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

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Fly

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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Budapest Déli Train Station to Brno Main Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Brno Bus Station Zvonarka to Berlin Central Bus Station

4 alternative options

Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Berlin

Budapest to Berlin by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Berlin is around 11h 2m and covers a distance of around 971 km. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), the Budapest to Berlin train service departs from Budapest-Nyugati and arrives in Berlin Hbf. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Trains
11h 2m Average Duration
€40 Cheapest Price
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Hungary → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Hungary

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Hungary

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Hungary

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Hungary.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Hungary from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Berlin is to bus which costs 16 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and takes 11h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Budapest to Berlin is to fly. Taking this option will cost 10 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft and takes 4h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest Kelenföld bus station station and arriving at Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11h 2m.

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The distance between Budapest and Berlin is 688 km. The road distance is 871.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 11h 2m and costs 17 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Budapest to Berlin, including transfers.

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Budapest to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest Kelenföld bus station.

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Budapest to Berlin train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Berlin is to fly which takes 4h 42m and costs 10 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 17 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and takes 11h 2m, you could also bus, which costs 16 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and takes 11h 10m.

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  • Distance: 688.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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

Ryanair, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Berlin Hbf every 4 hours. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Berlin Hbf 6 times a week. Tickets cost €40 - €50 and the journey takes 11h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €230
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest Déli Train Station to Brno Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €40
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€24 - €40
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Brno Bus Station Zvonarka to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €90
Website
Racic Eurobus

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

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Budapest to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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Budapest to Berlin train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Berlin is 871 km. It takes approximately 8h 7m to drive from Budapest to Berlin.

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Ryanair, Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 900 Ft.

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