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Sofia to Budapest by train

  • First train
    09:00
  • Last train
    09:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    21hr 10m
  • Distance
    631 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    1
  • Avg. journey time
    30hr
  • Train operators

Travelling from Sofia to Budapest by train

Fast trains from Sofia to Budapest take around 21 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 631 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sofia and Budapest.

1. Are there direct trains from Sofia to Budapest?

Journeys between Sofia and Budapest usually involve one change of train.

We usually find at least one departure on the route from Sofia to Budapest every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Sofia to Budapest?

The Sofia to Budapest train travel time is normally about 21 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Sofia to Budapest train times and schedule?

On weekdays the only train to Budapest is usually scheduled to depart Sofia around 09:00. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Sofia to Budapest train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Sofia to Budapest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Sofia and Budapest?

Intercités is the train company that operates on the route from Sofia to Budapest.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Budapest to Sofia by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.