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There are 136 daily trains from Heilbronn to Budapest. Traveling by train from Heilbronn to Budapest usually takes around 11 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 10 hours and 7 minutes.
|Distance||466 mi (749 km)|
|Fastest train||10h 7m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Heilbronn to Budapest?
2 train services operate from Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg to Budapest, Budapest. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 116 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||116||11h 10m||$126.77|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||20||16h 1m||$201.12|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Heilbronn to Budapest 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.
How long is the train journey from Heilbronn to Budapest?
The distance between Heilbronn and Budapest is approximately 466 miles, or 749 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 7 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 Heilbronn to Budapest are the most crowded on Saturday. 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.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Heilbronn at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Heilbronn to Budapest?
There are 136 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.
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 Heilbronn?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 12 stops and stations in Heilbronn where you can board the train.
Train stations in Heilbronn:
Where is the train station in Budapest?
Budapest receives travelers from Heilbronn at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Budapest:
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