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

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Fly from Budapest  •  4h 54m

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

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  6h 59m

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

Train  •  11h 13m

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

Bus  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 1926

Night train  •  14h 37m

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

Drive  •  8h 4m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie 871.5 km

Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie by train and walk

The journey time between Budapest and Checkpoint Charlie is around 11h 6m and covers a distance of around 957 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 6m. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and S-Bahn Berlin, the Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Budapest-Nyugati and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
10h 59m
Layover time:
6 min
Total time:
11h 6m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
11h 6m
Journey distance:
957 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€48
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:40
Last service departs at:
07:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie train and walk schedules

Hungary → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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 Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie 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, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly, which costs 6 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft and takes 4h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs 6 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at S Anhalter Bahnhof via S Südkreuz Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 13m.

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The distance between Budapest and Checkpoint Charlie is 688 km. The road distance is 871.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train which takes 11h 13m and costs 17 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 4h 54m and costs 6 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 17 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 11h 13m, you could also bus, which costs 17 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 13h 58m.

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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 Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 687.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

Ryanair, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie 4 times a day. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Berlin Suedkreuz once daily. Tickets cost €45 - €55 and the journey takes 10h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€9 - €140
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
€6 - €22
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€14 - €22
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
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.
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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie is 871 km. It takes approximately 8h 4m to drive from Budapest to Checkpoint Charlie.

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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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There are 757+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €87 per night.

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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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