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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Budapest (BUD) ESB - BUD

$84 - $284

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  29 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Budapest

$54 - $99

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  31 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  4. Take the bus from Burgas to Budapest

$78 - $113

Bus Eurolines HU  •  33 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Budapest Népliget 595 / ...

$98 - $164

Train, night train  •  43 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Pendik Yht
  2. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$94 - $134

Train, bus, night train, EuroNight  •  46 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  2. Take the bus from Gebze to Cerkezkoy
  3. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  4. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Keleti

$60 - $87

Drive  •  17 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Ankara to Budapest 1108.3 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Budapest is to train and bus and night train and EuroNight which costs 290 ₺ - 420 ₺ and takes 46 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Budapest is to fly which costs 400 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Ankara and Budapest is 1390 km. The road distance is 1773.2 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Ankara to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ankara to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Ankara and arriving at Budapest via Istanbul Otogari and Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 37 min.

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What companies run services between Ankara, Turkey and Budapest, Hungary?

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and four other airlines fly from Ankara to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ankara to Budapest via Istanbul, Istanbul Otogari, and Plovdiv in around 29 h 37 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Antalya, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Izmir, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Gaziantep, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Edremit, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Bodrum, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Trabzon, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Adana, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Antalya, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Pendik
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
19 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Burgas to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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