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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Otočac by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Otocac Central Bus Station Zagreb Central Bus Station - Otocac Central Bus Station

264 kn - 346 kn

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Bus  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Zagreb Central Bus Station Munich - Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Otocac Central Bus Station Zagreb Central Bus Station - Otocac Central Bus Station

247 kn - 417 kn

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Train  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Vrhovine Ic

415 kn - 511 kn

Drive  •  4h 43m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Otočac 497 km

370 kn - 550 kn

Fly from Budapest, bus  •  9h 14m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zagreb (ZAG) BUD - ZAG
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Otocac Central Bus Station

886 kn - 2.748 kn

Train to Vienna, fly, bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zagreb (ZAG) VIE - ZAG
  3. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Otocac Central Bus Station

985 kn - 3.209 kn

Shuttle, bus  •  7h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zagreb Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Otocac Central Bus Station Zagreb Central Bus Station - Otocac Central Bus Station

437 kn - 878 kn

Hungary → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Hungary

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

Restricted for: United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
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Rules to follow in Croatia

1.5m

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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, but conditions apply when entering Croatia 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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Otočac is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Otočac is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Croatia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 18 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Otočac is to train and bus which costs 12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Otočac is to drive which costs 18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Otočac station. However, there are services departing from Astoria M and arriving at Otocac Central Bus Station via Budapest Nepliget and Zagreb Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 41m.

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The distance between Budapest and Otočac is 414 km. The road distance is 497 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Otočac without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 30m and costs 12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 8h 30m to get from Budapest to Otočac, including transfers.

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Budapest to Otočac bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Budapest Nepliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Otočac is to bus which takes 8h 41m and costs 11 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 19 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 9h 16m.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Otočac bus services, operated by Autotrans d.d., arrive at Otocac Central Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Otočac.
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  • Distance: 413.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 30m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Otočac, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Budapest to Otočac via Népliget M, Budapest Nepliget, and Zagreb Central Bus Station in around 8h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Otočac via Zagreb Glavni Kol. and Vrhovine in around 9h 16m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.800 kn - 9.000 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.800 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 kn - 3.800 kn
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 5.000 kn
Flights from Vienna to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.900 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kn - 3.300 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 kn - 4.400 kn
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 160 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
90 kn - 110 kn
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Otocac Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
130 kn - 180 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 230 kn
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Nomago
Economy
110 kn - 170 kn
Premium
140 kn - 190 kn
Family&friends
160 kn - 230 kn
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
300 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Otočac is 497 km. It takes approximately 4h 43m to drive from Budapest to Otočac.

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Austrian Airlines, LOT, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Otočac. Prices start at 750 kn per night.

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