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Trip Summary

There are 94 daily trains from Munich to Budapest. Traveling by train from Munich to Budapest usually takes around 8 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 6 hours and 49 minutes.

Distance349 mi (561 km)
Fastest train6h 49m
Lowest price$39.47
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines6

What is the price of a train ticket from Munich to Budapest?

In the last month, $72.58 was the average price of a train ticket from Munich to Budapest. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $84.94 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Munich to Budapest by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $73 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Munich to Budapest in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $123 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Munich to Budapest?

There are 6 train lines with service from Munich to Budapest. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 62 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Bayerische Regiobahn17h 18m$71.81
DB Eurocity17h 52m$95.39
DB Intercity27h 4m$93.63
DB Intercity-Express37h 28m$100.24
Deutsche Bahn628h 5m$103.03
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company368h 7m$136.99
  • Bayerische Regiobahn

    Bayerische Regiobahn

    Bayerische Regiobahn train tickets from Munich to Budapest start from $72, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Bayerische Regiobahn schedules to Budapest. Bayerische Regiobahn in Munich leaves from Solln Station . And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Déli .

    From Munich to Budapest train travel on Bayerische Regiobahn takes 7 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, Bayerische Regiobahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 49 minutes.

  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Munich to Budapest start from $83, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Budapest. DB Eurocity in Munich leaves from München Train Station . And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Keleti .

    From Munich to Budapest train travel on DB Eurocity takes 7 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 49 minutes.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Munich to Budapest start from $94, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Budapest. DB Intercity in Munich leaves from München Central Station and one other station. And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Keleti .

    From Munich to Budapest train travel on DB Intercity takes 7 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 49 minutes.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Munich to Budapest start from $57, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Budapest. DB Intercity-Express in Munich leaves from München Train Station and 11 other stations. And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Keleti and one other train station.

    From Munich to Budapest train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 7 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 49 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Budapest.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Munich to Budapest start from $39, and on average cost . Daily there are 62 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Budapest. Deutsche Bahn in Munich leaves from München-Aubing and 44 other stations. And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Keleti and one other train station.

    From Munich to Budapest train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 8 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 49 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 33 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Budapest.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Budapest start from $41, and on average cost . Daily there are 36 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Budapest. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from München-Aubing and 45 other stations. And in Budapest trains arrive at Budapest-Keleti and one other train station.

    From Munich to Budapest train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 8 hours and 7 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 49 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 18 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Munich 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Munich to Budapest?

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

The distance between Munich and Budapest is approximately 349 miles, or 561 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 49 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 Munich to Budapest are the most crowded on Thursday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Munich at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Munich to Budapest?

There are 94 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Munich to Budapest. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Budapest to Munich.

City Information

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Munich?

Main departure station: München-Aubing

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Munich where you can board the train.

All train stations in Munich:

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Allach

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Trudering

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Langwied

  • München Leienfelsstr.

  • München Flughafen Besucherpark

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München-Pasing

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-Feldmoching

  • München Train Station

Where is the train station in Budapest?

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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.

All train stations in Budapest:

  • Budapest-Keleti

  • Budapest-Déli

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