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Duration 16h 37m
Distance 1145.4 km
Average price 100€
Frequency 5/week

Trip overview

The average train between Budapest and Cologne takes 16h 37m and the fastest train takes 16h 25m. The train runs, on average, 5 times per week from Budapest to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Budapest-Keleti
  2. Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Cologne
11h 44m
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84€ - 134€

Budapest to Cologne train times

Trains run five times a week between Budapest and Cologne. The service departs Budapest at 14:40 in the afternoon, which arrives into Cologne at 07:05. All services require a transfer at FRANKFURT(M) FLUGHAFEN FERNBF and take an average of 16h 37m. 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.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 44m.

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The distance between Budapest and Cologne is 956 km. The road distance is 1145.4 km.

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Budapest to Cologne train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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Budapest to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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