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There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Salzburg by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$90 - $140

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Salzburg 342.3 miles

$27

7 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Rennweg to Salzburg, Salzburg K485

$29 - $47

Night train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Salzburg Hbf En

$91 - $141

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Salzburg 342 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Budapest to Salzburg  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Salzburg (SZG) BUD - SZG

$141 - $481

Train to Vienna, fly to Salzburg  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Salzburg (SZG) VIE - SZG

$131 - $392

Fly Budapest to Vienna, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf

$136 - $361

Fly Budapest to Munich, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Munich (MUC) BUD - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$114 - $324

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to rideshare which costs 7 406 Ft and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to train which costs 25 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Salzburg Hbf. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Salzburg is 450 km. The road distance is 547.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs 25 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft.

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The train from Kelenföld to Salzburg Hbf takes 4 h 57 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Budapest to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs 25 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 6 h 24 min, you could also fly, which costs 39 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft and takes 5 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Salzburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 281.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Salzburg, Austria?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Salzburg every 3 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna, Hbf, Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2), Wien Rennweg, and Vienna, Vienna Rennweg in around 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Budapest to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
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 Kelenföld to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Flughafen Wien to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Rennweg to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Salzburg is 547 km. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from Budapest to Salzburg.

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

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Book your Budapest to Salzburg train tickets online with Loco2.

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There are 1228+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Salzburg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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