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Trip Summary

There are 32 daily trains from Budapest to Munich. Traveling by train from Budapest to Munich usually takes around 7 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Railjet train can make the trip in 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance349 mi (561 km)
Fastest train6h 45m
Lowest price£33.54
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines5

What is the price of a train ticket from Budapest to Munich?

In the last month, £54.70 was the average price of a train ticket from Budapest to Munich. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £80.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Budapest to Munich by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £62 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Budapest to Munich in October, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £104 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Budapest to Munich?

There are 5 train lines with service from Budapest to Munich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 28 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity16h 56m£59.34
Deutsche Bahn67h 26m£77.79
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company287h 46m£99.01
Non-federally owned railway company27h 38m£87.68
Railjet17h 9m£65.92
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Budapest to Munich start from £43, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Munich. DB Eurocity in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti . And in Munich trains arrive at München Ost and one other train station.

    From Budapest to Munich train travel on DB Eurocity takes 6 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Budapest to Munich start from £35, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti . And in Munich trains arrive at München-Aubing and 26 other train stations.

    From Budapest to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 7 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • 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 Munich start from £34, and on average cost . Daily there are 28 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti and one other station. And in Munich trains arrive at München-Aubing and 43 other train stations.

    From Budapest to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 102 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Budapest to Munich start from £34, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti and one other station. And in Munich trains arrive at München Ost and 3 other train stations.

    From Budapest to Munich train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Munich on a weekend there is typically one Non-federally owned railway company scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Budapest.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Budapest to Munich start from £34, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Munich. Railjet in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Budapest to Munich train travel on Railjet takes 7 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Railjet offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Budapest to Munich 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 Budapest to Munich?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Budapest to Munich. 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 Budapest to Munich?

The distance between Budapest and Munich is approximately 349 miles, or 561 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 45 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?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Budapest to Munich. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Budapest at 03:00 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 Munich?

There are 32 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Munich. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Munich 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.

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

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

  • Budapest-Déli

Where is the train station in Munich?

Main arrival station: München-Aubing

There are more train stations and stops in Munich than most cities. Most trains from Budapest will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Munich:

Train stations in Munich:

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Pasing

  • München Leienfelsstr.

  • München Train Station

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München Ost

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-Johanneskirchen

  • München-Trudering

  • München Siemenswerke

  • München-Laim

  • München-Englschalking

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