There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Munich by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 Rj

35€ - 45€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Munich 656.1 km

29€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Munich, Munich central bus station N91 / ...

30€ - 40€

Drive  •  6h 22m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Munich 656.2 km

75€ - 120€

Fly to Munich  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Munich (MUC) BUD - MUC

137€ - 201€

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Salzburg (SZG) BUD - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10

83€ - 395€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Munich is to rideshare which costs 10 097 Ft and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Munich is to fly which costs 47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 4h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kelenfoeld and arriving at Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 38m.

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The distance between Budapest and Munich is 562 km. The road distance is 656.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Munich without a car is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs 12 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft.

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The train from Kelenfoeld to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 takes 6h 38m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Budapest to Munich train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Munich is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs 12 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 8h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 4h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Munich.
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  • Distance: 561.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 38m

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

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Kelenfoeld to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 3 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 6h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Munich, Munich central bus station once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 55m. Molnar Busz also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 600€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 600€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1200€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 850€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
220€ - 1100€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Warsaw Chopin, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1200€
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
meridian-bob-brb.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Molnar Busz
Phone
+36 309 022 495
Email
info@molnarbusz.hu
Website
molnarbusz.hu
Bus from Budapest to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€
Schedules at
molnarbusz.hu
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Budapest to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Budapest to Munich train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Munich is 656 km. It takes approximately 6h 22m to drive from Budapest to Munich.

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Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Munich bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 868+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Munich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

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