There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Budapest by plane, bus, night train, train 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.

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Fly from Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Budapest (BUD) IST - BUD

$68 - $273

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Bus, night train, EuroNight  •  41 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld

$54 - $79

6 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Budapest (BUD) SAW - BUD

$70 - $419

Bus Arda Tur  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Budapest

$67 - $85

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  22 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Pazardzhik
  2. Take the bus from Pazardzhik to Budapest Népliget

Bus via Otogar  •  23 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Budapest

$58 - $69

Night train, train  •  37 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$88 - $122

Drive  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Budapest 826.5 miles

$170 - $250

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Haskovo and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 14 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Budapest is 1067 km. The road distance is 1322.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Istanbul to Budapest, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Budapest bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Istanbul to Budapest bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:13 AM in Istanbul and 7:13 AM in Budapest.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Budapest is 1322 km. It takes approximately 13 h 14 min to drive from Istanbul to Budapest.

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  • Distance: 667.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Budapest, Hungary?

Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Istanbul to Budapest 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Budapest via Haskovo, Budapest, and Népliget M in around 22 h 14 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
16 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Budapest
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Pazardzhik
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Pazardzhik to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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