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There are 9 ways to get from České Budějovice to Budapest by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Linz Hbf 331 / ...
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Rjx / ...

29 197 Ft - 74 521 Ft

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Train via Brno  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Brno Hlavni Nadrazi 653 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brno Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Deli Ic

7 428 Ft - 19 410 Ft

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Bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from České Budějovice,,aut.nádr to Linz Industriezeile N160 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Linz Industriezeile Bus Stop to Budapest Nepliget Munich - Zagreb

9 671 Ft - 16 717 Ft

Bus via Brno  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the bus from České Budějovice to Brno Zvonařka 720255
  2. Take the bus from Brno Bus Station Zvonarka to Budapest Népliget M Berlin - Varna / ...

12 810 Ft - 16 562 Ft

Drive  •  4h 46m

  1. Drive from České Budějovice to Budapest 441.3 km

14 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft

Train to Prague, fly to Budapest  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD) PRG - BUD

19 103 Ft - 88 110 Ft

Train, train to Vienna, fly to Budapest  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Linz Hbf
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

30 097 Ft - 92 421 Ft

Train to Linz, fly to Budapest  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Linz Hbf
  2. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Budapest (BUD) LNZ - BUD

68 097 Ft - 194 421 Ft

Train to Prague, fly to Vienna, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Vienna (VIE) PRG - VIE
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

48 403 Ft - 132 010 Ft

České Budějovice to Budapest by train

The train journey time between České Budějovice and Budapest is around 7h 38m and covers a distance of around 553 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 56m. Operated by Czech Railways (ČD), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Railjet and others, the České Budějovice to Budapest train service departs from Ceske Budejovice and arrives in Budapest-Kelenfoeld. Typically 41 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 38m
Fastest train time:
5h 56m
Train distance:
553 km
Trains per week:
41
Cheapest price:
23 697 Ft
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:06
Last train departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

České Budějovice to Budapest train schedules

Czech Republic → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Czech Republic

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Czech Republic

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Czech Republic.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, returning to Czech Republic from Hungary is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The most affordable way to get from České Budějovice to Budapest is to bus, which costs 650 Kč - 1 200 Kč and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from České Budějovice to Budapest is to drive which costs 1 000 Kč - 1 600 Kč and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from České Budějovice to Budapest. However, there are services departing from České Budějovice,,aut.nádr and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Linz Industriezeile Bus Stop and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from České Budějovice to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Ceske Budejovice and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld via Linz Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 32m.

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The distance between České Budějovice and Budapest is 376 km. The road distance is 441.3 km.

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The best way to get from České Budějovice to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 6h 32m and costs 2 000 Kč - 5 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from České Budějovice to Budapest, including transfers.

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České Budějovice to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from České Budějovice,,aut.nádr station.

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České Budějovice to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Ceske Budejovice station.

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The best way to get from České Budějovice to Budapest is to train which takes 6h 32m and costs 2 000 Kč - 5 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 650 Kč - 1 200 Kč and takes 9h 6m.

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Map of how to get from České Budějovice to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 375.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 32m

What companies run services between České Budějovice, Czech Republic and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from České Budějovice to Budapest via Linz Hbf and Wien Hbf in around 6h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from České Budějovice to Budapest via Linz Industriezeile, Linz Industriezeile Bus Stop, Budapest Nepliget, and Népliget M in around 9h 6m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
35 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 260 000 Ft
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 260 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 32 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2 200 Ft - 3 600 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
2 200 Ft - 2 700 Ft
Business
2 900 Ft - 3 500 Ft
1st Class
3 000 Ft - 3 600 Ft
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Brno Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
3 900 Ft - 4 700 Ft
Business
5 000 Ft - 6 500 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 800 Ft - 4 700 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
2 800 Ft - 3 500 Ft
Business
3 900 Ft - 4 700 Ft
1st Class
4 000 Ft - 4 700 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Linz, Hbf to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 000 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 000 Ft - 2 900 Ft
1st Class
4 000 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 400 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 400 Ft - 3 500 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Train from Brno Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 5 000 Ft
1st Class
8 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Arriva CZ
Phone
+420 725 100 725
Email
info@arriva.cz
Website
arriva.cz
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Unknown
Arriva CZ
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from České Budějovice,,aut.nádr to Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 800 Ft - 3 400 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Linz Industriezeile Bus Stop to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Book at
Nomago
Economy
6 500 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Premium
7 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Family&friends
9 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from České Budějovice to Brno Zvonařka
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4 900 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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České Budějovice to Budapest bus services, operated by Nomago, arrive at Budapest Nepliget station.

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České Budějovice to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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