There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  4h 35m

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

16 781 Ft - 102 257 Ft

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Bus  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1920 / ...

15 713 Ft - 18 684 Ft

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5h 57m

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

27 169 Ft - 93 832 Ft

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 10m

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

28 681 Ft - 82 787 Ft

Train  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx

46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft

Train, bus  •  18h

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget Dortmund - Varna / ...

24 876 Ft - 47 209 Ft

Drive  •  8h 38m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest 964.8 km

39 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is to bus which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 13h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is to fly which costs 45€ - 300€ and takes 4h 35m.

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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 13h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Kelenfoeld. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 45m.

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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 10h 45m and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central 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 35m and costs 45€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 10h 45m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 13h 23m.

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  • Distance: 811.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

Lufthansa, Wizz Air and three other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, Railjet operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kelenfoeld twice a week. Tickets cost 46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and the journey takes 10h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 60 000 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
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7 500 Ft - 11 000 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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4 800 Ft - 7 000 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 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
10 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
1st Class
8 000 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Mannheim Central Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is 965 km. It takes approximately 8h 38m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest.

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Brussels Airlines, Wizz Air, CSA and two other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4099+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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