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

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Fly  •  8 h 2 min

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

$84 - $284

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Bus Arda Tur  •  29 h

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Edrine
  2. Take the bus from Edirne to Haskovo
  3. Take the bus from Haskovo to Budapest

$65 - $73

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Train, bus  •  31 h 4 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

$92 - $101

Bus via Bursa  •  33 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Bozuyuk
  2. Take the bus from Bozuyuk to Bursa
  3. Take the bus from Bursa to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld

$95 - $176

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 / ...

$92 - $127

Drive  •  17 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Ankara to Budapest 1108.3 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ankara to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Ankara and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Edirne, Haskovo and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h.

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

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The best way to get from Ankara to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 29 h and costs .

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

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Ankara to Budapest bus services, operated by MetroTurizm, depart from Ankara station.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Budapest is to fly which takes 8 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 29 h.

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There is no direct flight from Ankara Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Ankara to Budapest bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 2 h behind Ankara. It is currently 9:59 AM in Ankara and 8:59 AM in Budapest.

Yes, the driving distance between Ankara to Budapest is 1773 km. It takes approximately 17 h 43 min to drive from Ankara to Budapest.

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  • Distance: 869 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and three other airlines fly from Ankara to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ankara to Budapest via Edrine, Edirne, Haskovo, Budapest, and Népliget M in around 29 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Izmir, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Antalya, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Gaziantep, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Adana, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Bodrum, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Trabzon, Istanbul Ataturk
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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Ankara to Budapest via Antalya, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
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
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Pendik
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Edrine
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edirne to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Budapest
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Bozuyuk
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bozuyuk to Bursa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
karat-s.com
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
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Bursa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
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 Sofia to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ankara Airport to Budapest Airport.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Ankara Airport is to bus which takes 1 h 14 min and costs .

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