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

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Fly Budapest to Hamburg, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Hamburg (HAM)
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Cheapest option

Fly Budapest to Billund, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Billund (BLL)
  2. Take the train from Vejle St. to Rendsburg

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Train to Vienna, fly to Hamburg, train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Kiel Interims-ZOB

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Erd Annahagyi to Hamburg Adenauerallee
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Kiel

Budapest to Kiel by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Kiel is around 15h 31m and covers a distance of around 1359 km. This includes an average layover time of around 52 min. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Deutsche Bahn Regional, the Budapest to Kiel train service departs from Budapest-Nyugati and arrives in Kiel Hbf. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Trains
15h 31m Average Duration
€68 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kiel is to train which costs 28 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft and takes 15h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Kiel is to fly and train which costs 33 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft and takes 6h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Astoria M and arriving at Kiel Interims-ZOB via Budapest Népliget bus station and Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Kiel Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 31m.

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It is 981 km from Budapest to Kiel. It is approximately 1259.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kiel without a car is to train which takes 15h 31m and costs 28 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Budapest to Kiel, including transfers.

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

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Budapest to Kiel train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kiel is to train which takes 15h 31m and costs 28 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 31 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft and takes 24h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Kiel.
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  • Distance: 981 km
  • Duration: 6h 33m

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Kiel via Hamburg Hbf in around 15h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Kiel via Népliget M, Budapest Népliget bus station, and Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB in around 24h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Budapest to Billund via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Budapest to Billund via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €440
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €440
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €440
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Billund
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Billund via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Vejle St. to Rendsburg
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Kiel Interims-ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Erd Annahagyi to Hamburg Adenauerallee
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Union Ivkoni

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Budapest to Kiel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kiel Interims-ZOB station.

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Budapest to Kiel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Kiel Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Kiel is 1259 km. It takes approximately 11h 3m to drive from Budapest to Kiel.

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Kiel. Prices start at €100 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 3 500 Ft - 4 300 Ft.

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