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There are 9 ways to get from Leipzig 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.

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Fly from Leipzig  •  6h 5m

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

$114 - $459

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 167 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Vasút u.16. RegioJet

$34 - $48

7 alternative options

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  5h 56m

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

$78 - $191

Train to Berlin Schoenefeld, fly  •  6h 3m

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

$60 - $146

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  6h 38m

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

$83 - $216

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  10h 29m

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

$194 - $296

Train  •  11h 14m

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

$180 - $263

Bus  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1926

$47 - $76

Drive  •  7h 17m

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Budapest 486.3 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Budapest is to bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 11h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Budapest is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 170€ and takes 5h 56m.

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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 Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 24m.

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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 Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 29m.

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 10h 29m and costs 160€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Leipzig to Budapest, including transfers.

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Leipzig to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Leipzig central station.

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Budapest is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs 95€ - 400€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 260€ and takes 10h 29m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 11h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 402.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Leipzig to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leipzig to Budapest via Nürnberg Hbf and Wien Hbf in around 10h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$15 - $130
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
9h 9m
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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 Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Vasút u.16.
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Budapest is 778 km. It takes approximately 7h 17m to drive from Leipzig to Budapest.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Leipzig Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4612+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Leipzig Airport is to train which takes 11m and costs 10€ - 15€.

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