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

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Budapest (BUD) BER - BUD
  2. Take the train from Ferihegy to Budapest-Nyugati

8 942 Ft - 105 048 Ft

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Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  8h 49m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Budapest (BUD) TXL - BUD

32 982 Ft - 103 488 Ft

Train  •  12h 12m

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

30 799 Ft - 42 002 Ft

Bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station 260

14 799 Ft - 19 002 Ft

Bus, train  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Deli Ic

9 399 Ft - 27 502 Ft

Drive  •  8h 4m

  1. Drive from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest 869.9 km

33 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

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

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

Yes, entry into Germany from Hungary is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 12h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest is to fly and train which costs 24€ - 300€ and takes 5h 3m.

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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 Suedkreuz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 12m.

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It is 688 km from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest. It is approximately 869.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 12h 12m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest is to fly which takes 8h 49m and costs 90€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 120€ and takes 12h 12m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 12h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Map of how to get from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 687.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

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

Lufthansa and Finnair fly from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest 4 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Budapest-Nyugati twice daily. Tickets cost 30 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft and the journey takes 10h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
48 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4 500 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
5 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft
1st Class
13 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
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 Berlin Südkreuz train station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, Südkreuz Bf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest is 870 km. It takes approximately 8h 4m to drive from Checkpoint Charlie to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 620+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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