There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest by plane, train, bus 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 from Frankfurt  •  4 h 23 min

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

$88 - $278

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 9 min

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

$58 - $93

4 alternative options

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6 h 3 min

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

$104 - $282

Train via Wien  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$191 - $274

Train  •  11 h 2 min

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

$210 - $310

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 50€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs 75€ - 240€.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Budapest is 811 km. The road distance is 965 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main 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 9 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. The journey takes approximately 11 h 2 min.

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

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest via Wien and Wien Hbf in around 9 h 46 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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