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Duration 11h 46m
Distance 1055.7 km
Average price 150 000 Ft
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The train between Basel and Budapest takes 11h 46m. There is at least one train per day from Basel to Budapest. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Basel SBB
  2. Zuerich Hb
  3. Budapest
12h 51m
111 154 Ft - 199 582 Ft

Basel to Budapest train times

Trains run once daily between Basel and Budapest. The service departs Basel at 09:33 in the morning, which arrives into Budapest at 21:19. All services require a transfer at Zürich HB and take an average of 11h 46m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Basel to Budapest? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 51m.

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The distance between Basel and Budapest is 860 km. The road distance is 1055.7 km.

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Basel to Budapest train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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Basel to Budapest train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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What companies run services between Basel and Budapest?

You can take a train from Basel to Budapest via Zürich HB and Zuerich Hb in around 12h 51m.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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