Edinburgh to Budapest by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    4
  • Fastest journey
    24hr 49m
  • Distance
    1,786 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    7
  • Avg. journey time
    38hr 22m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Budapest take around 1 day and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,786 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Budapest.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Budapest?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Budapest usually involve 4 changes of train.

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 6 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Budapest train travel time is normally about 1 day and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:26, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Budapest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Budapest?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Euro Night
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurostar
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Night Jet
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Schnellzug
  • TGV
  • UK Rail Connections

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.