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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Wachau by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Dresden Bf Neustadt

Train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden-Neustadt

Bus via Bratislava

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop to Dresden Bayrische Strasse

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Wachau

Fly to Dresden

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Dresden (DRS)

Fly to Berlin Brandenburg, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)
  2. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt

Fly to Leipzig, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Leipzig (LEJ)
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt

Budapest to Wachau by bus and train

The journey time between Budapest and Wachau is around 9h 22m and covers a distance of around 695 km. This includes an average layover time of around 25 min. Operated by FlixBus, trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB, Die Länderbahn and others, the Budapest to Wachau service departs from Budapest Kelenföld bus station and arrives in Wachau Schloß. Typically nine services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

9 Weekly Services
9h 22m Average Duration
€37 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Wachau is to bus which costs 15 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and takes 9h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Wachau is to drive which costs 46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 6h 32m.

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The distance between Budapest and Wachau is 551 km. The road distance is 685.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Wachau without a car is to bus which takes 9h 22m and costs 15 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 9h 22m to get from Budapest to Wachau, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Wachau is to bus which takes 9h 22m and costs 15 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 16 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 10h 23m, you could also fly, which costs 27 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 7h 37m.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Dresden Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Wachau is 685 km. It takes approximately 6h 32m to drive from Budapest to Wachau.

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Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Dresden Airport.

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There are 192+ hotels available in Wachau. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Wachau.
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  • Distance: 551.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 22m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Wachau, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Dresden Bf Neustadt once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 30m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Dresden-Neustadt twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 31m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Budapest to Dresden via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €440
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €440
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Leipzig via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Dresden Bf Neustadt
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
RegioJet
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Racic Eurobus

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