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There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Subotica by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kelebia Re / ...

RSD 1026 - RSD 1235

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Bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Szeged 1926
  2. Take the bus from Szeged to Subotica 605 / ...

RSD 1775 - RSD 2365

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Subotica 201.3 km

RSD 2100 - RSD 3200

Shuttle  •  2h 1m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Subotica Door to door Shuttle

Budapest to Subotica by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Subotica is around 3h 58m and covers a distance of around 174 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 58m. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and Serbian Railways (ŽS), the Budapest to Subotica train service departs from Budapest-Keleti and arrives in Subotica. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 58m
Fastest train time:
3h 58m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
RSD 1026
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:57
Last train departs at:
11:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Subotica train schedules

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International entry into Serbia from Hungary

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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  • No quarantine required
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Rules to follow in Serbia

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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, entry into Serbia is currently allowed 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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Subotica is 00381(64) 8945235.

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

The social distance requirement in Subotica is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00381(64) 8945235.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Serbia.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Budapest to Subotica is to train, which costs 3 100 Ft - 3 800 Ft and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Subotica is to drive which costs 6 500 Ft - 10 000 Ft and takes 2h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Subotica. However, there are services departing from Astoria M and arriving at Subotica via Budapest Népliget bus station and Szeged. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Subotica. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Subotica via Kelebia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 28m.

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The distance between Budapest and Subotica is 163 km. The road distance is 201.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Subotica without a car is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs 3 100 Ft - 3 800 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Budapest to Subotica, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Subotica is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs 3 100 Ft - 3 800 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft and takes 5h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Subotica.
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  • Distance: 162.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Subotica, Serbia?

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Keleti to Kelebia every 4 hours. Tickets cost RSD 900 - RSD 1100 and the journey takes 3h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Subotica via Népliget M, Budapest Népliget bus station, and Szeged in around 5h 41m.

Train operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Szeged
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RSD 1200 - RSD 1600
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Terra Travel d.o.o.
Phone
011 3287 412
Email
info@terratravel.rs
Website
terratravel.rs
Shuttle from Budapest to Subotica
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
terratravel.rs
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terratravel.rs

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Budapest to Subotica bus services, operated by Volan, arrive at Subotica station.

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Budapest to Subotica train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Kelebia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Subotica is 201 km. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from Budapest to Subotica.

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There are five+ hotels available in Subotica. Prices start at RSD 8750 per night.

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