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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Kars by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly to Kars  •  14h 50m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Kars (KSY) BUD - KSY

569 ₺ - 2.022 ₺

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Bus, train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget M to Haskovo Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Erzurum
  4. Take the train from Erzurum to Kars

477 ₺ - 561 ₺

5 alternative options

Fly to Igdir Airport, taxi  •  15h 29m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Igdir Airport (IGD) BUD - IGD
  2. Take a taxi from Igdir Airport to Kars

1.167 ₺ - 4.027 ₺

Fly to Agri, taxi  •  12h 27m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Agri (AJI) BUD - AJI
  2. Take a taxi from Agri to Kars

1.257 ₺ - 4.227 ₺

Bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Burgas 595 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon
  4. Take the bus from Trabzon to Kars

Bus, train via Galați  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Istanbul - Aksaray
  3. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ankara
  4. Take the train from Ankara to Kars

Drive  •  31h 58m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Kars 1726 miles

2.000 ₺ - 3.000 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kars is to bus and train which costs 23 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft and takes 2 days 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Kars is to fly and taxi which costs 60 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft and takes 12h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Kars. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Kars via Budapest Népliget, Burgas South, Istanbul Otogari and Trabzon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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The distance between Budapest and Kars is 2059 km. The road distance is 2761.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kars without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 1h and costs .

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It takes approximately 14h 50m to get from Budapest to Kars, including transfers.

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Budapest to Kars bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, depart from Budapest Népliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kars is to fly which takes 14h 50m and costs 28 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 1h.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Kars Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 10m and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Kars bus services, operated by Iğdırlı Tourism, arrive at Kars station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Kars.
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  • Distance: 1286.7 miles
  • Duration: 14h 50m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Kars, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, SunExpress and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Kars every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Kars via Népliget M, Budapest Népliget, Burgas, Burgas South, Istanbul, Istanbul Otogari, and Trabzon in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Kars via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Budapest to Kars via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Budapest to Kars via Vienna, Ankara
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Budapest to Kars via Copenhagen, Ankara
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 4.600 ₺
Flights from Budapest to Igdir Airport via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Budapest to Igdir Airport via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Budapest to Agri via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Budapest to Agri via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Budapest to Agri via Vienna, Ankara
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Budapest to Kars via Antalya, Izmir
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Budapest to Kars via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Erzurum to Kars
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16 ₺ - 20 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Ankara to Kars
Ave. Duration
24h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 95 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Burgas
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 650 ₺
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
Karat-S
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Burgas Bus
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
16h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 120 ₺
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 85 ₺
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Iğdırlı Tourism
Phone
90.476.228 69 01
Email
bilgi@igdirliturizm.com.tr
Website
igdirliturizm.com.tr
Bus from Trabzon to Kars
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
igdirliturizm.com.tr
Kanberoğlu Turizm
Phone
0462 325 22 83
Website
kanberoglu.com.tr
Bus from Trabzon to Kars
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kanberoglu.com.tr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Budapest Népliget M to Haskovo Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
274 ₺
Website
Arda Tur
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Erzurum
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Budapest to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
15h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Galaţi to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 310 ₺
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Other operators
Taxi from Igdir Airport to Kars
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 320 ₺

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Kars is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 5:05 PM in Budapest and 6:05 PM in Kars.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Kars is 2762 km. It takes approximately 31h 58m to drive from Budapest to Kars.

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Austrian Airlines, Ryanair, Pegasus Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Kars Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Kars. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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

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