There are 11 ways to get from Budapest to Turkey by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Istanbul  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Istanbul (IST) BUD - IST

$67 - $272

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EuroNight, night train, bus  •  38 h 1 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
  3. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$53 - $78

9 alternative options

Fly to Izmir  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Izmir (ADB) BUD - ADB

$82 - $112

Fly to Antalya  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Antalya (AYT) BUD - AYT

$104 - $436

Fly to Ankara  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Ankara (ESB) BUD - ESB

$83 - $283

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BUD - SAW

$69 - $416

Fly to Konya  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Konya (KYA) BUD - KYA

$102 - $433

Bus via Plovdiv  •  23 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv 595 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul

$87 - $141

Bus  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Burgas 595 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$83 - $137

Train, night train  •  34 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$90 - $123

Drive  •  13 h

  1. Drive from Budapest to Istanbul 826.5 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Turkey is to EuroNight and night train and bus which costs 14 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 38 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Turkey is to fly which costs 18 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 5 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Kálvin tér M and arriving at Istanbul via Budapest Népliget and Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 4 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Turkey is 1596 km. The road distance is 1322.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Turkey without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 4 min and costs 24 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Budapest to Turkey, including transfers.

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Budapest to Turkey bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, depart from Budapest Népliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Turkey is to fly which takes 5 h 13 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft and takes 23 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Budapest to Turkey bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 997.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines fly from Budapest to Istanbul 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Istanbul via Népliget M, Budapest Népliget, and Plovdiv in around 23 h 4 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Budapest to Konya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Budapest to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Budapest to Konya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Kiev
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
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 Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
17 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Burgas
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
12 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Burgas
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Turkey is 2 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 8:25 PM in Budapest and 9:25 PM in Turkey.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Turkey is 1322 km. It takes approximately 13 h to drive from Budapest to Turkey.

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Aegean Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Turkey. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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