Berlin to Budapest Train Tickets



One Way


Behold the grandeur of the city dubbed “Paris of the East” by traveling from Berlin to Budapest by train! You’ll board a high-speed EuroCity commuter and enjoy a comfortable, scenic journey that spans 4 countries: Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Just choose from 2 convenient ticket fares and 2 passenger classes; it’s as easy as that! Once aboard the EuroCity, you’ll have access to several onboard services and amenities designed to keep your personal schedule on track during the trip.

Hungary’s capital of Budapest is a delight for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Elegantly bisected by the iconic Danube River, the city is famous for its unique thermal spring baths, stunning architectural creations and picture-perfect surroundings. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also discover thriving cultural, fashion and performing arts scenes in Budapest. Popular attractions include the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, and Hungarian Natural History Museum.

Your ticket to travel from Berlin to Budapest by train can be purchased right here. Soon after your order is received, we will ship you the actual ticket which you can simply present at the station before boarding.

Journey Details


There are 3 train departures each day of the week: 7:16am (1 change), 9:17am (direct) and 11:19am (1 change)

Travel time

11 hours (fastest time; 1 change) 11 hours and 2 minutes (fastest time; direct)

Train stations

Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) and Budapest-Nyugati Pu

Train features

Deutsche Bahn EuroCity (EC) high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h
Ticket Fares and Classes

When booking your Berlin to Budapest train ticket, you’ll have a choice of two fare options:

Paper Ticket and Reservation

Valid for single or return trips. Refunds are not permitted. Seat reservation is included.

TCV Paper Ticket Only

Open ticket with no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Tickets are refundable up to the day before the departure date (a cancellation fee applies). Non-refundable after departure. Refunds are limited to completely unused and unvalidated passes, tickets and exchange vouchers. Seat reservation not included.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Passengers between the ages of 4 and 11 receive a discount off the adult ticket price. Children under the age of 4 travel for free when not occupying their own seat.
NOTE: discounts apply to “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets only.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering (available on most trains)
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other personal devices
  • Restrooms with baby changing facilities
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Wheelchair-accessible spaces for handicapped passengers
  • Travel assistance and accessibility for disabled passengers
Additional Details

Seat reservations

  • “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets include travel in a specific seat.
  • “TCV Paper Ticket Only” tickets do not include a seat reservation.

Ticket Delivery

Once your ticket has been purchased online and processed, the physical ticket is delivered to the address provided, valid for travel from Berlin to Budapest by train.

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