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There are 7 ways to get from Croatia to Budapest by plane, train, bus, car or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Zadar to Budapest

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station

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Fly Zagreb to Vienna, train

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Vienna (VIE)
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

Fly Zadar to Vienna, train

  1. Fly from Zadar (ZAD) to Vienna (VIE)
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

Train

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Budapest-Deli

Drive

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Budapest

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Budapest

Croatia to Budapest by bus

The bus journey time between Croatia and Budapest is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 338 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 30m. Operated by FlixBus, the Croatia to Budapest bus service departs from Zagreb and arrives in Budapest Kelenföld bus station. Typically 10 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
4h 30m
Fastest bus time:
4h 30m
Bus distance:
338 km
Buses per week:
10
Cheapest price:
6 000 Ft
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:30
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Croatia to Budapest bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Budapest is to bus which costs 130 kn - 170 kn and takes 4h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Croatia to Budapest is to fly. Taking this option will cost 360 kn - 2.000 kn and takes 2h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Budapest Kelenföld bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at Budapest-Deli. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 49m.

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The distance between Croatia and Budapest is 265 km. The road distance is 341.4 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 130 kn - 170 kn.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from Croatia to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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Croatia to Budapest train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Budapest is to fly which takes 2h 13m and costs 360 kn - 2.000 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130 kn - 170 kn and takes 4h 30m, you could also train, which costs 150 kn - 210 kn and takes 5h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Croatia to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 265.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 13m

What companies run services between Croatia and Budapest, Hungary?

Ryanair flies from Zadar to Budapest twice a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station twice daily. Tickets cost 6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Zadar to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Zadar to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zadar to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Flights from Zadar to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 400 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 400 Ft - 3 400 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 300 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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The quickest flight from Zadar Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Croatia to Budapest train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Budapest-Deli station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Budapest is 341 km. It takes approximately 3h 17m to drive from Croatia to Budapest.

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Ryanair offers flights from Zadar Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Croatia to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 618+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Zadar Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs 150 kn - 190 kn.

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