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There are 6 ways to get from Graz to Budapest by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Graz Ostbahnhof-Messe to Kelenföld Ic

$59 - $87

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Bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Graz, Graz Murpark to Vienna, Vienna Matzleinsdorferplatz 096
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Vasút u.16. RegioJet

$23 - $36

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Train via Wien Hbf  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$80 - $121

Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Graz to Budapest 215.7 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Graz  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Budapest (BUD) GRZ - BUD

$131 - $482

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

$129 - $341

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The cheapest way to get from Graz to Budapest is to bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Graz to Budapest is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Graz to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Graz Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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The distance between Graz and Budapest is 275 km. The road distance is 345.1 km.

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The best way to get from Graz to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 5h 42m and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Graz to Budapest, including transfers.

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Graz to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Graz Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Graz to Budapest is to train which takes 5h 42m and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 5h 59m, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 420€ and takes 6h 2m.

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There is no direct flight from Graz Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Graz to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 171.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 42m

What companies run services between Graz, Austria and Budapest, Hungary?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Graz to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 5h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Graz to Budapest via Vienna, Vienna Matzleinsdorferplatz, Wien Matzleinsdorfer Platz, Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2), and Vienna, Hbf in around 5h 59m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Train operators
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 Graz Ostbahnhof-Messe to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Train from Graz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Train from Graz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Graz, Graz Murpark to Vienna, Vienna Matzleinsdorferplatz
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Vasút u.16.
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Graz to Budapest is 345 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Graz to Budapest.

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Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Graz Airport to Budapest Airport.

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The best way to get from Graz to Graz Airport is to shuttle which takes 8m and costs 7€ - 26€.

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