Manchester to Budapest by train

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    21:15
  • Avg changes
    4
  • Fastest journey
    23hr 24m
  • Distance
    1,639 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    10
  • Avg. journey time
    35hr 19m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Budapest take around 23 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,639 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Budapest.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Budapest?

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

We usually find around 12 departures on the route from Manchester 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 7 departures.

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

The Manchester to Budapest train travel time is normally about 23 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 19:35.

When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Budapest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Budapest?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Euro City
  • Euro Night
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurostar
  • ICE
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London Underground
  • Lyria
  • Meridian
  • Night Jet
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • S-Bahn
  • Schnellzug
  • TGV
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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.