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Trip Summary

There are 22 daily trains from Budapest to Berlin. Traveling by train from Budapest to Berlin usually takes around 13 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 11 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance428 mi (688 km)
Fastest train11h 18m
Lowest price£33.51
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
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Which train should you take from Budapest to Berlin?

There are 4 train lines with service from Budapest to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 18 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn512h 16m£193.32
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1813h 1m£144.19
Non-federally owned railway company314h 24m£77.58
Railjet113h 2m£57.76
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Budapest to Berlin start from £88, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti and 2 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Budapest to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 12 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 18 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • 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 Budapest to Berlin start from £35, and on average cost . Daily there are 18 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti and 6 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Budapest to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 13 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 18 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 35 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Budapest to Berlin start from £35, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Ferihegy Vasútállomás and 3 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Budapest to Berlin train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 14 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 18 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Budapest to Berlin start from £34, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Berlin. Railjet in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti . And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station .

    From Budapest to Berlin train travel on Railjet takes 13 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 18 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Berlin on a weekend there is typically one Railjet scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Budapest to Berlin 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.

How long is the train journey from Budapest to Berlin?

The distance between Budapest and Berlin is approximately 428 miles, or 688 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 18 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Budapest to Berlin are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Budapest at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Budapest to Berlin?

There are 22 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 Berlin to Budapest.

City Information

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.

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Budapest?

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Main departure station: Budapest-Keleti

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.

All train stations in Budapest:

  • Budapest-Keleti

  • Ferihegy Vasútállomás

  • Rákos

  • Kőbánya Felső

  • Budapest-Déli

  • Kőbánya Alsó

  • Rákospalota-újpest

Where is the train station in Berlin?

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Main arrival station: Berlin Central Station

Occupying a grand modern glass and steel building on the River Spree, Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is around 1.5 km from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Also referred to as Berlin Central Station, the station is German capital's main railway station (hauptbahnhof). The lower platforms serve train lines that run north-south on Deutsche Bahn. The lower platforms are linked with upper platforms – for east-west services – via escalators and a middle floor containing shops, cafés, and other convenient facilities. It has additional connections with U-Bahn (metro) Line 5 and trams (streetcars). The intercity bus station lies on the opposite side of Europaplatz, with FlixBus providing services across Germany.

Train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

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