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

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Train  •  5h 31m

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

20€ - 89€

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Salzburg, Salzburg South N965

26€ - 35€

Rideshare  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Salzburg 547.7 km

23€

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Salzburg 547.3 km

55€ - 85€

Fly Budapest to Salzburg  •  6h 26m

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

58€ - 324€

Train to Vienna, fly to Salzburg  •  5h 5m

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

67€ - 291€

Fly Budapest to Vienna, train  •  6h 1m

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

96€ - 311€

Fly Budapest to Munich, train  •  6h 20m

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

156€ - 265€

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Salzburg Eurobusways

60€ - 130€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to rideshare which costs 7 919 Ft and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to shuttle which costs 20 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Kelenfoeld and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 31m.

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The distance between Budapest and Salzburg is 450 km. The road distance is 547.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 5h 31m and costs 7 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Budapest to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to train which takes 5h 31m and costs 7 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 6h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 20 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft and takes 6h 26m.

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  • Distance: 450.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Salzburg via Wien Hbf in around 5h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Salzburg, Salzburg South 4 times a week. Tickets cost 26€ - 35€ and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1200€
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Flights from Budapest to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 600€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Warsaw Chopin, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1200€
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
220€ - 1100€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 850€
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 28€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
18€ - 28€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
meridian-bob-brb.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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
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
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, Budapest Kelenföld to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m 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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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 5h 5m to drive from Budapest to Salzburg.

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LOT, British Airways, Finnair and three other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Salzburg bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1035+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at 87€ 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 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

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