Heidelberg to Budapest by train

  • First train
    04:13
  • Last train
    00:14
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    10hr 5m
  • Distance
    793 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    3
  • Avg. journey time
    14hr 10m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Heidelberg to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Heidelberg to Budapest take around 10 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 793 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Heidelberg and Budapest.

1. Are there direct trains from Heidelberg to Budapest?

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

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Heidelberg to Budapest every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Heidelberg to Budapest train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Heidelberg around 04:36 and the last train is around 20:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Heidelberg around 04:13, and the last at 00:14.

When to book Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Budapest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Heidelberg and Budapest?

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

  • Euro City
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Xpress
  • Regional Express
  • RegionalExpress
  • Regionalzug

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.