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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Muenchen Hbf

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Munich

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Zob

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Munich

Fly to Munich

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

Fly to Nuremberg, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Nuremberg (NUE)
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf

Budapest to Munich by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Munich is around 6h 38m and covers a distance of around 697 km. Operated by Railjet, the Budapest to Munich train service departs from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrives in Muenchen Hbf. Typically 32 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

32 Weekly Trains
6h 38m Average Duration
€80 Cheapest Price
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Hungary → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Hungary

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan and Vatican
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Hungary

There are no current restrictions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Munich is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Munich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Munich is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Hungary from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Munich is to rideshare which costs 11 136 Ft and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Munich is to fly which costs 32 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest Kelenföld bus station station and arriving at Zob. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. Services depart five 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 651.5 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 32 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Muenchen Hbf takes 6h 38m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Budapest to Munich train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Munich is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs 32 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 8h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 32 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Munich.
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  • Distance: 561.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 38m

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

Railjet operates a train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Muenchen Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost €80 - €130 and the journey takes 6h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Zob twice 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 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€15 - €170
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €130
Website
Railjet
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 Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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 Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Kelenföld bus station to Zob
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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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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 Zob station.

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Budapest to Munich train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Munich is 652 km. It takes approximately 6h 5m to drive from Budapest to Munich.

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

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There are 437+ 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 31 min and costs 3 100 Ft - 3 900 Ft.

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