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There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Debrecen by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Debrecen Ic / ...

$10 - $16

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Debrecen 144.2 miles

$9

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas to Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás 1060

$12 - $16

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Debrecen 144 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Debrecen is to rideshare which costs 2 339 Ft and takes 2h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Debrecen is to drive which costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Debrecen. However, there are services departing from Keleti pályaudvar M and arriving at Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás via Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Debrecen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 48m.

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The distance between Budapest and Debrecen is 195 km. The road distance is 230.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Debrecen without a car is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs 2 900 Ft - 4 300 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Nyugati to Debrecen takes 2h 48m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Budapest to Debrecen bus services, operated by Volanbusz, depart from Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas station.

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Budapest to Debrecen train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Debrecen is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs 2 900 Ft - 4 300 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3 400 Ft - 4 600 Ft and takes 4h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Debrecen.
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  • Distance: 121.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 48m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Debrecen, Hungary?

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Debrecen hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 2h 48m. Alternatively, Volanbusz operates a bus from Budapest to Debrecen twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

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BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
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blablacar.co.uk

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Budapest to Debrecen bus services, operated by Volanbusz, arrive at Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás station.

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Budapest to Debrecen train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Debrecen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Debrecen is 230 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Budapest to Debrecen.

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There are 597+ hotels available in Debrecen. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Debrecen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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