All platforms/tracks in Berlin's main station have lift access

How to take a rail journey from the capital of Hungary to the capital of Germany

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Budapest to Berlin by train

Despite the 875 km between the two cities, Budapest and Berlin are linked by both direct day and night trains, which take one of Europe's most epic rail routes.
So whether traveling by day or night it's a straightforward and fascinating journey through four countries; Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia and Germany.

Routes you can take to go from Budapest to Berlin

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: travelling direct through the night
Travel Time (approx)

12hr 48min



Travel Info

1 x train per night

Route Information

Option 2: taking the direct daytime 'Hungaria' service:
Travel Time (approx)

11hr 14min



Travel Info

1  x train per day

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