There are 10 ways to get from Leipzig to Budapest by plane, train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Leipzig  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Budapest (BUD) LEJ - BUD

$115 - $460

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 167 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér Rj / ...

$33 - $79

8 alternative options

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Budapest (BUD) TXL - BUD

$79 - $192

Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Budapest (BUD) SXF - BUD

$61 - $146

Train to Prague, fly  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf Goethestraße to Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova)
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD) PRG - BUD

$117 - $289

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Budapest (BUD) NUE - BUD

$84 - $217

Train via Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$215 - $317

Train  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

$181 - $264

Bus, night train  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 167 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Budapest-Nyugati Metropol

$39 - $61

Drive  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Budapest 486.3 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Budapest is to bus which costs 28€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Budapest is to fly which costs 95€ - 400€ and takes 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Budapest is 644 km. The road distance is 778 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Leipzig to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leipzig station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station and arriving at Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér via Praha, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leipzig to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld via Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 42 min.

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

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Leipzig to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leipzig to Budapest via Nürnberg Hbf, Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof, Wien, and Wien Hbf in around 10 h 42 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $130
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $180
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 Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf Goethestraße to Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
bahn.de
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 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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
cd.cz
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Praha, ÚAN Florenc to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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