Keleti, Nyugati, and Déii, which offer access to various other Hungarian and European cities. The main bus station is Népliget and it is located on the edge of Budapest’s popular People’s Park. The main airport in the city is the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Main departure station: Leipzig Central Station (FlixTrain)

There is one train station in Leipzig.

All train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig Central Station (FlixTrain)

Where is the train station in Budapest?

Main arrival station: Airport Terminal 2A

There are more train stations and stops in Budapest than most cities. Most trains from Leipzig will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Budapest:

Train stations in Budapest:

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Üllői út 131

  • Etele tér

  • Mexikói út

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