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Bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest - Népliget to Novi Sad 1910

RSD 1915 - RSD 2415

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Train  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kelebia Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Subotica to Novi Sad

RSD 1316 - RSD 1785

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Bus via Szeged  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Szeged Viztoroni ter Budapest - Timisoara
  2. Take the bus from Szeged to Novi Sad 607

RSD 5045 - RSD 18425

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Novi Sad 293 km

RSD 3100 - RSD 4600

Shuttle  •  3h 7m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Novi Sad Door to door Shuttle

RSD 2833

Budapest to Novi Sad by bus

The bus journey time between Budapest and Novi Sad is around 6h 34m and covers a distance of around 290 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 58m. Operated by BKK, Fudeks and FlixBus, the Budapest to Novi Sad bus service departs from Kálvin tér M and arrives in Novi Sad. Typically 14 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 34m
Fastest bus time:
4h 58m
Buses per week:
14
Cheapest price:
RSD 1715
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
04:34
Last bus departs at:
22:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Novi Sad bus schedules

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International entry into Serbia from Hungary

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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Serbia from Hungary

  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and North Macedonia

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Rules to follow in Serbia

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Serbia is currently allowed 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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Novi Sad is 00381(64) 8945235.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Novi Sad is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Novi Sad is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00381(64) 8945235.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Serbia.

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Budapest to Novi Sad is to train, which costs 4 000 Ft - 5 500 Ft and takes 7h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Novi Sad is to drive which costs 9 500 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 2h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Novi Sad. However, there are services departing from Kálvin tér M and arriving at Novi Sad via Budapest - Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Novi Sad. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Novi Sad via Kelebia and Subotica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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The distance between Budapest and Novi Sad is 257 km. The road distance is 293 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Novi Sad without a car is to bus which takes 5h 54m and costs 5 500 Ft - 7 500 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 54m to get from Budapest to Novi Sad, including transfers.

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Budapest to Novi Sad bus services, operated by Fudeks, depart from Budapest - Népliget station.

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Budapest to Novi Sad train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Novi Sad is to bus which takes 5h 54m and costs 5 500 Ft - 7 500 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 4 000 Ft - 5 500 Ft and takes 7h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Novi Sad.
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  • Distance: 257.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 54m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Novi Sad, Serbia?

Fudeks operates a bus from Budapest - Népliget to Novi Sad 4 times a day. Tickets cost RSD 1600 - RSD 2800 and the journey takes 4h 45m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Novi Sad via Kelebia and Subotica in around 7h 59m.

Train operators
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 Népliget bus station to Novi Sad MAS
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
RSD 1800 - RSD 2300
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Christian Transfers
Phone
+44 7440 708355
Website
christiantransfers.eu
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Szeged Viztoroni ter
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RSD 4000 - RSD 17000
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
RSD 4000 - RSD 5500
Private Shuttle
RSD 12000 - RSD 17000
Terra Travel d.o.o.
Phone
011 3287 412
Email
info@terratravel.rs
Website
terratravel.rs
Shuttle from Budapest to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
RSD 2833
Schedules at
terratravel.rs
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Budapest to Novi Sad bus services, operated by Fudeks, arrive at Novi Sad station.

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Budapest to Novi Sad train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), arrive at Novi Sad station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Novi Sad is 293 km. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Budapest to Novi Sad.

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