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Duration 13h 40m
Distance 1248.1 km
Average price SFr 290
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Budapest and Geneva takes 13h 40m and the fastest train takes 13h 38m. The train service runs several times per day from Budapest to Geneva. 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. Zürich HB
  3. Geneva
13h 50m
SFr 138 - SFr 212

Budapest to Geneva train times

Trains run twice daily between Budapest and Geneva. The earliest departure is at 06:40 in the morning, and the last departure from Budapest is at 07:40 which arrives into Geneva at 21:18. All services require a transfer at ZUERICH HB and take an average of 13h 40m. 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

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 50m.

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The distance between Budapest and Geneva is 990 km. The road distance is 1248.1 km.

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

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Budapest to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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