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

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Fly from Budapest  •  8 h 16 min

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

$83 - $283

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Bus Arda Tur  •  29 h 55 min

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

$64 - $72

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  8 h 43 min

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

$123 - $264

Bus, train  •  31 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Burgas 595 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  4. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$87 - $97

Bus via Bursa  •  33 h 56 min

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

$94 - $176

Night train, train  •  40 h 44 min

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

$92 - $125

Drive  •  17 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Ankara 1109.7 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Ankara is to bus which costs 18 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 29 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Ankara is to fly which costs 23 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 8 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Ankara. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Ankara via Budapest, Haskovo and Edrine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 55 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Ankara is 1390 km. The road distance is 1775.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Ankara without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 55 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to get from Budapest to Ankara, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Ankara is to fly which takes 8 h 16 min and costs 23 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 29 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Ankara Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Ankara.
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  • Distance: 869 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 16 min

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

Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Budapest to Ankara hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Ankara via Népliget M, Budapest, Haskovo, and Edrine in around 29 h 55 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Vienna to Ankara
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 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 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Vienna to Ankara
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $450
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
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
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Pendik to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 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 Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Budapest to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Edirne
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edrine to Ankara
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Burgas
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $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
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bursa to Bozuyuk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bozuyuk to Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
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 Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Bursa
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Ankara is 2 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 3:58 AM in Budapest and 5:58 AM in Ankara.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Ankara is 1775 km. It takes approximately 17 h 31 min to drive from Budapest to Ankara.

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

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There are 194+ hotels available in Ankara. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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