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

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Train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice

$170 - $266

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Bus Eurolines CZ  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Erfurt

$54 - $74

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Train  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice

$207 - $285

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Leipzig, Leipzig central station 1926
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig to Erfurt Hbf

$54 - $91

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Erfurt 551.2 miles

$110 - $170

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Nuremberg (NUE) BUD - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

$58 - $189

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) BUD - TXL
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Erfurt Hbf

$98 - $220

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Frankfurt (FRA) BUD - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

$142 - $357

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Leipzig (LEJ) BUD - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

$108 - $369

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) BUD - SXF
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Erfurt Hbf

$76 - $175

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Erfurt is to bus which costs 15 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 18 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Erfurt is to fly and train which costs 16 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Erfurt. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Erfurt Hbf via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Leipzig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Erfurt. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Erfurt Hbf via Wien Hbf and Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Erfurt is 698 km. The road distance is 881.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Erfurt without a car is to train which takes 9 h 29 min and costs 47 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to get from Budapest to Erfurt, including transfers.

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Budapest to Erfurt bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Budapest to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Erfurt is to train which takes 9 h 29 min and costs 47 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 15 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Erfurt.
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  • Distance: 436.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Erfurt via Wien Hbf and Nürnberg Hbf in around 9 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Erfurt via Népliget M, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, Leipzig, Leipzig central station, and Leipzig in around 15 h 33 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Hamburg, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$15 - $130
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $160
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $140
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$55 - $70
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Erfurt Hbf ZUG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
abellio.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
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
6 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
elines.cz

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Budapest to Erfurt bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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Budapest to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Erfurt is 882 km. It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to drive from Budapest to Erfurt.

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Ryanair, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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