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

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Fly from Budapest  •  8 h 11 min

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

$83 - $283

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Bus Arda Tur, train  •  28 h 54 min

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

$60 - $80

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  8 h 45 min

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

$124 - $266

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 - $71

Bus Eurolines HU, train  •  32 h 1 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 Otogari to Gebze
  4. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht

$91 - $160

Bus via Umraniye  •  32 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Umraniye to Ankara

$82 - $130

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 and train which costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft and takes 28 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Ankara is to fly which costs 22 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 8 h 11 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 and train which takes 28 h 54 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 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 11 min and costs 22 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17 000 Ft - 20 000 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 15 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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  • Distance: 869 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

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 Népliget M, Budapest, Haskovo, Edirne, and Edrine in around 29 h 55 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 and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 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 27 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Vienna to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
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
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
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
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
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Budapest to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Budapest to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Haskovo to Edirne
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Edrine to Ankara
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
$12 - $20
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
$6 - $11
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
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 Umraniye to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
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
$150 - $190
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Ankara is 2 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 11:42 PM in Budapest and 12:42 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 199+ hotels available in Ankara. Prices start at $28 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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