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Budapest to Pécs by train

The journey from Budapest to Pécs by train is 105.04 mi and takes 3 hr 5 min. There are 10 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:18 AM and the last at 5:18 PM. It is possible to travel from Budapest to Pécs by train for as little as $3.07 or as much as $12.02. The best price for this journey is $3.07.

Lowest Price$3.07
Journey Duration3 hr 5 min
Connection per Day10
Lowest Price$3.07
Highest Price$12.02
First Departure9:18 AM
Last Departure5:18 PM
Distance105.04 mi

Budapest to Pécs Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024

Traveling from Budapest to Pécs by Train

Commence a scenic journey from Budapest, Hungary's iconic capital, brimming with architectural wonders and a rich tapestry of history, to Pécs, a UNESCO World Heritage city in the country's southwestern part. This trip covers an approximate distance of 105.04 mi, with train services ensuring a comfortable and efficient mode of travel. The average duration on the train typically ranges around 3 hr 5 min, offering multiple departures daily to suit various schedules. Travelers can expect to start their journey from Budapest's Keleti or Déli railway stations and alight at Pécs's central train station.

The Hungarian State Railways, known as MÁV, operates on this route. MÁV is recognized for its prompt service and cozy compartments. Onboard, passengers can choose between standard class and first-class seating, offering more space and comfort. Features such as power outlets and free Wi-Fi might be available on certain trains. For accurate service details and the most up-to-date information, it's wise to consult MÁV's official website or service guide.

Things to Do/See in Pécs:

  1. Early Christian Mausoleum: Discover ancient Christian tombs, part of the UNESCO heritage site.
  2. Pécs Cathedral: A stunning religious structure showcasing Romanesque architecture.
  3. Zsolnay Cultural Quarter: Dive into local art, history, and the iconic Zsolnay ceramics.
  4. Szechenyi Square: The heart of Pécs with numerous historical monuments.
  5. Cella Septichora Visitor's Centre: Explore ancient Christian remains.
  6. Barbican: A medieval fortress offering panoramic views of the city.
  7. Pécs TV Tower: The highest point in the city with an observation deck.
  8. Mosque of Pasha Qasim: A symbol of the Ottoman era in Pécs.
  9. Zsolnay Museum: Dive deep into the history of the renowned Zsolnay ceramics.
  10. Pécs Zoo and Aquarium: A family-friendly spot to experience diverse wildlife.

What to Eat in Pécs:

  1. Pécs Stew: A traditional spicy pork dish.
  2. Meggyes Rétes: Cherry strudel, a delicious pastry treat.
  3. Töltött Paprika: Bell peppers stuffed with a meat filling and cooked in tomato sauce.
  4. Gulyás: The iconic Hungarian goulash soup.
  5. Pogácsa: Savory biscuits, perfect as a snack.
  6. Rántott Sajt: Fried cheese, a famous Hungarian comfort food.
  7. Halászlé: Spicy fisherman's soup.
  8. Szilvás Gombóc: Plum dumplings, a sweet delight.
  9. Túrógombóc: Cottage cheese balls, often served with sour cream and sugar.
  10. Palacsinta: Hungarian pancakes, which can be filled with jam, chocolate, or cheese.

Day Trips from Pécs:

  1. Villány: Renowned for its wine region, especially red wines.
  2. Harkány: Famous for its medicinal thermal bath.
  3. Orfű: A town with several lakes, ideal for recreation and relaxation.
  4. Siklós: Visit the impressive Siklós Castle and explore the town's history.
  5. Mecsextrem Park: An adventure park offering various outdoor activities.

Travel Tips for Pécs:

 Wander around the old town to experience its UNESCO-listed early Christian tombs and Ottoman-era architecture. Since Pécs has a Mediterranean climate, it enjoys more sunny days than any other Hungarian city; therefore, consider packing sunblock and a hat for daytime explorations. Visit the city during the Pécs Wine and Jazz Days to savor local wine and great music. While Hungarian might be challenging to understand, many in the city, especially within the University of Pécs community, can communicate in English. Nevertheless, a cheerful "Köszönöm" (Thank you) is always appreciated by locals. 

For a seamless and efficient travel planning experience from Budapest to Pécs or any other route, consider using Virail. With a vast database of transport options and schedules, Virail ensures you have all the information you need for a memorable journey. Embark on your Hungarian adventure with the assistance of Virail.

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Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $6.18 to $13.18 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 53% on your trip!

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When travelling to Pécs by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Budapest to Pécs CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Budapest to Pécs by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Budapest and Pécs are 11.83kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Budapest and Pécs? By taking the train between Budapest and Pécs you will save 21.98kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.85kg compared to a bus and 15.22kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Budapest to Pécs?
A train ticket from Budapest to Pécs is $8.08. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $3.07.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Budapest to Pécs?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Budapest to Pécs is $3.07. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Budapest and Pécs by train?
Budapest to Pécs is 105.04 mi.
How long does the train between Budapest and Pécs take?
Budapest to Pécs is on average 3 hr 5 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 43 min.
How many train connections per day go from Budapest to Pécs?
Budapest to Pécs has 10 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Budapest to Pécs leave?
The earliest train from Budapest to Pécs departs at 9:18 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Budapest to Pécs depart?
The latest train from Budapest to Pécs departs at 5:18 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Budapest to Pécs in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $3.07 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Budapest to Pécs?
There are 8 station(s) that you can depart from Budapest to go to Pécs. You can go from Budapest Deli, Budapest Airport, Budapest Népliget, Budapest Clark Ádám Tér, Budapest Nyugati pályaudvar, Keleti Pályaudvar, Budapest-Kelenföld and Budapest-Deli pu and you can arrive at MÁV Magyar Államvasutak and Pecs-Kulvaros.
What's the fastest journey time between Budapest to Pécs by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Budapest and Pécs is 2 hr 43 min.
Is there a direct train from Budapest to Pécs?
Yes, there is a direct train between Budapest and Pécs.
What are the CO2 emissions for Budapest to Pécs by train?
The train journey from Budapest to Pécs creates 11.83kg of CO2 emissions.

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