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There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Salzburg by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Salzburg Hbf Rj

27€ - 32€

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Rideshare  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Salzburg 547.7 km

23€

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Bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Meidling to Salzburg main station K485

25€ - 32€

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Salzburg 546.7 km

50€ - 75€

Fly to Munich, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Munich (MUC) BUD - MUC
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf

84€ - 238€

Fly to Vienna, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf

88€ - 244€

Fly to Salzburg  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Salzburg (SZG) BUD - SZG

60€ - 287€

Fly to Innsbruck, train  •  8h 23m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Innsbruck (INN) BUD - INN
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

191€ - 658€

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Salzburg Eurobusways

60€ - 130€

Hungary → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Vatican and Iceland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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Rules to follow in Austria

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria 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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salzburg is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Salzburg is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Austria is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to rideshare, which costs 8 234 Ft and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to shuttle which costs 21 000 Ft - 46 000 Ft and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 14m.

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The distance between Budapest and Salzburg is 450 km. The road distance is 546.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs 9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Keleti to Salzburg Hbf takes 5h 14m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs 9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft and takes 6h 39m, you could also fly, which costs 21 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft and takes 7h 4m.

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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 Salzburg train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 450.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Salzburg, Austria?

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Keleti to Salzburg Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost 27€ - 32€ and the journey takes 5h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna, Hbf, Wien Hbf, Wien Meidling, and Vienna Meidling in around 6h 39m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Budapest to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Budapest to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 500€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
RegioJet
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 Vienna Meidling to Salzburg main station
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Salzburg is 547 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Budapest to Salzburg.

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

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