There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Frankfurt (FRA) BUD - FRA

$87 - $277

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Bus  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N161 / ...

$56 - $96

4 alternative options

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$101 - $286

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$68 - $199

Train  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$171 - $263

Drive  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main 603.1 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main is to fly and train which costs 18 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 24 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Frankfurt am Main is 811 km. The road distance is 964.9 km.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Budapest to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Budapest to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 24 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 47 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft and takes 9 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs 15 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft and takes 15 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Budapest to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 507.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Frankfurt am Main via Wien Hbf in around 9 h 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Frankfurt via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $130
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
elines.cz
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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