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There are 61 daily trains from Budapest to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Budapest to Leipzig usually takes around 12 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 10 hours and 36 minutes.
|Distance||400 mi (644 km)|
|Fastest train||10h 36m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Budapest to Leipzig?
2 train services operate from Budapest to Leipzig. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 35 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||35||13h 8m||€125.26|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||29||12h 30m||€174.14|
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Budapest to Leipzig start from €102, and on average cost . Daily there are 29 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Leipzig. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Budapest leaves from Budapest-Keleti and 2 other stations. And in Leipzig trains arrive at Leipzig-Miltitz and 13 other train stations.
From Budapest to Leipzig train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 12 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Leipzig faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 36 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 33 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Leipzig.
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The distance between Budapest and Leipzig is approximately 400 miles, or 644 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 36 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 Budapest to Leipzig are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
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 61 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 Leipzig 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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Leipzig is a hip city in the Saxony region in the east of Germany. This city is the home of famous composers Richard Wagner and Johann Sebastian Bach and pays tribute to these musical giants with attractions such as the Bach-Museum Leipzig.
Discover some of the city's most interesting architecture in its historic churches. St. Nicholas Church, near Leipzig University, is a Romanesque church with Gothic roots. It was built in 1797 and boasts neoclassical interiors and magnificent pillars. St. Thomas Church is just as impressive and is Bach's final resting place.
Significant art collections are on view at both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts. Check out the Asisi Panometer to see how a giant painting merges with an equally large gas tank to form a remarkable panoramic attraction.
When hunger strikes, Leipzig has many excellent places to wine and dine. Take a seat at Auerbachs Keller, one of Germany's oldest and most popular restaurants. Ouzeri Was Kost Das is perfect for a romantic dinner, thanks to its cozy setting by the canal.
International travelers can reach Leipzig via the Leipzig/Halle Airport or the impressive European train system. Trains with service to Leipzig include Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, or alex. If you prefer getting there by bus, simply hop on any one of these: FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RoadJet, Union Ivkoni, or Racic Eurobus.
Where is the train station in Budapest?
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 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.
All train stations in Budapest:
Where is the train station in Leipzig?
Main arrival station: Leipzig-Miltitz
There are more train stations and stops in Leipzig than most cities. Most trains from Budapest will stop at one (or more) of the 14 following stations in Leipzig:
Train stations in Leipzig:
Leipzig Miltitzer Allee
Leipzig Karlsruher Str
Engelsdorf Riesaer Straße
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