Geneva to Budapest by train

  • First train
    05:42
  • Last train
    23:42
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    13hr 37m
  • Distance
    992 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    5
  • Avg. journey time
    23hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Geneva to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Geneva to Budapest take around 13 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 992 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Geneva and Budapest.

1. Are there direct trains from Geneva to Budapest?

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

We usually find around 6 departures on the route from Geneva 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 Geneva to Budapest?

The Geneva to Budapest train travel time is normally about 13 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Geneva around 05:42 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Geneva around 05:42, and the last at 23:42.

When to book Geneva to Budapest train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Geneva to Budapest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Geneva and Budapest?

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

  • Euro City
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Night train
  • Nightjet
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Schnellzug

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.