There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Budapest by plane, car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry 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  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Budapest (BUD) DUB - BUD

$71 - $235

6 alternative options

Car ferry, train, bus  •  32 h 54 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 792

$331 - $575

Car ferry, train, bus via Passau  •  33 h 57 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal
  4. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Passau
  5. Take the train from Passau Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  6. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$434 - $818

Car ferry, train, bus Eurolines HU  •  38 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Budapest Népliget 792

$364 - $460

Bus and ferry, bus  •  42 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Budapest Népliget 792

$202 - $209

Car ferry, train, bus Eurolines CZ  •  42 h 39 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Budapest Népliget

$209 - $302

Car ferry, drive  •  24 h 36 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Dover
  3. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  4. Drive from Calais to Budapest

$338 - $508

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Budapest is to fly which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Budapest is to fly which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Budapest is 1894 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Dublin to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via London Victoria Station and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Budapest, Hungary?

Aer Lingus, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Dublin to Budapest hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from London St. Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $280
Premier
$210 - $320
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 Passau Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
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 Lille to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Passau
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Lille to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from London Victoria Station to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$171
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
elines.cz
Ferry operators

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