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There are 6 ways to get from České Budějovice to Budapest by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ceske Budejovice to Linz Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx

21 045 Ft - 38 277 Ft

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Bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the bus from České Budějovice, Č. Budějovice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 912

8 803 Ft - 10 438 Ft

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Bus via Brno  •  10h 37m

  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 / ...

12 536 Ft - 15 691 Ft

Drive  •  4h 46m

  1. Drive from České Budějovice to Budapest 428.6 km

15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft

Train to Prague, fly  •  7h 23m

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

15 613 Ft - 85 468 Ft

Train, train to Vienna, fly  •  7h 54m

  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

22 395 Ft - 105 627 Ft

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Last updated: June 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from České Budějovice to Budapest is to bus which costs 650 Kč - 800 Kč and takes 7h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from České Budějovice to Budapest is to drive which costs 1 100 Kč - 1 700 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, Č. Budějovice and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 42m.

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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 Kelenfoeld via Linz Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 7m.

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The distance between České Budějovice and Budapest is 376 km. The road distance is 428.6 km.

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The best way to get from České Budějovice to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 7h 7m and costs 1 500 Kč - 2 900 Kč.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m 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, Č. Budějovice 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 7h 7m and costs 1 500 Kč - 2 900 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 650 Kč - 800 Kč and takes 7h 42m.

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Map of how to get from České Budějovice to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 375.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

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 in around 7h 7m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from České Budějovice, Č. Budějovice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget once daily. Tickets cost 8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
40 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 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 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2 000 Ft - 3 300 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
2 000 Ft - 2 500 Ft
Business
2 700 Ft - 3 300 Ft
1st Class
2 800 Ft - 3 300 Ft
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
2 700 Ft - 4 500 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
2 700 Ft - 3 300 Ft
Business
3 700 Ft - 4 400 Ft
1st Class
3 800 Ft - 4 500 Ft
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 Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
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 Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Ceske Budejovice to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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, Č. Budějovice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from České Budějovice to Brno Zvonařka
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4 600 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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České Budějovice to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between České Budějovice to Budapest is 429 km. It takes approximately 4h 46m to drive from České Budějovice to Budapest.

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Ryanair, LOT, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 3417+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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