There are 9 ways to get from Dresden to Budapest by bus, train, night train, night bus, car or plane

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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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N260

$35 - $65

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Bus, night bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$24 - $77

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Train, EuroNight  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$49 - $78

Train, night train  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n. Ec
  2. Take the night train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Budapest-Keleti Metropol

$42 - $63

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Dresden to Budapest 419.7 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Dresden  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Budapest (BUD) DRS - BUD

$93 - $333

Train to Prague, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD) PRG - BUD

$97 - $262

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Budapest (BUD) TXL - BUD

$82 - $197

Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Südkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Budapest (BUD) SXF - BUD

$64 - $152

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station station and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dresden to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Budapest-Kelenföld via Praha hl.n. and Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 14 min.

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The distance between Dresden and Budapest is 551 km. The road distance is 671.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs .

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The bus from Dresden, Dresden central station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 8 h 20 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Dresden to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dresden, Dresden central station.

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

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The best way to get from Dresden to Budapest is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dresden Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 344.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Swiss and KLM fly from Dresden to Budapest hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Dresden to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Dresden to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Dresden to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $120
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $180
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 Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
cd.cz
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 Dresden, Dresden central station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Dresden to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
elines.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dresden to Prague
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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Dresden to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Budapest is 672 km. It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to drive from Dresden to Budapest.

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Swiss, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Dresden Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Dresden to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Dresden Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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