Salzburg to Budapest Train

A train ride from Salzburg to Budapest is the most convenient way to travel between these two cities, which are less than 300 kilometers apart. It takes about three hours to complete the trip. Moreover, 35 trains operate on the route during the week, and weekend trains are as frequent as weekday train service.
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Train from Salzburg to Budapest

552 km
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5 h 11 m

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Salzburg to Budapest Railway Map

​If you are searching for a comfortable way to move from enduring Hungary to mesmerizing Austria, think about choosing a high-speed train. No direct flights are connecting two cities, so Railjet Budapest to Salzburg becomes an even more appealing option as you don’t have to change trains on your way to the final destination.

​What is more, this variant will not only save your vacation time but also guarantee you pleasant travel experience. To secure a better availability of seats, we recommend you to make a reservation in advance. Usually, the price for Budapest to Salzburg train tickets starts at 67 USD.

Train Information for Salzburg to Budapest

The following information about train stations will help you plan your journey smoothly from Salzburg to Budapest

Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
Südtiroler Pl. 7, 5020, Salzburg, Austria

Arriving at

Keleti Train Station
1087, Budapest, Hungary
Salzburg to Keleti Railjet Train Coach Classes
In general, economy (2nd class) is enough for most travelers. First class might not be much more expensive than 2nd class, but you should see what prices you get because 1st class might not be much more expensive. In the 2nd class section, the seats are arranged 2+2 across the car width, mostly unidirectional with a couple of tables for 4 people, perfect for families. Refreshment trolleys can be found in most trains, or you can dine in the restaurant cars.
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In first class, leather seats are arranged as 2+1 across the car's width, rather than 2+2 in economy. Solo seats are available on one side of the aisle, while tables-for-2 are available on the other side. There is no food or drink included, but orders are placed at your seat and food is brought to you, so you do not need to visit the restaurant car.
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Business class is the most luxurious class. The Czech Railjets have just six luxurious leather cradle seats arranged 1+1 across the car width in a small area at one end. Several semi-compartments are available in the Austrian Railjets, which have 16 leather cradle seats. Food is not included, but stewards will take your orders from the restaurant car menu and deliver them to your seats.
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FAQ: What to Know About Salzburg - Vienna Train

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Tips on the Salzburg to Keleti Train Route
  • Train boarding
    Check-in is not required, just be on board when the doors close a minute before departure time.
  • Luggage
    There are no weights or measurements on luggage, so you can take it in with you and put it on any suitable rack near your seat.
  • Food & drink
    ÖBB Railjets have a restaurant car and 1st class customers can order food and drink directly from the restaurant car menu and pick them up at their seat. There is, of course, no restriction on you bringing food and drinks along, even a bottle of beer or wine.
  • Power sockets and WiFi
    In all classes of Railjets trains, WiFi and power sockets are available for free

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