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Budapest to Cologne by train
Fastest journey11hr 20m
Trains per day8
Avg. journey time18hr 44m
Travelling from Budapest to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Budapest to Cologne take around 11 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 956 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Budapest and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Budapest to Cologne?
Journeys between Budapest and Cologne usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Budapest to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 9 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Budapest to Cologne?
The Budapest to Cologne train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Budapest to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Budapest around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:20. This is the same at the weekend.
When to book Budapest to Cologne train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Budapest to Cologne by train.
Which train companies operate between Budapest and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Budapest to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Euro City
- Euro Night
- Eurocity (EC)
- Inter City Express
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Night Jet
- Railjet Xpress
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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