Budapest to Berlin Train Tickets



One Way


Behold one of Europe’s most iconic and captivating cities by traveling from Budapest to Berlin by train! You’ll board a high-speed EuroCity (and InterCity-Express on some routes) and enjoy a comfortable, scenic journey that spans 4 countries: Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany. Just choose from 2 convenient ticket fares and 2 passenger classes; it’s as easy as that! Once aboard the train, you’ll have access to several onboard services and amenities designed to keep your personal schedule on track during the trip.

Berlin is the kind of place that leaves a strong impact long after you’ve left it. Today, the famous German capital still echoes its wartime past, particularly at such landmark sites as the Berlin Wall ruins, Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate. However, the city is also renowned in the areas of culture, media, fashion and the performing arts. Looking for some family fun? Check out the Berlin Zoological Garden, AquaDom aquarium, Madame Tussauds Berlin wax museum and Legoland Discovery Centre.

Your ticket to travel from Budapest to Berlin 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 4 train departures each day of the week: 5:41am (1 change), 7:41am (direct), 9:41am (1 change) and 11:41am (2 changes). The only exception is Saturday, where there is no 11:41am departure.

Travel time

11 hours (fastest time direct or with 1 change)

Train stations

Budapest-Nyugati Pu. and Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)

Train features

Deutsche Bahn EuroCity (EC) and InterCity-Express (ICE) high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h and 300km/h respectively
Ticket Fares and Classes

When booking your Budapest to Berlin 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
  • Access to restaurant or bistro car (available on most trains)
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other personal devices
  • Restrooms with baby changing facilities
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Travel assistance and accessibility for disabled passengers
  • WiFi internet, “Quiet Zone” seating and dedicated areas for mobile phone use are available on all ICE trains
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 Budapest to Berlin by train.

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