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Duration 13h 42m
Distance 1248.9 km
Average price 170 000 Ft
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Geneva and Budapest takes 13h 42m and the fastest train takes 13h 37m. There is at least one train per day from Geneva 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. Genève
  2. Zuerich Hb
  3. Budapest
14h 20m
123 130 Ft - 229 316 Ft

Geneva to Budapest train times

Trains run once daily between Geneva and Budapest. The service departs Geneva at 07:42 in the morning, which arrives into Budapest at 21:19. All services require a transfer at Zürich HB and take an average of 13h 42m. 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 Geneva 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 Geneva to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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The distance between Geneva and Budapest is 990 km. The road distance is 1248.9 km.

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

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

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There are 5368+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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What companies run services between Geneva and Budapest?

You can take a train from Geneva to Budapest via Zuerich Hb in around 14h 20m.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 50 000 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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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