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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  4h 59m

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

$67 - $272

Cheapest option

EuroNight, night train, bus  •  38h 13m

  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

$54 - $79

9 alternative options

Fly to Izmir  •  7h 20m

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

$82 - $112

Fly to Antalya  •  7h 9m

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

$115 - $449

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6h 24m

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

$69 - $416

Fly to Ankara  •  8h 12m

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

$83 - $283

Bus  •  23h 9m

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

$86 - $136

Bus via Otogar  •  23h 10m

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

$69 - $109

Bus Arda Tur  •  30h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget M to Burgas Central Bus Station West Berlin - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$82 - $86

Train, night train  •  33h 17m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  2. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  3. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$58 - $78

Drive  •  13h

  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 15 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft and takes 38h 13m.

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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 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Istanbul via Budapest Népliget and Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 9m.

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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 23h 9m and costs 24 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m 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 4h 59m and costs 18 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft and takes 23h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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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: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Istanbul 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Istanbul via Népliget M, Budapest Népliget, and Plovdiv in around 23h 9m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Budapest to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $3,200
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Budapest to Ankara via Warsaw Chopin, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Antalya via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
17h 1m
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
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Budapest Népliget M to Burgas Central Bus Station West
Ave. Duration
21h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Website
Arda Tur

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Turkey is 2h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 9:43 AM in Budapest and 11:43 AM in Turkey.

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

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Aegean Airlines, LOT, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Istanbul Ataturk 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 29m and costs 350 Ft.

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