There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Merano by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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

Train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Brennero to Merano Reg / ...

$132 - $215

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße N391
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Meran 095

$50 - $87

7 alternative options

Bus via Trieste  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Nagykanizsa
  2. Take the bus from Nagykanizsa to Trieste 771
  3. Take the bus from Trieste to Bolzano

$145 - $189

Night train, train  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Innsbruck Hbf En
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Merano/Meran Rex

$134 - $206

Drive  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Merano 525.3 miles

$120 - $190

Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BUD - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Orio al Serio Airport to Merano

$95 - $266

Fly to Innsbruck, bus, train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Innsbruck (INN) BUD - INN
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
  3. Take the train from Vipiteno to Merano

$194 - $484

Fly to Munich, train  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Munich (MUC) BUD - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen

$159 - $399

Fly to Venice Treviso, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Venice Treviso (TSF) BUD - TSF
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bolzano/Bozen

$110 - $296

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Merano is to bus which costs 14 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 14 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Merano is to drive which costs 35 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Merano is 603 km. The road distance is 840.6 km.

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It takes approximately 11 h 42 min to get from Budapest to Merano, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Merano. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Meran via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Merano. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Merano via Wien Hbf, Innsbruck Hbf and Brennero. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy?

You can take a train from Budapest to Merano via Wien Hbf, Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero/Brenner, and Brennero in around 11 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Merano via Népliget M, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße in around 14 h 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $500
Flights from Budapest to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Milan Bergamo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Innsbruck via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
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 Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Merano/Meran
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brennero to Merano
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from Vipiteno to Merano
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $17
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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 Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Meran
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Nagykanizsa to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Trieste to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
lukibus.com
Alto Adige Bus
Phone
895 895 0831
Email
info@suedtirolbus.it
Website
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Orio al Serio Airport to Merano
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com

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