There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Budapest by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Budapest (BUD) DUS - BUD

$53 - $184

Cheapest option

Train to Dortmund, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Budapest (BUD) DTM - BUD

$53 - $330

9 alternative options

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Budapest (BUD) CGN - BUD

$67 - $263

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Budapest (BUD) FRA - BUD

$124 - $329

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Budapest (BUD) EIN - BUD

$54 - $181

Train via Würzburg Hbf  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$222 - $326

Train  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$228 - $329

Bus  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N161

$72 - $117

Train, bus  •  22 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Hansaring S6
  2. Take the bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Budapest Népliget 794

$81 - $119

Train, drive  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Würzburg Hbf to Budapest

$182 - $271

Drive  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Budapest 739.5 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Budapest is to train and bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 22 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Budapest is to fly which costs 45€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld via Würzburg Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 58 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Budapest is 978 km. The road distance is 1183.2 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 11 h 58 min and costs 180€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Düsseldorf to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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Düsseldorf to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 45€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 280€ and takes 11 h 58 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 18 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 611.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Budapest, Hungary?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Düsseldorf to Budapest via Würzburg Hbf and Wien Hbf in around 11 h 58 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Dortmund to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Budapest via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Hansaring
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
avv.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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