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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Dublin by plane, train, bus and ferry, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Budapest  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Dublin (DUB) BUD - DUB

59€ - 272€

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Train to Bratislava, fly  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Dublin (DUB) BTS - DUB

51€ - 241€

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  8h 12m

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

61€ - 266€

Train, bus and ferry, car ferry  •  40h 14m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Wien Meidling Ic
  2. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Linz Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Linz to London
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Holyhead
  5. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

220€ - 578€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  47h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Arad
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Arad to Dublin

158€ - 205€

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Nove Zamky Ec
  2. Take the bus from Nitra to Trenčín
  3. Take the bus from Trenčín to Birmingham
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

63€ - 84€

Drive, car ferry  •  36h 8m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

269€ - 374€

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International entry into Ireland from Hungary

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dublin is 1850 24 1850.

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

The social distance requirement in Dublin is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Budapest to Dublin is to train and bus and bus and ferry, which costs 22 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft and takes 2 days 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Dublin is to fly which costs 21 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 6h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Dublin via Arad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 35m.

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The distance between Budapest and Dublin is 1894 km.

The best way to get from Budapest to Dublin without a car is to train and bus and ferry and car ferry which takes 40h 14m and costs 75 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Budapest to Dublin, including transfers.

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Budapest to Dublin bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Budapest station.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Budapest to Dublin bus services, operated by Matei Unitrans, arrive at Dublin station.

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Dublin is 1h behind Budapest. It is currently 7:25 PM in Budapest and 6:25 PM in Dublin.

Map of how to get from Budapest to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 1893.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Dublin, Ireland?

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and six other airlines fly from Budapest to Dublin every 4 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 140€
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 150€
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
23€ - 140€
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 140€
Flights from Bratislava to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Bratislava to Dublin via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Bratislava to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Bratislava to Dublin via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Flights from Bratislava to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Bratislava to Dublin via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 330€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Budapest to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 230€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Flights from Vienna to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Dublin via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 950€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Meidling to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Nove Zamky
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 7€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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
7€ - 22€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
14€ - 22€
Train from Budapest-Deli to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 23€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
15€ - 23€
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 Wien Meidling to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Wien Meidling to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 19€
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Meidling to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Linz to London
Ave. Duration
24h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Arad
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Matei Unitrans
Website
mateiunitrans.ro
Bus and ferry from Arad to Dublin
Ave. Duration
42h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
110€ - 140€
Schedules at
mateiunitrans.ro
SAD Trenčín
Phone
(032) - 743 43 75
Email
sadtn@sadtn.sk
Website
sadtn.sk
Bus from Nitra to Trenčín
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 5€
Schedules at
sadtn.sk
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Trenčín to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
46h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€

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