There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Mainz 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 54 min

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

$89 - $281

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Karlsruhe N91
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Mainz 227

$60 - $106

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 10 min

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

$101 - $281

Train via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Ice

$205 - $294

Train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Mainz Hbf Ice

$181 - $276

Bus Eurolines HU  •  20 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Frankfurt 790 / ...

$73 - $114

Drive  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Mainz 622.7 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Mainz is to bus which costs 20 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft and takes 20 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Mainz is to fly which costs 25 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Mainz via Budapest Népliget and Frankfurt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Mainz. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Mainz Hbf via Wien and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Mainz is 835 km. The road distance is 996.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Mainz without a car is to train which takes 10 h 54 min and costs 55 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Budapest to Mainz, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Mainz is to fly which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 25 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 10 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs 16 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft and takes 18 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Mainz.
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  • Distance: 522 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Budapest to Mainz hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Mainz via Wien Hbf, Wien, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 10 h 54 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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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 Frankfurt via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $160
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Wien to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Mainz
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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
$55 - $85
Schedules at
elines.cz

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