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

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Bus  •  13h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest - Népliget to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Zvornik
  3. Take the bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo

$47 - $75

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Train, bus  •  15h 16m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Dugo Selo Ic
  2. Take the train from Dugo Selo to Slavonski Brod Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Slavonski Brod to Sarajevo

$44 - $95

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Train, night bus, bus  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Dugo Selo Ic
  2. Take the train from Dugo Selo to Slavonski Brod Re / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Slavonski Brod bus station to Zenica
  4. Take the bus from Zenica to Sarajevo

$52 - $99

Train, bus via Maglaj  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Dugo Selo Ic
  2. Take the train from Dugo Selo to Slavonski Brod Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Slavonski Brod to Maglaj Zob
  4. Take the train from Maglaj to Sarajevo

$57 - $109

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sarajevo 553.7 km

$60 - $90

Fly from Budapest  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sarajevo (SJJ) BUD - SJJ

$94 - $372

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zagreb Airport
  2. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Sarajevo (SJJ) ZAG - SJJ

$164 - $524

Train to Vienna, fly  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sarajevo (SJJ) VIE - SJJ

$145 - $384

Shuttle  •  7h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Sarajevo Eurobusways

$120 - $160

Hungary → Bosnia and Herzegovina
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International entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina from Hungary

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Conditions of entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina from Hungary

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Rules to follow in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 Sarajevo is 121.

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

The social distance requirement in Sarajevo is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 121.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Sarajevo is to train and bus which costs 12 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft and takes 15h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Sarajevo is to fly which costs 27 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Sarajevo. However, there are services departing from Astoria M and arriving at Istočno Sarajevo via Budapest - Népliget, Beograd and Zvornik. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 16m.

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The distance between Budapest and Sarajevo is 409 km. The road distance is 553.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sarajevo without a car is to bus which takes 13h 16m and costs 13 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 13h 16m to get from Budapest to Sarajevo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sarajevo is to bus which takes 13h 16m and costs 13 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 27 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft and takes 5h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Sarajevo Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Sarajevo bus services, operated by Drina Trans, arrive at Istočno Sarajevo station.

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  • Distance: 409.3 km
  • Duration: 13h 16m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina?

You can take a bus from Budapest to Sarajevo via Népliget M, Budapest - Népliget, Beograd, and Zvornik in around 13h 16m. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Wizz Air fly from Budapest to Sarajevo twice daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sarajevo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Flights from Vienna to Sarajevo via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Sarajevo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Sarajevo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sarajevo via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Deli to Dugo Selo
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $17
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 Dugo Selo to Slavonski Brod
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Dugo Selo to Slavonski Brod
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
$14 - $17
Regional Train Ticket
$12 - $16
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
$20 - $24
Railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ŽFBH)
Phone
0038733657313
Email
info@zfbh.ba
Website
zfbh.ba
Train from Maglaj to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
zfbh.ba
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$17 - $27
Bus operators
Drina Trans
Phone
+387 56 260-077
Website
drinatrans.com
Bus from Beograd to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
Bus from Zvornik to Istočno Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
drinatrans.com
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Zvornik
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
bstours.rs
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
Night bus from Slavonski Brod bus station to Zenica
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zenica to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Centrotrans Eurolines
Phone
+387 33 770 800
Email
info@centrotrans.com
Website
centrotrans.com
Bus from Zenica to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
centrotrans.com
Bosna Expres
Phone
+38732691375
Email
info@bosnaexpres.ba
Website
bosnaexpres.com
Bus from Zenica to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
bosnaexpres.com
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Maglaj
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bosnaexpres.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Maglaj
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Maglaj Zob
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Book at
pepeks.hr
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Sarajevo is 554 km. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from Budapest to Sarajevo.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Sarajevo Airport.

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There are 167+ hotels available in Sarajevo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 3h 52m and costs 14 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft.

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