Barcelona to Budapest by train

  • First train
    06:10
  • Last train
    16:45
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    22hr 54m
  • Distance
    1,503 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    6
  • Avg. journey time
    36hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Barcelona to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Barcelona to Budapest take around 22 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,503 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barcelona and Budapest.

1. Are there direct trains from Barcelona to Budapest?

Journeys between Barcelona and Budapest usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 6 departures on the route from Barcelona to Budapest every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Barcelona to Budapest?

The Barcelona to Budapest train travel time is normally about 22 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Barcelona to Budapest train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Barcelona around 06:10 and the last train is around 18:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barcelona around 06:10, and the last at 16:45.

When to book Barcelona to Budapest train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barcelona to Budapest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barcelona and Budapest?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barcelona to Budapest, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alleo
  • Euro City
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Inter City
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Lyria
  • Meridian
  • RJX
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Schnellzug
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.