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

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Train to Budapest, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BUD - BER

25€ - 233€

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Fly Budapest to Berlin Tegel  •  15h 2m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) BUD - TXL

83€ - 420€

Train to Vienna, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) VIE - BER

58€ - 257€

Train  •  11h 2m

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

45€ - 55€

Bus  •  15h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget M to Berlin Central Bus Station Varna - Berlin

41€ - 56€

Night train  •  14h 26m

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

80€ - 120€

Drive  •  8h 7m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Berlin 871.4 km

90€ - 140€

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. The fastest train normally takes 11h 2m. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), the Budapest to Berlin train service departs from Budapest-Nyugati and arrives in Berlin Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Berlin train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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No, entry into Germany from Hungary is currently restricted.

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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.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Germany is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Berlin is to bus which costs 14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 15h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Budapest to Berlin is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost 8 500 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from Astoria M and arriving at Berlin Central Bus Station via Budapest Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. 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 51m to get from Budapest to Berlin, including transfers.

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Budapest to Berlin bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Budapest Népliget M 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 15h 2m and costs 29 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 17 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and takes 11h 2m, you could also bus, which costs 14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 15h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 688.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International and Finnair fly from Budapest to Berlin 4 times a day. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Berlin Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost 45€ - 55€ and the journey takes 11h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 420€
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 360€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
18€ - 150€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
16h 12m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
8€ - 85€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 22€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
14€ - 22€
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Budapest to Berlin bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Berlin Central Bus 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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Wizz Air, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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