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Train via Nuremberg  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf 29 / ...

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Bus via Bratislava  •  15h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava Mlynske Nivy Bus Station to Halle Central Bus Station Plovdiv Bus Station South - Hamburg Central Bus Station

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Train  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf 55 / ...

Bus  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite 1926

Drive  •  7h 20m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Halle (Saale) 812.3 km

Fly Budapest to Leipzig  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Leipzig (LEJ) BUD - LEJ

Fly Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER) BUD - BER
  2. Take the train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Halle(Saale)Hbf

Train to Vienna, fly to Leipzig  •  6h 32m

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

Fly Budapest to Dresden, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Dresden (DRS) BUD - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Halle(Saale)Hbf

Budapest to Halle (Saale) by train

82 Weekly Trains
10h 5m Average Duration
€92 Cheapest Price
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Hungary

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Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Halle (Saale) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Halle (Saale) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Halle (Saale) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Hungary from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 6 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Halle (Saale) is to bus which costs 16 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 14h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Halle (Saale) is to fly and train which costs 26 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 6h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Halle (Saale). However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Halle via Budapest Népliget bus station and Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Halle (Saale). However, there are services departing from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arriving at Halle(Saale)Hbf via Wien Hbf and Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 5m.

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The distance between Budapest and Halle (Saale) is 675 km. The road distance is 812.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Halle (Saale) without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 10h 5m and costs 37 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 10h 5m to get from Budapest to Halle (Saale), including transfers.

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Budapest to Halle (Saale) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest Népliget bus station.

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Budapest to Halle (Saale) train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Halle (Saale) is to train via Nuremberg which takes 10h 5m and costs 37 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 14h 3m, you could also fly, which costs 41 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft and takes 6h 50m.

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  • Distance: 675 km
  • Duration: 10h 5m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Halle (Saale), Germany?

You can take a train from Budapest to Halle (Saale) via Wien Hbf and Nürnberg Hbf in around 10h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite twice a week. Tickets cost €35 - €45 and the journey takes 11h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €440
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €440
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €440
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €440
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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
€7 - €22
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€14 - €22
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
oebb.at
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 Népliget bus station to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
RegioJet
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Bratislava Mlynske Nivy Bus Station to Halle Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €90
Website
Racic Eurobus

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Leipzig Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Halle (Saale) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite station.

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Budapest to Halle (Saale) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Halle(Saale)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Halle (Saale) is 812 km. It takes approximately 7h 20m to drive from Budapest to Halle (Saale).

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Austrian Airlines, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Halle (Saale). Prices start at €87 per night.

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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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