There are 4 ways to get from Debrecen to Budapest by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Debrecen to Budapest-Nyugati D

$10 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás to Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas 1060

$14 - $17

Rideshare  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Debrecen to Budapest 144.2 miles

$12

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Debrecen to Budapest 144.1 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Debrecen to Budapest is to rideshare which costs 3 123 Ft and takes 2 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Debrecen to Budapest is to drive which costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 2 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Debrecen to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás and arriving at Keleti pályaudvar M via Puskás Ferenc Stadion M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Debrecen and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Debrecen and Budapest is 195 km. The road distance is 230.6 km.

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The best way to get from Debrecen to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 2 900 Ft - 4 300 Ft.

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The train from Debrecen to Budapest-Nyugati takes 2 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Debrecen to Budapest bus services, operated by Volanbusz, depart from Debrecen Autóbusz-Állomás station.

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Debrecen to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Debrecen station.

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The best way to get from Debrecen to Budapest is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 2 900 Ft - 4 300 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3 700 Ft - 4 800 Ft and takes 3 h 29 min.

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  • Distance: 121.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Debrecen, Hungary and Budapest, Hungary?

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Debrecen to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, Volanbusz operates a bus from Debrecen to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

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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.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Debrecen to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
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blablacar.co.uk

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Debrecen to Budapest bus services, operated by Volanbusz, arrive at Budapest Stádion Autóbusz Állomas station.

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Debrecen to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Debrecen to Budapest is 231 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Debrecen to Budapest.

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

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