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

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Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$90 - $136

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Rideshare  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Salzburg 342.3 miles

$27

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Bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Salzburg, Salzburg South N391

$31 - $56

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Salzburg 342 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Budapest to Salzburg  •  6 h 27 min

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

$141 - $481

Train to Vienna, fly to Salzburg  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Salzburg (SZG) VIE - SZG

$131 - $392

Fly Budapest to Vienna, train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$136 - $361

Fly Budapest to Munich, train  •  6 h 56 min

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

$114 - $324

Shuttle  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Salzburg Eurobusways

$66 - $151

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Salzburg is 450 km. The road distance is 547.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Budapest to Salzburg, including transfers.

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Budapest to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Budapest to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 18 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg, Salzburg South station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 281.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Salzburg via Wien Hbf in around 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Salzburg 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Budapest to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $5,000
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Budapest to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Salzburg is 547 km. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from Budapest to Salzburg.

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LOT, Air Baltic, Finnair and four other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Salzburg train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 1241+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Salzburg. 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 33 min and costs .

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