There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Croatia by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb 976 / ...

$19 - $35

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Train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. D

$60 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Zagreb 213.9 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zagreb (ZAG) BUD - ZAG

$111 - $321

Shuttle  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zagreb Eurobusways

$46 - $111

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Zagreb. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Déli and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod.. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Croatia is 265 km. The road distance is 342.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs .

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Budapest to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Budapest to Croatia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Déli station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Croatia is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 165.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Croatia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Zagreb every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Zagreb 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 5 h 29 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zagreb via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
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-Déli to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Budapest to Croatia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Croatia is 342 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Budapest to Croatia.

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Brussels Airlines, Turkish Airlines, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Croatia train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Budapest to Croatia bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 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 .

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