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There are 8 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Budapest by train, plane, 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.

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Train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
  2. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Budapest (BUD) SCN - BUD

$168 - $676

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Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N236 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 902 / ...

$62 - $102

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Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Budapest (BUD) FRA - BUD

$116 - $316

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Budapest (BUD) STR - BUD

$110 - $297

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Budapest (BUD) BSL - BUD

$128 - $356

Train  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$208 - $309

Train, bus  •  18 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Budapest Népliget 794

$89 - $125

Drive  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Budapest 642.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Budapest is to train and bus which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 18 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Budapest is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kaiserslautern to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Budapest is 858 km. The road distance is 1028.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 11 h 30 min and costs 180€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Kaiserslautern to Budapest, including transfers.

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Kaiserslautern to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kaiserslautern station.

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Kaiserslautern to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Budapest is to train which takes 11 h 30 min and costs 180€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 15 h 35 min.

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  • Distance: 535.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 27 min

What companies run services between Kaiserslautern, Germany and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Budapest via Mannheim Hbf in around 11 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaiserslautern to Budapest via Vienna, Vienna Erdberg, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Népliget M in around 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Saarbrucken to Budapest via Hamburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Saarbrucken to Budapest via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Saarbrucken to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Saarbrucken to Budapest via Luxembourg, Munich
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Budapest via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$31 - $35
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
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 Kaiserslautern to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Mannheim to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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There is no direct flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Kaiserslautern to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Kaiserslautern to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Budapest is 1029 km. It takes approximately 9 h 9 min to drive from Kaiserslautern to Budapest.

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easyJet, BMI Regional, Luxair and Lufthansa offer flights from Saarbrucken Airport to Budapest Airport.

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