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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  •  4h 40m

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

20 711 Ft - 85 142 Ft

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Bus, train  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bratislava 802855
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Ic

11 499 Ft - 17 966 Ft

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 2m

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

27 781 Ft - 151 398 Ft

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Budapest (BUD) CGN - BUD

35 002 Ft - 96 701 Ft

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Budapest (BUD) DUS - BUD

35 114 Ft - 122 739 Ft

Train  •  11h 2m

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

47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft

Bus  •  17h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Budapest Nepliget Dortmund - Varna / ...

21 918 Ft - 29 637 Ft

Drive  •  8h 24m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest 963.8 km

37 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft

Frankfurt am Main to Budapest by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Budapest is around 11h 2m and covers a distance of around 1141 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 2m. Operated by Railjet, the Frankfurt am Main to Budapest train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Budapest-Keleti. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is to bus and train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 18h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is to fly which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 30m.

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

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Budapest is 811 km. The road distance is 963.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 11h 2m and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, 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 4h 40m and costs 55€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 11h 2m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 17h 30m.

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  • Distance: 811.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and LOT fly from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, Railjet operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Budapest-Keleti twice a week. Tickets cost 47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and the journey takes 11h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 200 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 200 Ft - 3 200 Ft
1st Class
4 500 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Frankfurt to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
9 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Book at
eurobus.sk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Budapest Nepliget station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is 964 km. It takes approximately 8h 24m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest.

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LOT, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Budapest Airport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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