There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Ankara by plane, train, bus, 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 from Budapest  •  8 h 11 min

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

$84 - $284

Cheapest option

Bus EAAA  •  29 h 6 min

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

$58 - $97

5 alternative options

Train to Vienna, fly  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Ankara (ESB) VIE - ESB

$124 - $265

Bus, train  •  31 h 29 min

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

$81 - $108

Bus Eurolines HU  •  33 h 51 min

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

$97 - $153

EuroNight, night train, bus, train  •  44 h 7 min

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

$60 - $88

Drive  •  17 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Ankara 1109.7 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Ankara is to bus which costs 16 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft and takes 29 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Ankara is to fly which takes 8 h 11 min and costs 23 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft.

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The distance between Budapest and Ankara is 1390 km. The road distance is 1775 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Budapest to Ankara, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Ankara. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Ankara via Plovdiv and Istanbul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 6 min.

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

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and six other airlines fly from Budapest to Ankara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Ankara via Plovdiv, Istanbul Otogari, and Istanbul in around 29 h 6 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Vienna to Ankara
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Vienna to Ankara
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $450
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Kiev
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Kiev
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $190
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Vienna to Ankara
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
17 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
19 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Burgas
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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