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

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Budapest (BUD) BER - BUD

6 469 Ft - 97 968 Ft

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Train to Leipzig, fly  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Budapest (BUD) LEJ - BUD

39 063 Ft - 121 508 Ft

Train  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

30 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft

Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station N260

14 330 Ft - 33 316 Ft

Night bus, train  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the night bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Brno Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Deli Ic

9 828 Ft - 22 649 Ft

Drive  •  8h 7m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest 872.9 km

33 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Budapest is around 11h 4m and covers a distance of around 971 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 4m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Budapest-Nyugati. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 4m
Fastest train time:
11h 4m
Train distance:
971 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
30 000 Ft
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:16
Last train departs at:
09:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest train schedules

Germany → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Hungary.

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest is to night bus and train which costs €27 - €65 and takes 13h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest is to fly which takes 5h 3m and costs €18 - €280.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 4m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Budapest is 690 km. The road distance is 872.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 11h 4m and costs €80 - €120.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest is to fly which takes 5h 3m and costs €18 - €280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €80 - €120 and takes 11h 4m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €95 and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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  • Distance: 690 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Budapest, Hungary?

Ryanair, Wizz Air and three other airlines fly from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest 3 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati twice daily. Tickets cost 30 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft and the journey takes 11h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
45 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3 700 Ft - 4 600 Ft
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Brno Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 5 000 Ft
1st Class
8 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest is 873 km. It takes approximately 8h 7m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines, Norwegian Air International and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 620+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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