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Trip Summary

There are 102 daily trains from Budapest to Düsseldorf. Traveling by train from Budapest to Düsseldorf usually takes around 13 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 11 hours and 51 minutes.

Distance608 mi (979 km)
Fastest train11h 51m
Lowest price€46.98
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Budapest to Düsseldorf?

2 train services operate from Budapest, Budapest to Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company usually has more trains scheduled, with 72 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn3712h 54m€138.11
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company7214h 20m€134.72

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Budapest and Düsseldorf is approximately 608 miles, or 979 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 51 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 Düsseldorf are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 06:00. 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 Düsseldorf?

There are 102 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 Düsseldorf to Budapest. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Budapest to Düsseldorf for €37.09.

City Information

Budapest

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 Budapest?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Budapest where you can board the train to Düsseldorf.

Train stations in Budapest:

  • Budapest-Déli

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf-Benrath

  • Düsseldorf-Garath

  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof

  • Angermund

  • Düsseldorf-Reisholz

  • Düsseldorf-Eller

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen

  • Düsseldorf-Gerresheim

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Mitte

  • Düsseldorf-Oberbilk

  • Düsseldorf Volksgarten

  • Düsseldorf-Bilk

  • Düsseldorf Völklinger Str.

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