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There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Chemnitz by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof

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Train via Prague

  1. Take the train from Budapest Déli Train Station to Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Chemnitz Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Chemnitz

Fly Budapest to Leipzig, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Leipzig (LEJ)
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof

Fly Budapest to Dresden, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Dresden (DRS)
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof

Fly Budapest to Prague, bus

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Prague (PRG)
  2. Take the bus from Prague Hradčanská to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof

Fly Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)
  2. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Elsterwerda, Bahnhof
  3. Take the train from Elsterwerda to Chemnitz Hbf

Train to Vienna, fly to Prague, bus

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG)
  3. Take the bus from Prague Hradčanská to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof

Train to Vienna, fly to Leipzig, train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Leipzig (LEJ)
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof

Budapest to Chemnitz by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Chemnitz is around 10h 30m and covers a distance of around 867 km. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Budapest to Chemnitz train service departs from Budapest-Nyugati and arrives in Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Trains
10h 30m Average Duration
€57 Cheapest Price
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Hungary

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

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

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

The social distance requirement in Chemnitz 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: 8 Aug 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Budapest to Chemnitz is to train, which costs 22 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Chemnitz is to drive which costs 46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 6h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Chemnitz. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop and arriving at Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof via Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Chemnitz. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof via Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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The distance between Budapest and Chemnitz is 579 km. The road distance is 689.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Chemnitz without a car is to train which takes 10h 30m and costs 22 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 10h 30m to get from Budapest to Chemnitz, including transfers.

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Budapest to Chemnitz bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Chemnitz is to train which takes 10h 30m and costs 22 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft and takes 10h 55m.

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  • Distance: 578.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 30m

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Chemnitz via Dresden Hbf and Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 10h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Chemnitz via Prague, ÚAN Florenc and Prague in around 10h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €460
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€35 - €400
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €200
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Hamburg, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Elsterwerda to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Elsterwerda, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Elsterwerda, Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest Déli Train Station to Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €60
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€35 - €60
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €16
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€9 - €12
Business
€12 - €16
1st Class
€13 - €16
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Elsterwerda to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Elsterwerda, Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
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 Prague
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague Hradčanská to Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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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Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague Florenc to Chemnitz Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Radina VIP

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Leipzig Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Chemnitz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof station.

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Budapest to Chemnitz train services, operated by Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, arrive at Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Chemnitz is 690 km. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from Budapest to Chemnitz.

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Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Chemnitz. Prices start at €100 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 3 200 Ft - 4 000 Ft.

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