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There are 24 daily trains from Regensburg to Budapest. Traveling by train from Regensburg to Budapest usually takes around 7 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 6 hours and 23 minutes.
|Distance||336 mi (540 km)|
|Fastest train||6h 23m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Regensburg to Budapest?
There are 4 train lines with service from Regensburg to Budapest. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 17 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||2||8h 5m||€110.85|
|DB Intercity-Express||10||7h 31m||€119.29|
|Deutsche Bahn||17||8h 13m||€114.52|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||6||7h 45m||€118.16|
Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.
The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Regensburg to Budapest start from €100, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Budapest. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Regensburg leaves from Regensburg-Prüfening and 2 other stations. And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Keleti and 2 other train stations.
From Regensburg to Budapest train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 45 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 6 hours and 23 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Budapest.
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The distance between Regensburg and Budapest is approximately 336 miles, or 540 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 23 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 from Regensburg to Budapest are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Regensburg at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 24 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 Regensburg.
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Lying in the southwest of Germany along the Danube River, Regensburg is one of the most picturesque cities in the country, thanks to its well-preserved medieval city center. Regensburg is also one of the oldest towns in Germany, founded by the Romans in 179 AD.
To experience the city's ancient history, place the Old Town at the top of your itinerary. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to over 1,000 monuments and relics dating to the Roman Empire, each surprisingly well-preserved. In the Middle Ages, the Old Town was a fast-growing merchant city that often received goods from China and India, and this transcontinental exchange influenced Regensburg’s culture and architecture.
In contrast to the city's extensive history, Regensburg also has a large student population. The students give the town a modern, laid-back feel, and the many contemporary bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops cater to this younger crowd and visitors alike.
Regensburg is also renowned for its coffee. Coffee-lovers will struggle to walk through the streets without landing in one of the many cafes, each offering a beverage as exciting as the last. Bring a spare bag to take home as much of the hand-crafted German coffee you can carry.
Regensburg is located close to Munich and Nuremberg's international airports. The central train station is also well-connected to the rest of the country and parts of Europe via ICE, IC, and EC trains. Bus carriers including FlixBus and Sindbad operate affordable ground travel to destinations like Prague, Krakow, and Vienna.
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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.
Where is the train station in Regensburg?
Main departure station: Train Station
Regensburg has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Budapest.
All train stations in Regensburg:
Where is the train station in Budapest?
Main arrival 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 center, 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 splendor 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.
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