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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Zadar by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Zadar bus station 939 / ...

224 kn - 396 kn

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Bus  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Zagreb Central Bus Station Munich - Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Zadar bus station 939 / ...

207 kn - 467 kn

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Train, bus via Karlovac  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Karlovac Centar Re
  3. Take the bus from Karlovac to Zadar

308 kn - 421 kn

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Zadar 627.8 km

470 kn - 700 kn

Fly Budapest to Zadar  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zadar (ZAD) BUD - ZAD

456 kn - 1.528 kn

Shuttle to Zagreb, fly to Zadar  •  5h 51m

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

713 kn - 1.511 kn

Fly Budapest to Split, bus  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Split (SPU) BUD - SPU
  2. Take the bus from Trogir Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station

569 kn - 1.723 kn

Shuttle  •  6h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zadar Eurobusways

450 kn - 1.100 kn

Hungary → Croatia
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International entry into Croatia from Hungary

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Conditions of entry into Croatia from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days prior to boarding
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Considerations leaving from Hungary

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Croatia 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 Zadar is 00385 91 468 30 32.

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

The social distance requirement in Zadar is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 00385 91 468 30 32.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Croatia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Zadar is to train and bus which costs 10 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 9h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Budapest to Zadar is to shuttle and fly which takes 5h 51m and costs 33 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Zadar station. However, there are services departing from Astoria M and arriving at Zadar bus station via Budapest Nepliget and Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 58m.

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The distance between Budapest and Zadar is 478 km. The road distance is 627.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Zadar without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 47m and costs 10 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 9h 47m to get from Budapest to Zadar, including transfers.

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Budapest to Zadar bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Budapest Nepliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Zadar is to bus which takes 9h 58m and costs 9 500 Ft - 23 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 21 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft and takes 8h 38m.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Zadar Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Zadar bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zadar bus station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Zadar.
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  • Distance: 478.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 47m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Zadar, Croatia?

You can take a bus from Budapest to Zadar via Népliget M, Budapest Nepliget, Zagreb Central Bus Station, and Zagreb in around 9h 58m. Alternatively, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Zadar once daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zadar via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 3.300 kn
Flights from Budapest to Split via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 kn - 3.700 kn
Flights from Budapest to Split via Vienna, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
700 kn - 1.900 kn
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zadar via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
650 kn - 2.400 kn
Flights from Budapest to Split via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.100 kn - 10.000 kn
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
250 kn - 650 kn
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Zadar via Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
270 kn - 1.300 kn
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zadar via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kn - 4.000 kn
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Split via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kn - 8.000 kn
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Split via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2.600 kn - 13.000 kn
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Split via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
230 kn - 1.400 kn
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
120 kn - 150 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trogir to Zadar bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 85 kn
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Puntamica Line d.d.o.
Phone
+385 (23) 315 331
Email
info@puntamika-line.hr
Website
puntamika-line.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 kn
Schedules at
puntamika-line.hr
Velebit Tours
Phone
08008885
Email
info@velebit-tours.hr
Website
velebit-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
144 kn
Schedules at
velebit-tours.hr
Autobusni Promet
Phone
+385 (42) 372 803
Email
info@ap.hr
Website
ap.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
160 kn - 210 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
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varazdin.getbybus.com
Bus from Karlovac to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 kn - 230 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Bus from Trogir to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kn - 150 kn
Schedules at
ap.hr
Book at
varazdin.getbybus.com
Samoborček
Phone
+385 1 6321 190
Email
samoborcek@samoborcek.hr
Website
samoborcek.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
samoborcek.hr
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90 kn - 130 kn
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Autotransport Šibenik
Phone
022 / 212 – 557
Email
autotransport@atpsi.hr
Website
atpsi.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Zadar
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kn - 170 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Bus from Trogir to Zadar
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 kn - 80 kn
Schedules at
sibenik.getbybus.com
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Zagreb Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
160 kn - 230 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Trogir Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
120 kn - 170 kn
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Zagreb Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 kn - 230 kn
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Nomago
Economy
110 kn - 170 kn
Premium
140 kn - 190 kn
Family&friends
160 kn - 230 kn
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
300 kn - 700 kn
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zadar
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
450 kn - 1.100 kn
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Trogir Central Bus Station to Zadar Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65 kn - 90 kn
Website
Arriva d.o.o.
Brioni Pula
Phone
+385 52 356 500
Email
brioni@brioni.hr
Website
brioni.hr
Bus from Trogir to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 kn - 100 kn
Schedules at
brioni.hr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Trogir, aut.kolodvor to Zadar, aut.kolodvor
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35 kn - 55 kn
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Zadar is 628 km. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from Budapest to Zadar.

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Ryanair, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Budapest Airport to Zadar Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Zadar. Prices start at 750 kn 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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