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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 Kelenföld bus station to Zagreb 976 / ...

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Train  •  6h 17m

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

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Zagreb 341.8 km

Fly from Budapest  •  6h 48m

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

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5h 24m

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

Shuttle  •  4h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zagreb Eurobusways
Hungary → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Hungary

  • Entry is unrestricted 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

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Croatia is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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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 recommended.

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, returning to Hungary from Croatia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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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 6h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Croatia is to drive which costs 23 000 Ft - 34 000 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 three times a day, and operate every day. 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 three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 17m.

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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 6 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Zagreb takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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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 6 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 6 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft and takes 6h 17m, you could also fly, which costs 15 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 6h 48m.

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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 3 times a day. Tickets cost 130 kn - 170 kn and the journey takes 4h 30m. Nomago also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. 3 times a day. Tickets cost 110 kn - 140 kn and the journey takes 6h 17m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.300 kn
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Vienna, Split
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.400 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.900 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.800 kn
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 3.800 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kn - 2.900 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 2.800 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.000 kn
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 kn - 5.500 kn
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
550 kn - 5.500 kn
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 6.500 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.100 kn - 6.000 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 6.000 kn
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 kn - 6.500 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
6h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 kn - 140 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kn - 95 kn
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 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 kn - 170 kn
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
50 kn - 75 kn
1st Class
110 kn - 170 kn
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
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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Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Budapest Kelenfold Bus Station to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
100 kn - 220 kn
Website
Nomago
Economy
110 kn - 160 kn
Premium
130 kn - 190 kn
Family&friends
160 kn - 220 kn
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
410 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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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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Swiss, KLM, Air France and seven other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Croatia bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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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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