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

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Train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Graz Ostbahnhof-Messe Ic

$65 - $100

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Bus RegioJet  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Matzleinsdorferplatz to Graz, Graz 096

$22 - $36

4 alternative options

Bus Slovak Lines  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Graz

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Graz 216 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Graz  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Graz (GRZ) BUD - GRZ

$71 - $326

Fly to Vienna, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Graz Hbf

$126 - $341

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Graz is to bus which costs 6 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Graz is to drive which costs 11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Déli and arriving at Graz Ostbahnhof-Messe. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Graz is 275 km. The road distance is 345.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Graz without a car is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Déli to Graz Ostbahnhof-Messe takes 4 h 39 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Budapest to Graz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Déli station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Graz is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 5 h 31 min, you could also fly, which costs 20 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 6 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Graz Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Graz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Graz Ostbahnhof-Messe station.

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  • Distance: 171.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Graz, Austria?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Graz once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Graz via Vienna, Hbf, Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2), Wien Matzleinsdorfer Platz, and Vienna, Vienna Matzleinsdorferplatz in around 5 h 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Graz via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Déli to Graz Ostbahnhof-Messe
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Flughafen Wien to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Matzleinsdorferplatz to Graz, Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Graz
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Graz is 346 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Budapest to Graz.

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easyJet, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Graz Airport.

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There are 316+ hotels available in Graz. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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