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There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Croatia by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Zagreb 976 / ...

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Train via Budapest Kelenfold Train Station  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Budapest Kelenfold Train Station to Zagreb Glavni Kolod Train Station Kolin Main Railway Station - Split Train Station

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Zagreb 341.8 km

Train, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG

Budapest to Croatia by bus

The bus journey time between Budapest and Croatia is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 340 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 30m. Operated by FlixBus, the Budapest to Croatia bus service departs from Budapest Kelenföld bus station and arrives in Zagreb. Typically 10 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
4h 30m
Fastest bus time:
4h 30m
Bus distance:
340 km
Buses per week:
10
Cheapest price:
130 kn
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:55
Last bus departs at:
17:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Croatia bus schedules

Hungary → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil and Tanzania
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from South Africa and Tanzania

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Rules to follow in Croatia

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 Croatia 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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Croatia is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Croatia is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Croatia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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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 cheapest way to get from Budapest to Croatia is to train which costs 6 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Croatia is to drive which costs 13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 3h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest Kelenföld bus station station and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Deli and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kol.. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Budapest and Croatia is 265 km. The road distance is 341.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 6 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Zagreb takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Croatia is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 6 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 6 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft and takes 5h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 265.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Zagreb once daily. Tickets cost 130 kn - 170 kn and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. once daily. Tickets cost 120 kn - 150 kn and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.800 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 2.800 kn
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 150 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85 kn - 110 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest Kelenfold Train Station to Zagreb Glavni Kolod Train Station
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65 kn - 230 kn
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
65 kn - 95 kn
1st Class
150 kn - 230 kn
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50 kn - 170 kn
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
50 kn - 75 kn
1st Class
110 kn - 170 kn
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
310 kn - 420 kn
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 Kelenföld bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
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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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Budapest to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Budapest to Croatia train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Croatia is 342 km. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Budapest to Croatia.

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Austrian Airlines and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Croatia bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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