There are 8 ways to get from Dresden to Budapest by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

$150 - $220

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 25 min

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

$35 - $65

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Dresden to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér Rj

$41 - $55

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 51 min

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

$98 - $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

$83 - $198

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

$65 - $151

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Budapest is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Budapest is to fly which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 8 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 train from Dresden Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati takes 8 h 57 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dresden, Dresden central station station and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dresden Hbf and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 57 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dresden to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $150 - $220 and the journey takes 8 h 57 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden to Budapest 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

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
Sunday
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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
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 - $65
Website
bahn.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 Dresden, Dresden central station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Dresden to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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