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There are 6 ways to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from U Kochstr./Checkpoint Charlie to U Kurt-Schumacher-Platz
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Budapest (BUD) TXL - BUD

$41 - $140

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Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Budapest (BUD) SXF - BUD

$24 - $96

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N260

$45 - $83

Train  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

$180 - $273

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  17 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

$49 - $74

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest 544.1 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest is to fly which costs 20€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 130€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest. However, there are services departing from S Anhalter Bahnhof and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Berlin Südkreuz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 8 min.

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The distance between Checkpoint Charlie and Budapest is 688 km. The road distance is 870.6 km.

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The best way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 5 min and costs 35€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest, including transfers.

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Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Südkreuz station.

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The best way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs 20€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 5 min, you could also train, which costs 150€ - 240€ and takes 12 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Map of how to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 429.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Checkpoint Charlie, Germany and Budapest, Hungary?

easyJet, Wizz Air and Ryanair fly from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 10 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Train operators
BVG
Website
bvg.de
Train from U Kochstr./Checkpoint Charlie to U Kurt-Schumacher-Platz
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vbb.de
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 Berlin Südkreuz to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $270
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 Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Berlin to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
regiojet.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest is 871 km. It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to drive from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest.

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easyJet, Eurowings, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Budapest Airport.

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