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There are 60 daily trains from Budapest to Kassel. Traveling by train from Budapest to Kassel usually takes around 13 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 12 hours and 11 minutes.
|Distance||504 mi (811 km)|
|Fastest train||12h 11m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Budapest to Kassel?
There are 4 train lines with service from Budapest to Kassel. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 35 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity-Express||1||12h 11m||€151.87|
|Deutsche Bahn||35||14h 0m||€125.29|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||33||13h 46m||€161.83|
|Non-federally owned railway company||1||13h 59m||€142.69|
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 Budapest to Kassel start from €61, and on average cost . Daily there are 33 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Kassel. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Rákos and 5 other stations. And in Kassel trains arrive at Train Station and one other train station.
From Budapest to Kassel train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 13 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 11 minutes.
Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Budapest to Kassel start from €143, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Kassel. Non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Ferihegy Vasútállomás . And in Kassel trains arrive at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe .
From Budapest to Kassel train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 13 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 12 hours and 11 minutes.
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The distance between Budapest and Kassel is approximately 504 miles, or 811 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 11 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 Budapest to Kassel tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. 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 Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
The earliest train departs Budapest at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 60 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 Kassel to 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.
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Located in central Germany, Kassel is a city with roots dating to the 10th century. These days, Kassel is perhaps best known for hosting documenta, a remarkable contemporary art exhibition that takes place every five years. However, if you're visiting outside of a documenta year, Kassel has many other exciting experiences to offer.
One of the most popular sites in Kassel is the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a landscape park covering over 2.5 square kilometers of hillside. Construction of the park began in 1689, and the Baroque style of the Bergpark took 150 years to complete. The park's defining feature is a giant statue of Hercules, surrounded by a system of fountains and waterworks.
Kassel is also famed for being near the hometown of the legendary writers, the Brothers Grimm, and Grimm World is the newest attraction in the city. It commemorates the brothers’ legacy through interactive and multimedia exhibits inspired by their iconic works, such as Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, and Snow White. The museum is not just for children, though. Prepare your worst insults to shout into the swear word generator, which translates modern German curse words into older linguistic versions.
The easiest way to reach Kassel is via one of the ICE (Inter-City Express) trains that run throughout Europe. Rail service is convenient and affordable from nearby destinations like Berlin, Leipzig, and Hamburg. Buses also provide easy travel into Kassel, and FlixBus and Sindbad operate most bus routes.
Where is the train station in Budapest?
Main departure station: Ferihegy Vasútállomás
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 8 stops and stations in Budapest where you can board the train.
All train stations in Budapest:
Where is the train station in Kassel?
Main arrival station: Train Station
Kassel receives travelers from Budapest at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Kassel:
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