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There are 5 ways to get from Zagreb to Budapest by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 976 / ...

$19 - $35

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Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Déli D

$22 - $35

Train via Kelenföld  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Kelenföld D

$65 - $91

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Budapest 213.5 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Budapest (BUD) ZAG - BUD

$118 - $316

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Budapest is to train which costs 140 kn - 210 kn and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Budapest is to drive which costs 270 kn - 390 kn and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zagreb and arriving at Budapest-Déli. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Budapest is 299 km. The road distance is 341.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 120 kn - 210 kn.

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The bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Zagreb to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Budapest train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Budapest is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 120 kn - 210 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140 kn - 210 kn and takes 5 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs 750 kn - 2.100 kn and takes 5 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 187.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Budapest, Hungary?

FlixBus operates a bus from Zagreb to Budapest 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Croatian Railways (HŽPP) operates a train from Zagreb to Budapest 5 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 44 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $490
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,000
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Déli
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Zagreb to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Zagreb to Budapest train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Budapest-Déli station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Budapest is 342 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Zagreb to Budapest.

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Swiss, LOT, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Zagreb to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to line 290 shuttle which takes 31 min and costs .

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