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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Croatia by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 30m

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

130 kn - 170 kn

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Train  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Gyekenyes 204
  2. Take the train from Mucna Reka to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Re / ...

169 kn - 224 kn

Drive  •  3h 17m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Zagreb 342.2 km

280 kn - 410 kn

Fly from Budapest  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zagreb (ZAG) BUD - ZAG

582 kn - 2.943 kn

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5h 24m

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

640 kn - 4.743 kn

Shuttle  •  4h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zagreb Eurobusways

300 kn - 700 kn

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Croatia

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Croatia from May 11.

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Last updated: June 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Croatia is to bus which costs 6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft and takes 4h 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 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Budapest and Croatia is 265 km. The road distance is 342.2 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 6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Croatia is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 7 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 7h 4m, you could also fly, which costs 27 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft and takes 5h 41m.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 265.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb hourly. Tickets cost 130 kn - 170 kn and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Zagreb via Gyekenyes and Mucna Reka in around 7h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 5.000 kn
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 5.000 kn
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.300 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 2.300 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 4.100 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.400 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 6.000 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.300 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
950 kn - 4.900 kn
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Gyekenyes
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90 kn - 110 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Mucna Reka to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30 kn - 36 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
90 kn - 110 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Mučna Reka, Mučna Reka željeznički kolodvor to Zagreb, Zagreb Glavni kolodvor
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 65 kn
Website
Flixtrain
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 Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
320 kn - 430 kn
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
300 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Croatia is 342 km. It takes approximately 3h 17m to drive from Budapest to Croatia.

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Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Croatia bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs 350 Ft.

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