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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Budapest (BUD) FRA - BUD

$88 - $278

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N161

$57 - $93

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Budapest (BUD) STR - BUD

$106 - $287

Train via Wien Hbf  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$173 - $253

Train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj

$210 - $310

Bus Eurolines HU  •  17 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Budapest Népliget 794

$77 - $101

Train, drive  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest

$178 - $268

Drive  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest 603 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is to bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 17 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is to fly which costs 75€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart three times a week, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 2 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Budapest is 811 km. The road distance is 964.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 9 h 35 min and costs 150€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 31 min and costs 75€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 220€ and takes 9 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 8 min.

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  • Distance: 507.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Budapest, Hungary?

Lufthansa, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest via Wien Hbf in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Frankfurt to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is 965 km. It takes approximately 8 h 44 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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