There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Merano by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  11 h 20 min

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

$131 - $214

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Bus  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 902
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bozen N468

$89 - $142

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  16 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen En

$129 - $202

Drive  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Merano 525.3 miles

$120 - $190

Fly Budapest 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 Budapest to Innsbruck, bus, train  •  10 h 22 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 - $479

Fly Budapest to Munich, bus  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Munich (MUC) BUD - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano

$166 - $416

Train to Vienna, fly to Innsbruck, bus, train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Innsbruck (INN) VIE - INN
  3. Take the bus from Innsbruck Airport to Vipiteno
  4. Take the train from Vipiteno to Merano

$204 - $500

Fly Budapest 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

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Merano. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Merano via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and Bolzano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 51 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 20 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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The best way to get from Budapest to Merano without a car is to train which takes 11 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 20 min to get from Budapest to Merano, including transfers.

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Budapest to Merano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Merano is to train which takes 11 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Milan Bergamo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Budapest to Merano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bozen station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Merano.
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  • Distance: 377.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 20 min

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 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Merano via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg, Bozen, and Bolzano in around 12 h 51 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from Budapest to Innsbruck via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $500
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
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 Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 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
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
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
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 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Kelenföld to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bozen
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 - $60
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Munich Airport to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com

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Budapest to Merano train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Merano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Merano is 841 km. It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to drive from Budapest to Merano.

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Ryanair offers flights from Budapest Airport to Milan Bergamo Airport.

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There are 1157+ hotels available in Merano. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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

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