Zagreb to Budapest Train Tickets



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Travel from Croatian capital to Hungarian capital by booking an exhilarating trip from Zagreb to Budapest by train! Upon boarding a MÁV high-speed train operated by Hungarian State Railways’, you’ll be treated to a smooth, efficient ride enhanced by a variety of in-car services and amenities including WiFi connectivity and at-seat catering. Choose between a quality Standard Class and upgraded First Class seat, then just sit back comfortably and enjoy the journey to the city nicknamed “Paris of the East”!

Located in the north-central region of Hungary, Budapest is a thriving, harmonious mecca divided only by the Danube River running scenically through it. The city is as renowned for its thermal spring baths as it is for its fashion, culture, visual and performing arts. During your stay, be sure to see such cherished city landmarks as Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the National Museum and the majestic Hungarian Parliament Building.

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

Journey Details


There are 2 non-stop train departures each day of the week: 9:50am and 4:40pm

Travel time

5 hours and 44 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Zagreb Glavni kolodvor (Gl Kol) and Budapest-Deli Pu

Train features

Hungarian State Railways MÁV high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 160km/h
Ticket Fares and Classes

Your Zagreb to Budapest train ticket offers the choice of Standard or First Class seating. Select one 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
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering, plus access to dining car
  • WiFi internet
  • Designated racks and under-seat storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Wheelchair-accessible spaces for handicapped passengers
  • Onboard bicycle storage
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 “Paper Ticket and Reservation” or “TCV Paper Ticket Only” has been processed, the physical ticket is delivered to the address you’ve provided and is valid for travel from Zagreb to Budapest by train.

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