How to take the rail journey from Zurich to Budapest

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Zürich / Zurich to Budapest by train

It's possible to take a direct train when travelling during the day from Zurich to the Hungarian capital.
There's no hiding the fact that it's a long ride, but the spectacular scenery on the first half of the journey will make the time fly by.

Though due to the distance you can also opt to travel through the night, though note that Nightjet trains do not operate this service.

Routes you can take to go from Zürich / Zurich to Budapest

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 by day