How to take the train from Salzburg to Budapest

Budapest to Pécs / Pecs by train



From Budapest Keleti to Pécs

Journey Summary

Travel Time
2hr 55min

Book early and save: Yes*

Online bookings open: around 2 months ahead of the travel date

*Tickets will be more expensive (by less than the equivalent of €2s) if purchased at the station.

Tickets can be more expensive for departures on Friday and Sunday afternoons.

If you're new to booking tickets for train journeys in Hungary, we recommend taking a look at our guide to Hungarian train tickets - it should help you save time and money and confusion.

Look more than 2 months ahead and you will only see the departure times on MAV.

Book online from outside of Hungary  and you will have to collect your ticket from a machine at Budapest-Keleti station

Rail pass users need to reserve before boarding on Hungarian IC trains, reservations can be arranged at the ticket counters at Keleti station.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

MAV Guide

MAV is the national railway operator in Hungary and its newly relaunched website is still at the 'beta' stage, but it can be used to make bookings.
The MAV website also sells tickets for the direct international trains from Hungary and it's booking path for overnight trains is particularly easy to follow.

On this journey

Good to Know

These trains depart from Budapest in odd hours

Final Destination: Pécs

All trains also call at: Budapest-Kelenfold

These trains will call at Budapest-Kelenfold station around 10 mins after departing from Budapest-Keleti.

If the starting point of your journey in Budapest is on Metro Line 4, or has an easy connection to Line 4, then take the Metro to Kelenfold station and join the train there.

Not only will your journey be quicker overall, the Metro transfer at Kelenfold is much easier, particularly if you have luggage.

If you are new to travelling by train in Hungary, our Hungarian Train Travel Guide has both info and access to useful links to help ensure you’ll have a stress-free trip.

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