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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Linz by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Linz Hbf Rj

$70 - $110

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Rideshare  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Linz 270.6 miles

$24

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile 795

$52

Night train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Linz Hbf En

$76 - $121

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Linz 270.9 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Vienna, train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$125 - $336

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Salzburg (SZG) BUD - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf

$146 - $516

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Linz is to rideshare which costs 6 626 Ft and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Linz is to train which costs 20 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Linz. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Linz Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Linz is 366 km. The road distance is 433.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Linz without a car is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs 20 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft.

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The train from Kelenföld to Linz Hbf takes 3 h 49 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Budapest to Linz bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, depart from Budapest Népliget station.

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Budapest to Linz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Linz is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs 20 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14 675 Ft and takes 7 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Linz.
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  • Distance: 228.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Linz every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, Eurolines HU operates a bus from Budapest to Linz twice a week. Tickets cost $51 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
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 Kelenföld to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
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 Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Linz, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Other operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Linz
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Budapest to Linz bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, arrive at Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile station.

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Budapest to Linz train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Linz Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Linz is 433 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Budapest to Linz.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 162+ hotels available in Linz. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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

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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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