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

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Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$70 - $110

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 091

$27 - $42

4 alternative options

Night train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Kelenföld En

$73 - $106

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Budapest 271.1 miles

$50 - $75

Fly from Linz  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Budapest (BUD) LNZ - BUD

$138 - $481

Train to Vienna, fly  •  4 h 30 min

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

$126 - $337

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Linz to Budapest is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Budapest is to train which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Linz and Budapest is 366 km. The road distance is 433.7 km.

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The train from Linz Hbf to Kelenföld takes 3 h 46 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from Linz to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Linz, Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The nearest airport to Budapest is Budapest (BUD) Airport which is 18.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Bratislava (BTS) (156.4 km), Vienna (VIE) (197.6 km), Kosice (KSC) (209.1 km) and Brno (BRQ) (252.2 km).

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  • Distance: 228.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Linz to Budapest every 4 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Linz to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 Linz Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
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 Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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