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Trip Summary

There are 36 daily trains from Erfurt to Budapest. Traveling by train from Erfurt to Budapest usually takes around 13 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 10 hours,

Distance434 mi (698 km)
Fastest train10h 0m
Lowest price£84.49
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Erfurt to Budapest?

There are 3 train lines with service from Erfurt to Budapest. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 24 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express612h 49m£170.85
Deutsche Bahn2413h 8m£136.68
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1112h 54m£140.80
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Erfurt to Budapest start from £84, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Budapest. DB Intercity-Express in Erfurt leaves from Vieselbach and 3 other stations. And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Keleti .

    From Erfurt to Budapest train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 12 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Budapest.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Erfurt to Budapest start from £84, and on average cost . Daily there are 24 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Budapest. Deutsche Bahn in Erfurt leaves from Erfurt-Bischleben and 5 other stations. And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Keleti and one other train station.

    From Erfurt to Budapest train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 13 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 23 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Budapest.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Erfurt to Budapest start from £84, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Budapest. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Erfurt leaves from Erfurt-Bischleben and 5 other stations. And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Déli and one other train station.

    From Erfurt to Budapest train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 12 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Erfurt to Budapest during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Erfurt to Budapest?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Erfurt to Budapest. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Erfurt to Budapest?

The distance between Erfurt and Budapest is approximately 434 miles, or 698 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours,

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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Erfurt to Budapest tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. 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 Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Erfurt at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Erfurt to Budapest?

There are 36 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.

City Information

Erfurt

Erfurt is the capital and largest city in the German state of Thuringia. Most of the city was built and designed in the Middle Ages, so prepare to be charmed by narrow pedestrian streets, quaint bridges, and gorgeous green spaces like the Egapark. As you stroll around the city centre, keep your eyes peeled for as many as 25 churches of different architectural styles. A unique sight in Erfurt is the Krämerbrücke, or merchants' bridge, arguably the most popular attraction in the city. This 15th-century arched bridge has houses built on either side, in a design that was common in medieval Europe.

Fitting for a large city, Erfurt does not disappoint when it comes to dining options. The most popular local restaurants you should consider visiting are EAT Erfurt and Gasthaus Feuerkugel. Or simply stop at any of the many stalls offering Thüringer Bratwurst, a regional delicacy!

Although there is a small airport for Erfurt, the route options are very limited. Most air passengers will travel through the Frankfurt airport and connect to Erfurt via coach or train. Erfurt's train station is actually one of the central hubs of Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail system. Much of the train service to and from Erfurt is on high-speed trains, so journeys to Munich, Berlin, and Nuremberg take hardly any time. FlixBus connects Erfurt to many additional destinations via affordable coach trips.

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 Erfurt?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Erfurt where you can board the train.

All train stations in Erfurt:

  • Erfurt-Bischleben

  • Vieselbach

  • Kühnhausen

  • Erfurt-Gispersleben

  • Stotternheim

  • Erfurt Ost

Where is the train station in Budapest?

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Arrival stations

Budapest-Keleti is the central station for railway transportation services in Budapest. Although it is located about 2 miles from the city centre, a metro stop at the station connects you to the subway system. The station was constructed in 1884, and it has gone through multiple renovations throughout its lifetime, but the splendour of its eclectic architectural style remains the same. The station features all sorts of amenities, including public restrooms, ATMs, food stalls, and much more. Intercity and international rail routes from Budapest go to such cities as Berlin, Krakow, and Prague.

Train stations in Budapest:

  • Budapest-Keleti

  • Budapest-Déli

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